Saskatchewan province increases annual application intake threshold

Posted on August 23, 2017

Well known Canadian province, Saskatchewan has announced to increase its annual application intake threshold for its two PNP subcategories- SINP International Skilled Worker- Express Entry and the International Skilled Worker-Occupations In-Demand. As of the news, more applications are likely to be accepted under these programs during this year.

It was on August 22, the government of Saskatchewan announced through the web medium announced that the maximum number applications for the SINP International Skilled sub-categories (which operates on a first-come, first serve basis) would increase the intake in the future intake periods.

“Based on previous intake periods, potential applicants to the Express Entry sub-category may only be able to successfully submit an application and obtain a provincial nomination if they prepare in advance. The SINP does not give advance warning as to exactly when an intake period may take place, meaning that individuals who prepare in advance are better positioned to submit an application when the sub-category suddenly reopens for new applications. The range of documentation required from applicants by the SINP is more extensive than the documentation required to create an Express Entry profile,” is a statement quoted by Attorney David Cohen.

“Similarly, potential applicants to the Occupations In-Demand sub-category are more likely to be successful if they are prepared to submit an application as quickly as possible upon the sub-category reopening, as intake periods for this sub-category have also typically been short,” he further adds.

Here is a statistics on the increase that will be taking place on the intake numbers:

CategoryPrevious Max. Number of ApplicationsCurrent Max. Number of ApplicationsIncrease %
Express Entry1,7002,60053%
Occupations In-Demand3,0003,30010%

Source: CICnews