Saskatchewan's New Expression of Interest System (for Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories)

Posted in Immigration News / Families

The Expression Of Interest (EOI) system will begin July 16 and will replace the first-come, first-served model for International Skilled Worker sub-categories. 

With this new process, the first step toward being considered for either the Express Entry or Jobs In-Demand category will be to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile using Saskatchewan’s online application system “OASIS” beginning July 16, 2018.

The change will include regular draws from a pool of ranked candidates, rather than the current process that favours those who are quickest to apply. It also brings Saskatchewan in line with other Canadian provinces that already employ EOI systems.

An EOI is not an application to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) but instead, is a way for a candidate to make it known that they would like to be considered for either the Express Entry or Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

This pre-application process requires candidates to complete an online form that assesses their eligibility for either sub-category.

The SINP says draws will take place on a monthly basis to start, but their frequency may change based needs. The dates of the draws will not be communicated, but the score range and attributes of the candidates selected will be provided on the SINP’s EOI webpage.

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