In the latest Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw held on November 19, a total of 551 candidates under Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories received invitations to apply for provincial nomination.
The invited candidates are those who had submitted an Expressions of Interest (EoI) with the SINP. The number of candidates under the Express Entry subcategory who received invitations in the latest draw is 214 and they had to score at least 78 provincial score points in order to be invited. They also needed to have their Educational Credential Assessments done and have work experience in one of 56 targeted occupations.
The 337 Occupations In-Demand subcategory candidates who received invitations in the latest draw also needed to have their Educational Credential Assessments done and work experience in one of the 75 targeted occupations. They also had to have a minimum provincial score of 80 to be selected.
Saskatchewan Expression of Interest system
The Expression of Interest system of Saskatchewan assesses the candidates on the basis of their potential to succeed in the labour market of the province. Various eligibility criteria such as work experience, education, language ability, age, previous connections to the province etc. are used to assess the candidates. Each candidate is then awarded a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The candidates with the highest score receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.
Express Entry sub-category
The Express Entry sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. The candidates who receive provincial nomination from Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points that guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Occupations In-Demand subcategory
Those who do not have a federal Express Entry profile may apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. This sub-category is meant for candidates who have work experience in occupations which have labor shortages in Saskatchewan.