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Latest Saskatchewan Draw Invite 769 Express Entry Candidates For Canadian Permanent Residence

Saskatchewan immigration has invited 769 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in draws conducted September 25.

The draws were the first held since the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) drastically increased the number of high-skilled professions that are eligible under its main Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories last week, from Nineteen (19) to two hundred and eighteen (218).

Candidates invited in the September 25 draws represented roughly 100 occupations, the SINP reported. Among those included were chemical and civil engineers, psychologist, medical radiation, technologists, and information systems analysts and consultants.

One year of work experience in an eligible occupation relevant to the candidate’s field of study is needed in order to be selected for a provincial nomination through either sub-category, among other requirements.

An employement offer in Saskatchewan and Canadian work experience are not required.

The September 25 draws were among the largest conducted by Saskatchewan since it changed its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system last July of 2018.

A sum total of 365 invites were issued to Occupation In-Demand candidates and another 404 invitation to apply were sent out through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, which is open to qualified candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.

The Express Entry system controls and manages the pool of applicants for three of Canada’s main Economic Class immigration categories — the Federal Skilled trades Class, Federal Skilled workers Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

769 Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an extra 600 points towards their ranking score and are practically guaranteed an invitation to apply for permanent residence of Canada.

In order to be selected for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, Express Entry applicants have to register a separate Expression of Interest with the SINP.

Under the SINP’s EOI system, eligible applicants are alotted a score based on factors such as their age, educational qualifications, work experience, proficiency in English or French and ties to Saskatchewan.

Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws from the SINP’s Express of interest pool.

The minimum scores in the SINP’s September 25 draws were Seventy (70) for Express Entry sub-category applicants and Seventy-nine (79) for Occupation In-Demand candidates.

For more information or enquiries on the newly included high-skilled occupations that are now eligible under the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominees Program’s (SINP) Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand categories, visit this page.