Saskatchewan held a selection round on January 21, inviting 502 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Occupations In-Demand, and Express Entry.
The SINP allows Saskatchewan to choose immigration candidates with skills required in the province’s labor market.
Invitations were rolled out to 502 immigration candidates who had work experience in select occupations. A total of 189 were invited via the Express Entry sub-category and 313 invitations given to Occupations In-Demand candidates.
Saskatchewan immigration invited candidates who had work experience in one of Seventy-nine (79) occupations. More comprehensive information about the occupations that were added in this selection round can be found on the province’s webpage.
The Saskatchewan immigration department uses the EOI system to nominate 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 the province by showcasing their education, work experience, language ability, age, and ties to the province.
Saskatchewan awards candidates a score out of 100 according to the International Skilled Worker Point Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then granted an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from the province.
In order to be invited to this draw, immigration candidates from both sub-categories needed to have lodged Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with the SINP. Regardless of the category, invited candidates to require a score of at least Seventy-seven (77) under the SINP’s EOI points grid.
In late 2020, Saskatchewan province made changes to its points system to give more Expression of Interest points to people who can speak English and French.
Express Entry sub-category
In this new invitation round, Saskatchewan sent out 189 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 313 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-seven (77) in order to be chosen.
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