In yet another Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw held on November 12, the province invited 525 Express Entry and Occupations In-demand candidates to apply for provincial nomination. Among the total number of invitations issued in the November 12 SINP draw, 303 went to Express Entry candidates. If these candidates successfully apply and receive provincial nomination, an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points would be added to their total CRS score. It would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Occupation In-demand candidates received 222 invitations in the November 12 SINP draw. The Occupation In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is open to those candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile. Both the Express Entry and the Occupation In-Demand sub-categories are popular among Canada immigration aspirants as neither of them requires a job offer. However, to be eligible, candidates must have one year of work experience in an eligible occupation, which must be related to their field of study besides meeting other criteria.
A total of 12 invitation rounds have been conducted since Saskatchewan replaced its limited In-Demand Occupations List with an Excluded Occupations List on September 25. This move expanded the number of eligible occupations for both Express Entry and Occupations In-demand sub-categories from 19 to more than 200. The number of invitations issued in all the invitation rounds held after this significant change was introduced, is 5229.
The November 12 SINP draw invited candidates with work experience in 94 occupations that included human resource managers, database analysts and administrators, drafting technologists and technicians, and power engineers and power systems operators.
In order to be considered for provincial nomination under either Express Entry or Occupations In-Demand subcategory, a candidate must first submit an Expression of Interest to the SINP. Each of the EoI profile is awarded a score out of 100 based on various eligibility factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, language proficiency and previous connections to Saskatchewan. The highest scoring candidates are invited by the province to apply for provincial nomination in the draws that are conducted regularly. In the November 12 SINP draw, the minimum score of the invited candidates was 69. Those who earned their educational qualifications from outside Canada, were also required to have their educational qualifications assessed.
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