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The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has updated its application intake thresholds for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to reflect the fact that the SINP International Skilled Workers - Express Entry sub-category has reached its cap/limit of 500 new applications.

CanadaVisa.com had reported on Monday, January 4 that the SINP had reopened all categories with full quotas for each category and sub-category. The Express Entry sub-category is the second sub-category to cap out since that initial update was made; the International Skilled Workers - Occupations In-Demand sub-category reached its cap/limit of 500 new applications within hours.

The popular Express Entry sub-category, which is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, capped out and reopened on more than one occasion in 2015. While the SINP website states 'Remaining applications that will be accepted by the SINP in 2016' for certain categories, in 2015 the application intake thresholds for certain sub-categories were replenished during the year. This may provide cause for optimism for eligible candidates who did not manage to submit an application this week.

Click here to learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP International Skilled Workers - Express Entry sub-category.

Application Intake Thresholds for the SINP as of January 6, 2016

SINP Category Application Quota Remaining applications
to be accepted
International Skilled Workers
- With an Employment Offer 5,000 5,000
- Express Entry 500 0
- Occupations In-Demand 500 0
Saskatchewan Experience
Existing Work Permits & Health Professionals 1,200 1,200
Students 1,000 1,000
Hospitality Workers 500 500
Long Haul Truck Drivers 300 300
Entrepreneur and Farm
Farmers 50 50