In the draw held on September 15, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued invitations to 326 immigration candidates. The invited candidates were those who had work experience in one of the six targeted skilled trades occupations. These were:
7237 – Welders and related machine operators
7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 – Industrial electricians
7271 – Carpenters
7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
Among the total number of invitations issued, 273 went to candidates belonging to the Occupations In-Demand stream under the SINP. The remaining 53 invitations were issued to Express Entry stream candidates. The minimum provincial score required to receive invitations under both these categories was 60.
In order to receive an invitation under the Occupations In Demand sub-category or Express Entry steam, a candidate must first submit an Expression of Interest to the SINP. Eligible candidates will then enter an EOI candidates pool and awarded an EOI score. Those with the highest scores will be invited to apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan in the SINP draws that are conducted regularly. Those who receive invitation must submit their full application within 60 days. The SINP officials would take a decision after assessing these applications and provide provincial nominations to eligible candidates.
To be eligible under this sub-category, a candidate must score at least 60 points on the Saskatchewan points assessment grid. They must have a minimum language score equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. They must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship and obtained a degree or diploma or certificate. Those who have obtained their qualifications from outside Canada must get their Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) done. Further, they must have at least one year of work experience, acquired in the past one year, in an occupation classified under NOC A, B or 0. They must also have obtained professional license to practice their profession in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is for those candidates who have an active Express Entry profile and a minimum score of at least 60 on the SINP points assessment grid. Minimum post-secondary level of education with a duration of at least one year is required and the candidates must have earned a degree or diploma or certificate. Those who have acquired their educational credentials from outside Canada, must have their Educational Credential Assessment(ECA) done. Further the candidate must have at least one year of work experience in a skilled occupation acquired within the past 10 years or two years of work experience in a skilled trade, acquired within the past five years. They must also have proof of settlement funds and settlement plan.
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