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Saskatchewan Invites 205 Immigration Candidates To Apply For Permanent Residence

Saskatchewan conducted a new draw inviting a total of 205 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sent out invitations on March 26. The 205 immigration candidates did not need a job offer to be nomination, but, they required one year of work experience in an eligible occupation relevant to their field of study.

British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have all conducted provincial nominee program draw since Canada introduced its special coronavirus immigration measures on March 16. These draws are in addition to the previous federal Express Entry draw held on March 18, that only selected provincial nominees.

For Saskatchewan’s draw under the Occupations In-Demand category invited applicants had Educational Credential Assessments, and they either had close family ties in Saskatchewan or studied at a government-approved tertiary institution in the province.

Some of the Seventy-One (71) occupations selected this round included medical laboratory technologists, college instructors, and corporate sales managers.

Candidates also needed to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile to the SINP.

Saskatchewan’s Expression of interest system allows the province to chose immigration candidates that have the potential to thrive in the province. Interested candidates must open an EOI profile and will be evaluated on how their work experience, education, language proficiency, age, and ties to the province show their capacity to settle into life in Saskatchewan.

Applicants are then allotted a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.

The highest-scoring candidates are then given an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian immigration. The minimum score needed in the March 26 draw was Seventy-five (75).

SINP Invites 205 Immigration Candidates in Latest Draw

Saskatchewan has invited 1124 Occupations In-Demand applicants so far this year. Adding the 845 candidates invited to apply for provincial nomination via the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, that sum goes up to 1969.

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category is aligned to the federal Express Entry system, which manages or direct the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s major economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Candidates with valid Express Entry profiles must also create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan in order to be selected for invitations for a provincial nomination

Express Entry candidates who apply for and got a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan province are awarded an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level and are effectively assured an invitation to apply for Canadian immigration.