Saskatchewan Issues 595 Invitations in Latest Expression of Interest Draw
The Government of Saskatchewan invited 595 Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The Express Entry candidates and Occupations In-demand candidates were selected in the latest draw which held on 20th Dec 2019.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held the draws on Dec 20 were no job offer was required to be qualified, applicants needed to file an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The applicants are also needed to have 1 year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation related to their field of study. The applicants with eligible Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles are awarded a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. This scoring system considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, proficiency in English or French, and connections to Saskatchewan. The score determines the candidate’s ranking in the SINP’s EOI pool and the highest-scoring candidates are issued invitations to apply through regular draws.
The total number of 304 invitations issued on December 20 went to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry sub-category is linked to the federal Express Entry system that manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs I.e.,
The candidates who are in the federal Express Entry pool also filled out an Expression of Interest (EOI) for Saskatchewan and they scored 69 on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid they may have been selected in the latest invitation round. The Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level which is effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence (PR)
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to immigration candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile. There were 291 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 69 in order to be select. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has now issued 6,284 invitations to candidates in both sub-categories over the course of 16 invitation rounds since September 25, when Saskatchewan overhauled its Occupations In-demand list.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) moved away from a limited In-Demand Occupations List this fall. Instead, they created an Excluded Occupations List that expanded the number of eligible occupations for both sub-categories from 19 to more than 200. The 16 draws held since this change has targeted candidates in a wide variety of eligible occupations. The latest draw which held on December 20 issued invitations to candidates in 96 occupations. Some of these in-demand occupations include corporate sales managers; supervisors, finance and insurance office workers; and paralegals. For more details on the list of occupations that were included in this draw please visit the page.