In the latest Expression of Interest draw held on December 20, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 595 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The invitations were issued to candidates belonging to Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories of SINP. The first step for a candidate to receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan under these two categories is to file an Expression of Interest (EoI) with the SINP. Though it is not necessary for the candidate to have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer, it is mandatory that candidate has at least one year of work experience in an eligible occupation related to their field of study.
SINP assesses the submitted Expression of Interest profiles based on a number of eligibility factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and previous connections to Saskatchewan etc. Based on the Points Assessment Grid of SINP for International Skilled Workers, each profile is then awarded a score out of 100. The candidates with the highest scores receive an Invitation to Apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan in the draws that are conducted regularly.
SINP Express Entry sub-category
In the December 20 SINP Expression of Interest draw, 304 out of the total 595 invites issued went to Express Entry candidates. To be considered for provincial nomination, the Express Entry candidates need to submit a separate EoI to the SINP and score at least 69 points on the Points Assessment Grid of the SINP. If the candidate succeeds in obtaining provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, they will receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points that guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
SINP Occupations In-demand sub-category
This category is meant for those candidates who wish to obtain a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan but do not have an Express Entry profile. The latest draw invited 291 Occupations In-demand candidates and the minimum required score for them also was 69.
Saskatchewan introduced an overhaul of its Occupations In-demand list on September 25, 2019. It meant moving away from a limited In-Demand Occupations List and replacing it with an Excluded Occupations List. As a result, the number of eligible occupations for both sub-categories increased from 19 to more than 200.
Ever since, Saskatchewan has invited a total of 6284 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. In the December 20 draw, candidates in 96 occupations including supervisors, paralegals, sales managers received invitations.
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