The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw held on November 28 invited 460 Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. While 200 invitations out of these were issued to candidates belonging to the Express Entry subcategory, the remaining 260 invitations went to Occupations In-Demand category candidates.
Saskatchewan Express Entry
The invited candidates under the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, if successfully apply for and obtain a provincial nomination, will receive 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points. This would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand
Those who do not have an Express Entry profile may apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. Though a candidate does not require a job offer to be eligible under Express Entry or Occupations In-Demand subcategories, they must have at least one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation related to their field of study and meet other major criteria.
Saskatchewan Expression of Interest
The first step to be invited to apply for provincial nomination under either the Express Entry or the Occupations In-Demand subcategory is to create an Expression of Interest profile with the SINP. Each profile is assessed and awarded a score out of 100 based on various eligibility factors such as age, education, skilled work experience etc. The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through the SINP Expression of Interest draws that are conducted regularly. In the November 28 draw, candidates in both the Express Entry and the Occupations In-Demand sub-categories were required to score at least 69 points to qualify. Besides, the candidates had to have their educational credential assessments done for degrees and diplomas obtained outside of Canada.
The SINP has conducted 15 draws and invited 5689 candidates since the province replaced its the limited In-Demand Occupations List with an Excluded Occupations List. 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 following draws targeted candidates in a variety of eligible occupations. The November 28 draw invited candidates in 97 eligible occupations.
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