Saskatchewan conducted an Express Entry, and Occupation In-demand Expression of Interest draw on the 28th 0f November 2019, inviting 460 skilled workers to apply for the nomination for Canadian PR.
The Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is closely associated with the Express Entry System of the Canadian Government that handles the candidate pool for three important economic-class immigration program of Canada. The three immigration program includes Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
In the draw of November 28, 200 Express Entry candidates were given the invitation to apply.
The Express Entry Candidates applying for and receiving a Saskatchewan’s provincial nomination are rewarded with 600 additional points towards the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and guaranteed invitation for applying for Canadian PR.
The sub-category of Occupations In-Demand is open for the immigration candidates who lack the appropriate profile for an Express Entry.
A total of 260 candidates in Occupations In-Demand were invited to apply for Saskatchewan’s provincial nomination.
The sub-categories of Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand do not necessitate the candidates to possess a job offer in Saskatchewan. For both the sub-categories, an important requirement is that the candidates must have work experience of one year in a skilled occupation relevant to the candidate’s area of study.
15 draw due to reform in In-Demand Occupations List
The Saskatchewan immigration has issued 5,689 invitations for candidates in both the sub-categories during the 15 invitation rounds since the 25th of September. The draws followed a shift from the limited In-Demand Occupation List to an Expanded Occupation List, which increased the number of eligible occupations from 19 to over 200 for both the sub-categories.
The 15 draws that took place after the change included candidates in a wide range of eligible occupations. The draw of November 28 issued an invitation to the applicant in 98 occupations.
Expression of Interest
To be considered for a Saskatchewan’s provincial nomination through either of the sub-categories, first, the candidates have to register an Expression of Interest with the SINP.
The eligible profiles of EOI for both the sub-categories are awarded a score out of 100, which is based on the International Skilled Workers Points Assessment Grid that considers factors like education, age, skilled work experience, links to Saskatchewan, and proficiency in French or English.
The score determines the ranking of the candidates in the EOI pool. The candidates with the highest scores are provided with an invitation to apply via the regular draws held by SINP.
In the draws of November 28, all the eligible candidates of Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand having a score of 69 or more points were invited to apply. It was necessary for the invited candidates to have assessments of educational credentials for diplomas and degrees that are obtained outside Canada.
Saskatchewan states that it conducts occupation-specific selections to enable the selection of nominees having positive employment prospects and restrict an application from exceeding the employment demand.
Only the candidates with occupations selected by SINP will be given the invitation to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.