In the latest Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw held on November 12, a total of 525 Express Entry and Occupations In-demand candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. Of the total number of candidates invited in the November 12 SINP draw, 303 belonged to the Express Entry subcategory. The Express Entry candidates who receive provincial nomination will have an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. They will also receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
The number of invites issued to Occupation In-demand candidates in the November 12 SINP draw was 222. Skilled workers who do not have an Express Entry profile can apply for a provincial nomination through the Occupation In-Demand sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Neither the Express Entry nor the Occupation In-Demand sub-category of SINP requires the candidate to have a job offer. However, the candidates need to meet certain eligibility criteria that include one year of work experience in an eligible occupation, related to their field of study.
Saskatchewan replaced its limited In-Demand Occupations List with an Excluded Occupations List on September 25. It expanded the number of eligible occupations for both Express Entry and Occupations In-demand sub-categories from 19 to more than 200. Ever since, Saskatchewan has conducted a total of 12 invitation rounds so far and invited 5229 candidates.
In the November 12 SINP draw, 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 were invited.
The first step for a candidate to be considered for provincial nomination under either Express Entry or Occupations In-Demand subcategory of SINP is to submit an Expression of Interest. Each of the EoI profile is assessed on the basis of a number of eligibility factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, language proficiency and previous connections to Saskatchewan and awarded a score out of 100. The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for provincial nomination. The November 12 SINP draw invited candidates with a minimum score of 69. To be selected, the candidates were also required to have their educational qualifications earned from outside Canada assessed.
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