308 invitations issued in January 9 Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw!


In its first Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw of the year 2020, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 308 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates invited in the January 9 draw belonged to either the Express Entry or the Occupations In-Demand sub-category of SINP. While 142 invitations went to candidates belonging to Express Entry sub-category, the remaining 166 invitations were issued to Occupations In-Demand candidates. The candidates of both the sub-categories had to score at least 69 on the Points Assessment Grid of Saskatchewan to be invited.

Candidates in 82 occupations received invitations in the January 9 draw. These occupations included managers in agriculture, electronic service technicians and administrative officers. Though a job offer is not necessary to be invited in the Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw, the candidates must have submitted an Expression of Interest to the SINP.  Further, they must also have at least one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation, related to their field of study.

Saskatchewan Expression of Interest

To be considered for provincial nomination through either the Express Entry sub-category or the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, an immigration candidate must first submit an Expression of Interest to the SINP. Each EoI profile submitted in this manner is assessed on the basis of a number of eligibility factors such as work experience, education, language proficiency, age etc. and awarded a score out of 100. The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for provincial nomination.

Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category

The Express Entry sub-category of SINP, aligned to the federal Express Entry pool, allows the province to select eligible candidates to nominate for Canada PR from the federal Express Entry pool. Those who are nominated by the province are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points. In the subsequent federal Express Entry draw, they receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.

Occupations In-demand sub-category

Those without an Express Entry profile may receive provincial nomination from Saskatchewan through Occupations In-Demand sub category. Saskatchewan uses an Excluded Occupations List in order to select candidates instead of an In-demand Occupations List. It helps SINP immigration authorities to have more flexibility in responding to the changing labor market demands of the province.

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