Another 533 immigration candidates have received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.The Saskatchewan Immigration department conducted its latest invitation round on August 14.
The 533 immigration Candidates were invited from the International Skilled Worker class via two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.
Although, the number of invitations fell short of being the biggest draw of the year, which was 646 invitations on Feb. 13. But, it is the biggest draw since Feb. 27, which rolled out 576 invitations, and therefore the biggest draw since the COVID-19 lock-down in March.
In order to be invited in this draw, candidates from both sub-categories were required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with the SINP.
The SINP uses the Expression of Interest system to choose the candidates that have the most potential to thrive in the province. Candidates need to show their commitment to settling and building a life in Saskatchewan by showcasing their age, education, work experience, language ability and connections to the province.
The SINP uses these five factors to evaluates candidates and allot them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessments Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then granted an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan province.
The minimum score required in the August 14 draws was sixty-nine (69) for both sub-categories.
Express Entry sub-category
In the recent invitation round, Saskatchewan immigration sent out 286 invitations to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.
The federal Express Entry system operates the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
If candidates in the federal Express Entry pool also filled out an Expression of Interest for Saskatchewan, and they scored sixty-nine (69) on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid they may have been invited in the latest draw.
Immigration candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan province are awarded an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System score. This award practically assures that they will be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in future federal Express Entry draw.
Occupations In-Demand sub-category
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is available to candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile.
There were 247 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to put in application for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of sixty-nine (69) in order to be chosen.
To see the complete list of the forty-six (46) occupations featured in this draw, go to the government webpage.