Express Entry And Occupations In-Demand Streams- Saskatchewan Issues Invites To 150 Candidates

Saskatchewan immigration invites 150 candidates to apply through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration categories.

Saskatchewan held two draws through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand streams, sent out a sum of 150 invitations.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) utilised a special unique Expression of Interest (EOI) points tool to rank applicants in its Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.

The break down of the two held draws for Saskatchewan provincial nomination are as follows:

  • 45 Express Entry
  • 105 Occupations In-Demand

Applicants in these categories required a minimum score of 78 points to qualify for the Saskatchewan Expression of Interest.

Applicants got a score out of 100 based on factors including their educational qualifications, proficiency in English or French, skilled work experience, and ties to Saskatchewan province. The highest-scoring applicants in both streams are then invited via the regular draws from the pool.

Express Entry

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry category is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. Applicants who are already in the EE pool and who meet the criteria to succeed in Saskatchewan may be chosen for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry applicants with a provincial nomination receive an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Since most federal draws needed CRS scores over 400, a provincial nomination exclusively guarantees an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.

Occupations In-Demand

Applicants who qualify for the Occupation In-Demand stream who receive a provincial nomination have their applications for Canadian permanent residence evaluated and processed outside the Express Entry system.

Although a job offer is not necessarily needed for this sub-category, key eligibility criteria for both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams is to have experience in any of the Ninteen (19) occupations presently listed as in-demand in Saskatchewan.

The SINP has sent out 1,789 invitations through its Occupation In-Demand stream, and 1,315 through its Express Entry stream so far in 2019.

The number of invitations sent out in the August 15 draw (150) shows a serious decline from the previous draw held on July 24, which saw 381 invitations sent out.

Saskatchewan Expression of Interest Process

  1. Submit the EOI profile.
  2. Enter the EOI candidate pool.
  3. EOI applicants selected.
  4. Invitations to Apply sent out through regular draws.
  5. Applicants submit full application within 60 days.
  6. SINP officials evaluate applications and make a decision.

Express Entry and Occupation-In-Demand Sub-Category Requirements

  • Score at least Sixty (60) points on the SINP points assessment grid;
  • A minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Some canadian employers and the regulatory agency may ask for higher;
  • Have concluded one year of post-secondary education, apprenticeship or training comparable to the Canadian education system. You must have earned a certificate, diploma, or degree.
  •  Degrees, certificate, and diplomas acquired outside Canada subject to an ECA;
  • A minimum of one-year work experience in the last Ten (10) years: in your field of education, training or occupation in NOC A, B, 0 listed on the in-demand occupation list.
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan province if your occupation so requires or requests for it.
  • Must possess proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
  • Must lodge a non-refundable $300 application fee online.

Applicants from outside Canada, or with legal Canadian status, are eligible for this Saskatchewan immigration stream, provided they are not a refugee claimant.