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Saskatchewan Introduces EOI System for OID and Express Entry Streams- Applicable from July 16

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 11, Jul 2018

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Occupation in Demand as well as Express Entry sub-categories of SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) will be EOI (Expression of Interest) based w.e.f. 16th July, 2018. Saskatchewan has made this important announcement for its popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Both these streams are meant for the International Skilled Workers and are largely popular among Canada PR aspirants.

SINP application intake will be EOI Based

The old first cum first served, system of accepting SINP applications for key ISW streams will be replaced by new EOI based system, effective 16th July, 2018. Which are the PNP sub-categories impacted?

Candidates applying for the following subcategories of SINP, will have to submit EOI (Expression of Interest) first:

  • ISW- Express Entry Subcategory
  • ISW- Occupation in Demand subcategory

What is EOI system?

In the EOI based system the applicants under International Skilled Worker (ISW) Subcategories require submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the online application system of the province of Saskatchewan, i.e. OASIS w.e.f. July 16.

It means the Saskatchewan will launch the periodic draws to select the top profiles from the pool and there won't be any first cum first served method of application intake, which used to benefit the applicants, who apply quickly. Most of the provinces are following the similar process for accepting applications. The expression of interest or EOI is not exactly an application sent to SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program), rather it is a way of demonstrating interest in a particular stream of SINP.

Also read- Saskatchewan has updated its In Demand Occupation List for Key SINP streams

Selection parameters

The profile sub submitted will be assessed based on key criteria, i.e. education and training, skilled work experience, language ability, age and applicant's connections to Saskatchewan's labour market. An applicant also need to have work experience in one of the In demand occupations List of Saskatchewan. An applicant need to score minimum 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan point assessment grid. The top scoring applicants will get invitation to apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.

Stepwise EOI process

  • Submit EOI
  • Find place in EOI Candidate pool
  • Periodic draws will be held to select candidates with top score
  • Receive Invitation to Apply (ITA)
  • Submit complete application for provincial nomination within 60 days of ITA
  • SINP assessment process will take place to decide on your application.

Benefits of SINP

Here are key benefits of key ISW subcategories:

  • EE-Subcategory and OID does not require any job offer from the applicants
  • The EE-Subcategory applicants selected for provincial nomination, will get 600 additional CRS points in express entry system.
  • The provincial nomination obtained via OID subcategory will enable you to apply Canadian permanent residency directly to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Need assistance to apply in SINP via new process

If you seek advice, assistance or support to apply in SINP via new EOI based process, you may get in touch with Visas avenue immigration experts by calling on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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