Saskatchewan Province selected 295 applicants from Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates. The shortlisted applicants were expected to have work experience in one of 62 occupations.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced the latest draw on July 8, inviting 295 immigration candidates for a provincial nomination. The applicants were invited from the International Skilled Worker category - SINP’s Express Entry subcategory and the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. Out of those invited, 99 eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry subcategory and 196 through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.
The Key Highlights of the draw:
In all the sub streams of selection, an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 80 points was needed to be selected. The applicants also require Educational Credential Assessments to validate that the education is as per the Canadian standard. Also, the applicants should also have eligible work experience in one of 62 in-demand occupations.
Regardless of the stream, invited candidates needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 80 in order to be invited. They also needed Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their foreign education was comparable to the Canadian standard. Plus, work experience in one of the 62 in-demand occupations listed on the government webpage.
The Saskatchewan’s Occupations In-Demand subcategory is a base category for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). That means that it is open for those candidates who are not in the Express Entry pool. This is a category for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan.
A job offer in the province is not required in this category. To be considered, foreign nationals need to create an EOI profile. Candidates for nomination are assessed based on factors such as work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province. The point score is calculated out of 100 points.
Express Entry Subcategory
The Express Entry subcategory is an enhanced stream that means that it is linked to the federal express entry system. The Streams are - Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Applicants should have a profile in the EOI system to be considered for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination. The applicants, upon selection for Provincial Nomination, are awarded additional 600 points toward at the federal level.