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International Skilled Worker EOI System


Effective May 1, 2024, the Excluded Occupation List for the Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry subcategories has been updated.

If you are eligible under the Occupations In-Demand or Express Entry, you will be able to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Submitting an EOI is your first step to applying to the SINP.

Create an Expression of Interest Profile

What is an International Skilled Worker Expression of Interest (EOI)?

An International Skilled Worker (ISW) EOI submission is not an application to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). It is a pre-application which allows you to fill out an online form to indicate your interest in applying to the SINP and show your qualifications.

The information asked for is used to assess your eligibility. It determines if your submission is entered into the International Skilled Worker EOI system.

Those who have skills needed by Saskatchewan's job market are selected from the International Skilled Worker EOI system. These include connections to the province, work experience, and language proficiency. Those selected from the system are issued an "Invitation to Apply."

Not all candidates who submit an International Skilled Worker EOI will be invited to apply to the SINP. There are no limits on the number of candidates who can submit an EOI; however, candidates can only have one EOI profile.

How do I create an EOI profile?

After creating your EOI profile you will be asked:

How the EOI System Works

If you successfully submit an EOI, you will be entered into the EOI pool of eligible candidates.

  • Your profile will be valid for one year from the day you submit it.
  • Candidates can only have one active EOI profile in the system at any time. You cannot have an EOI profile for both Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry.
  • You will be ranked based on the information you provide.
  • The highest ranked candidates will be invited to apply to the SINP.
  • Invitations to Apply are done through Expression of Interest Draws.
  • The SINP uses an electronic system and will communicate with you by email.
  • If you are invited to apply, you can use the same login information you created for your EOI.
  • You must make sure that the information you provide in your EOI is current and accurate at all times. If something changes, you must update your profile. To update your profile, you must cancel your EOI and re-submit with the new information. Please refer to the Expression of interest Guide for SINP Candidates for further instructions.
  • If we find that you provided false information or left out important details, your application will be refused.
  • The SINP does not limit the intake of EOI profiles.

For frequently asked questions relating to this EOI system, see the Immigration FAQs for more information.

The SINP may limit the selection of EOIs by occupation so that applications do not exceed employment demand in Saskatchewan. For information regarding Saskatchewan's employment demand, visit our Labour Market Information page.

Expression of Interest diagram

How EOI Candidates Are Ranked

Those who complete an Expression of Interest profile automatically receive a score based on a number of criteria. You can find the criteria for the EOI point score in the SINP point assessment grid.

The SINP's Expression of Interest selection process will use a sequence that begins by identifying those with the highest point scores. If too many candidates have the same point score to meet the EOI Draw's desired number of candidates, then further selection criteria will be applied.

To select from those with equal scores, candidates with connections to Saskatchewan will be chosen first. This includes people who have a close family relative in Saskatchewan, past work experience in Saskatchewan, or past student experience in Saskatchewan. The next selection criteria will prioritize those with the most work experience and highest language scores.

The SINP may make occupation-specific selections from the EOI system or selections to support international recruitment initiatives.

The criteria for eligibility and selection can change at any time. You will not be invited to apply unless your job or work experience is in-demand.

  • You do not meet the selection criteria for an invitation, including the occupations chosen; or
  • Your occupation is on the exclusion list; or
  • You have a current SINP application in process (including those undergoing an integrity review or a second review); or
  • You have a SINP suspension that is still in effect.

Your Invitation to Apply

EOIs are drawn from the system and those selected receive an Invitation to Apply. The number of invitations issued in each draw depends on annual processing targets and employment demands.

If you are invited to apply, your invitation will tell you what to do next. You will have 60 days to submit a complete online application to the SINP and provide documents. If your invitation has expired, you can submit a new profile which may be eligible for future EOI Draws.

If you provide false or misleading information in your EOI, it may be considered misrepresentation. Your application could be refused and you may be banned from applying to the SINP for a period of two years.

Your EOI will remain active for one year from the date you originally created it. After it expires, you will have to create a new EOI to still be active in the system.

While your EOI is active, you can continue to update your profile with new information. For example, you can improve your score and increase your chances of receiving an invitation by:

  • Improving your language score by taking additional tests
  • Gaining more work experience

After You Receive Your Invitation to Apply

After receiving an invitation to apply to either the Occupations In-Demand or Saskatchewan Express Entry, you will be required to pay a non-refundable $350 CAD application processing fee.

Find more information about what documents are needed for your application:

EOI Selection Results

SINP limits the selection of EOIs by occupation so nominations do not exceed employment demand.

The size and frequency of EOI Selections are based on labour market need, provincial priorities and the number of applications processed since the last EOI Selection. Selections will take place every two months, at a minimum.

Download SINP ISW EOI Selection Results

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