Latest Expression of Interest is from Saskatchewan’s which has drawn 460 invitations
Express Entry and Occupations in-demand candidates were invited in the 28th Nov 2019 selection round.
Saskatchewan’s held an Express Entry and Occupations in demand draw which held on 28th November 2019, inviting 460 skilled workers to apply for a Provincial Nomination Programme (PNP) for Canadian Permanent Residence (PR).
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry Sub Category is linked to the Federal Government Express Entry System. It manages the pool of candidates for 3 principal economic class immigration programs i.e, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class. The total numbers of 200 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply in the 28th November 2019 draw.
Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a Provincial Nomination from Saskatchewan are awarded an extra 600 points towards their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residence.
In Occupations in demand sub-category is open to immigration candidates who don’t have an Express Entry profile. There was a total of 260 occupations in demand, candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry and occupation in demand subcategories don’t require that candidates have a job offer in Saskatchewan. Both the subcategories require that candidates have a minimum of 1-year work experience in an eligible skilled occupation which is related to their study and among other criteria.
There were 15 Draws since In-Demand Occupations List was Dropped
The Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) has now issued 5,689 invitations to candidates in both subcategories over the course of 15 invitation rounds since September 25. These draws have followed the SINP’s move away from a limited In-Demand Occupation list to an Excluded Occupation List that expanded the number of eligible occupations for both the subcategories from 19 to more than 199.
The 15 draws held since the change has targeted candidates in a wide variety of eligible occupations and the latest November 28th draw has issued invitations to candidates out of 97 occupations, for a complete list of occupations that were included in this draw. Please click below the link to consult the draw page. SINP_ISW_EOI_Selection_Results_Nov-28-2019
The candidates first need to register an Express of Interest from SINP through Sub Category in order to be considered for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan. The eligible EOI profiles for both subcategories are awarded a score out of 100 based on the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid which considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, Language Ability and connections to Saskatchewan. This score determines a candidate’s rank in the Express of Interest (EOI) pool and the highest scoring candidates were issued an invitation to apply (ITA) through regular draws conducted by the SINP.
All the eligible Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates with a minimum score of 69 points or higher were invited to apply in the November 28 draws. All invited candidates must be needed to have Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from WES, IQAS or any Canada recognized body for degrees and diplomas which obtained outside of Canada. Saskatchewan says that it makes an occupation-specific selection so that the nominees with positive employment prospects in Saskatchewan are selected and applications do not exceed employment demand.
Note: In these cases, only candidates with occupations chosen by Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residence.