Saskatchewan issues invites to 576 candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories on February 27, 2020.
In order to be selected, candidates are required to have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Through the EOI system, the SINP invites immigration candidates that have the requirements to thrive in the province to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Interested candidates must open an EOI profile and show their capacity to settle into life in Saskatchewan by listing their work experience, educational qualifications, language ability, age, and ties to the province.
The SINP uses these five factors to evaluates candidates and award them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.
Saskatchewan issues invites to the highest-scoring candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The minimum score required in the February 27 draws was Sixty-nine (69) for both sub-categories.
No job offer is needed in order to receive an ITA from Saskatchewan. However, candidates needed a minimum of one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation related to their field of study.
Express Entry Sub-category
In the latest invitation round, Saskatchewan sent out 277 invitations to applicants who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.
Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category is aligned to the federal Express Entry system, which manages and regulates 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 applicants in the federal Express Entry pool also filled out an EOI for Saskatchewan, and they scored Seventy (70) on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid they may have been nominated on February 13.
Express Entry applicants who apply for and got a provincial nomination from the 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 permanent residence.
Occupations In-Demand Sub-category
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to immigration applicants who don’t have federal Express Entry profiles.
There were 369 Occupations In-Demand applicants invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates required a provincial score of Seventy (70) in order to be chosen.
The February 13 draw sent out invitations to candidates in 107 occupations including human resource professionals, managers, and financial sales representatives, among others.
Saskatchewan invites 646 candidates to apply for permanent residence. To see the complete list of occupations included in this draw, consult the webpage here.