Saskatchewan PNP to Implement NOC -2021 System w.e.f. 16 November
The government of Saskatchewan has announced latest update regarding its PNP, i.e. the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The SINP is going to use the new National Occupation Classification System NOC 2021 starting from November 16, 2022.
The IRCC has already declared last year that it will switch to new NOC 2021 system (introduced in the year 2021) for federal Express Entry System in November 2022. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is already mulling to adopt new NOC 2021 system; the Ontario government suggested the same in the recent Proposed Amendments.
Now, Saskatchewan has also announced that it will use the new NOC 2021 system for occupational classification. Here are the key points highlighted by Saskatchewan regarding the new NOC system, on its official immigration website, i.e.
- On November 16, 2022, the names and codes for occupations in Canada will change and the SINP and IRCC will use the new National Occupation Classification system (dated 2021).
- All new applications will use the new system.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Saskatchewan is inviting significant number of candidates to apply for the provincial nomination for Canadian PR visa this year. In September month only the province has issued 2,970 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination.
The SINP invites most number of candidates under two key subcategories of its main category- International Skilled Worker (ISW) Category, i.e.
- Express Entry subcategory and
- OID (Occupation in Demand) Sub-category
The applicants interested to apply for Canadian PR visa through SINP, need to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) and obtain the minimum 60 points in the SINP point’s grid.