The province of Saskatchewan has taken the first step with the announcement of the 308 invitations candidates in the first of draw Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program held on 9 January 2020. The province has invited candidates to both key streams of SINP, i.e. Express Entry and Occupation in-demand. Applicants who submitted an Expression of Interest for Saskatchewan were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR.
The draw did not require candidates to be offered a job for the provincial nomination. But the applicants are required to submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) with SINP. Along with this, candidates also need to have one year of work experience in a qualified, skilled occupation-related to their studied field.
After the submission of the EOI profile, the SINP evaluates them on the basis of some factors like age, skilled work experience, education, language ability, and connections to Saskatchewan. The candidates are awarded total points out of 100 on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid, and it will be calculated when an EOI is submitted in Saskatchewan portal.
The candidates who score highest in Expression of Interest (EOI) are selected to apply through a regular draw. This invitation is based on their score ranking in the EOI pool. For the express entry linked stream and occupation in the demand stream, the minimum score of 69 points is required for the candidates to get an invitation from SINP.
In the total draw of 308 invitations, 142 candidates selected for the Express Entry Linked Stream under and 166 candidates in the Occupation In-Demand category. The SINP uses the excluded occupation list instead of the in-demand occupation list to make selections.
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Sub-Category: Express Entry
The SINP announced 142 invitations to the candidates whose profiles are in federal Express Entry pool. Entry sub-category is tied to the Federal Express Entry System, which manages a pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic-class immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Class
- Canadian Experience Class
Candidates of Express Entry who apply for and receive a provincial nomination certificate from Saskatchewan will earn an additional 600 points in the CRS score. This will result in a guaranteed ITA from the following draw for Canada permanent residency.
Sub-Category Occupations in-Demand
Occupations In-Demand category is giving the immigration opportunity to the candidates who don’t have the Express Entry profile. This draw invited 166 candidates under Occupations In-demand sub-category for a provincial nomination, and these candidates should have 69 marks as an express sub-category.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program uses Excluded Occupations List rather than a list of in-demand occupations because showed more flexibility in responding to the changing in demand for the province’s labour market.
In this latest draw of 2020, 308 candidates from 82 in-demand occupations were invited. This sub-category includes occupations like managers in agriculture, administrative officers, and electronic service technicians for household and commercial equipment.
You can also check your eligibility in this program by visiting the official website of this program. You can also contact us to help you out in getting your application for the programs.