Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand candidates invited in latest SINP draw

In the latest Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw held on May 22, invitations to apply for provincial nomination were issued to candidates belonging to Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories. Out of the total 325 invitations issued, 221 invitations were issued to Occupation In-Demand candidates while the remaining 104 invitations went to candidates belonging to Express Entry sub-category. The lowest score of candidates invited under both of these categories was 82.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program nominates economic immigration candidates who can meet the specific labor market needs of the province, for permanent residence in Canada. Since 2007, Saskatchewan has welcomed more than 108,000 newcomers from 170 countries.

Immigration is a key driver of population and labour force in Saskatchewan. In order to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan under the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories of the SINP, a candidate must have work experience in one of the in-demand occupations of the province. However, it is not mandatory for the candidates to have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in order to apply. Saskatchewan has issued 854 invitations through its Occupation In-Demand sub-category and 814 through its Express Entry sub-category so far this year.

The first step for a candidate to apply for provincial nomination through one of these categories is to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the SINP. Each EoI profile is assigned a score out of 100 based on a number of eligibility factors such as education, skilled work experience and language proficiency. The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for provincial nomination in the draws that are conducted regularly.

The Express Entry candidates nominated by Saskatchewan would receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points that would guarantee them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in the subsequent Express Entry draw. The Occupation In-Demand sub-category candidates nominated by SINP will have their applications processed outside the Express Entry system.

Canada PNP is a simple and viable option for skilled workers who wish to migrate to Canada. Contact us to know more about Canada PNP and applying for Canada PR.

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