Saskatchewan’s conducted a new draw on December 17, inviting 576 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The Saskatchewan Immigration department invited candidates from the International Skilled Workers category through two subcategories: Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry.
They issued a total of 576 invitations to immigration candidates who had work experience in some select occupations. A total of 190 were invited via the Express Entry sub-category, and 386 invitations were sent to Occupations In-Demand candidates.
In order to be invited in this draw, immigration candidates from both sub-categories are required to have lodged Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with the SINP.
Regardless of the category, invited candidates needed an Expression of Interest score of at least Seventy-one (71) in order to be invited. These are the provincial requirements, not the Comprehensive Ranking System cutoff. Invited immigration candidates all had Educational Credential Assessments.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates who had work experience in one of eighty-nine (89) occupations. To see which occupations were included, visit the government webpage.
The SINP uses the EOI system to choose 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, language ability, work experience, and connections to the province.
Saskatchewan awards candidates a score out of 100 according to the International Skilled Workers Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then given an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from the Saskatchewan government.
Recently, Saskatchewan started giving more EOI points to bilingual candidates who can speak English and French.
Express Entry sub-category
In this new invitation round, Saskatchewan sent out 190 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 386 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.