Saskatchewan Invites 385 Immigration Candidates In First Draw Of 2021

Saskatchewan has held its first Expression of Interest draw of 2021, with the province sending out invitations to 385 immigration candidates across two streams.

In the January 7 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw, Occupations In-Demand stream candidates with skills and experience in one of Seventy-nine (79) National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes received 237 invitations, with a minimum score of Seventy-one (71) points.

A further 148 invitations went to Express Entry candidates with skills and experience in the same Seventy-nine (79) NOC codes, also with a minimum score of Seventy-one (71) points.

In order to be invited in this draw, immigration candidates from both sub-categories were required to have lodged Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with the SINP. Unlike the last draw, each category score requirement differs.

The 385 immigration candidates needed an EOI score of at least Seventy-one (71) in order to be invited. This is the provincial requirement, not the Comprehensive Ranking System cutoff.

Invited applicants had Educational Credential Assessments, and work experience in one of fifty-Six (56) occupations.

To see which occupations were invited, visit the government webpage.

The 237 candidates invited under the Occupations In-Demand subcategory also need Educational Credential Assessments. A total of Seventy-nine (79) occupations were included in this draw.

The SINP uses the Expression Of Interest system to select the candidates that have the most potential to succeed in the regional labor market. Candidates need to show their commitment to building a life in Saskatchewan province by showcasing their age, education, work experience, language ability, age, and ties to the province.

The SINP uses these five factors to evaluate candidates and give them a score out of One hundred (100) on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then sent out an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan province.

Express Entry sub-category

In this new invitation round, Saskatchewan sent out 148 invitations to candidates who had valid profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.

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

If candidates in the federal Express Entry pool also filled out an Expression of interest for Saskatchewan, and they scored seventy-one (71) on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid they may have been selected in the latest draw.

Express Entry candidates who apply for and obtain 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 practically assured an invitation to apply for permanent residence, as most invitation rounds invite candidates with scores above 470.

The same goes for anyone of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs that are linked with Express Entry.

Occupations In-Demand sub-category

The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to those candidates who do not have a valid federal Express Entry profile. This program is for immigration candidates who possess work experience in occupations that have labor shortages in Saskatchewan province.

There were 237 Occupations In-Demand individuals invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates require a provincial score of Seventy-one (71) in order to be chosen.

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