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Saskatchewan holds its initial Draw in the Expression of Interest System

The immigration authorities of Saskatchewan have invited a batch of skilled worker candidates, in the new and initial EOI system of the province. It has also announced a change regarding the Popular Occupation List, and has removed ten jobs. In the August 21 draw, 466 candidates received the invitation in the Saskatchewan E.E. Sub-Category. The candidate with the lowest rank had a score of 68 points. These invited candidates succeeded in having Assessment of Educational Credentials, which is necessary for the provincial applications. Additionally, the province will conduct one draw for every month in the E.O.I. format

The Process for Saskatchewan Expression of Interest

1. Submission of profile. 2. Entering the pool for EOI candidates. 3. Selection of candidates. 4. Issuing Invitations to apply in regular draws. 5. Candidates need to submit the full application in 60 days. 6. Program officials, assess the applications, and take a decision.

The Requirements for the Saskatchewan EE Sub-Category

Such Candidates, who reside in regions, outside Canada, or who have a legal status, pass the qualifying norms for the Immigration Category. They must not claim a refugee Status. Moreover, candidates must also have: • A profile in the EE Pool, and a profile number and Job Code; • A Score of 60 points in the point- assessment grid; • They must also show good language test results, which are valid, and issued by an official Testing Agency. It must match with the result of the E.E. profile; • Complete one year training, post-secondary education, or apprenticeship, which is comparable to the local education system. They also need to earn the certificate, diploma, or degree. The Diplomas/Degrees, obtained outside the country, have to undergo an Educational Assessment; • The following experience requirement in a field of education/training occupation: 1.An year of work experience in the last ten years, in a top skill profession for non-trades category; 2.Two years work experience in a top skill trade in the last five years; or 3.One year work experience within Canada in the last three years for both trade/non-trade category • Work experience in a top skill NOC occupation. • A proper license , when the profession is regulated, or in a skilled trade in the province. • A proof of settlement funds/ settlement plan. • Paying a non-refundable online $300 application fee.

Method to Qualify in New Expression of Interest System

A government statement mentions the removal of jobs from the Demand Occupations List. The aim is to see that the nominations are not in excess of employment demand.

List of Jobs Were Removed from In-Demand Occupations List

NOC Code Job Title
211 Engineering Managers
911 Manufacturing Managers
912 Utilities Managers
2131 Civil Engineers
2147 Computer Engineers
2173 Software Engineers and Designers
2175 Web Designers and Developers
2225 Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment)
4162 Economists and Economic Policy Researchers and Analysts

The New Saskatchewan in-Demand Occupations List

National Occupation Classification (NOC) Occupations
2154 Land surveyors
3111 Psychiatrists
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3234 Paramedics
4151 Psychologists
4212 Social and community service workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3216 Medical sonographers
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
6331 Meat cutters
7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7311 Industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
7237 Welders
7384 Recreation Vehicle Service
822 Managers in horticulture
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
821 Managers in agriculture

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