In the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw held on August 5, a total of 452 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The draw specifically targeted candidates belonging to the International Skilled Worker category of SINP. Among the invited, 171 belonged to the Express Entry subcategory and the remaining 281 belonged to the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. All the candidates, irrespective of the sub-category, were also required to have a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 73. They were also required to have work experience in one of the 65 in-demand occupations of Saskatchewan.
SINP Occupations In Demand sub-category
Immigration candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile may apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan under the Occupations In Demand subcategory. This sub-category is exclusively for highly skilled workers with work experience in one of the in-demand occupations of Saskatchewan and do not have a job offer in the province.
To apply for a provincial nomination under SINP Occupations In-Demand subcategory, the candidates must create an Expression of Interest profile through the SINP’s online application system.
These Expression of Interest profiles will be assessed on the basis of various human capital factors such as age, education, work experience etc. and awarded an EOI score out of 100. Those with the highest scores will be invited to apply for provincial nominations in the SINP draws.
SINP Express Entry sub-category
The Express Entry subcategory of the SINP is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. The Express Entry system of Canada manages applications for immigration under the three economic immigration programs, which are the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class. Almost all PNPs have at least one stream or category aligned to the Express Entry.
In order to receive an invitation under this subcategory, Express Entry candidates must submit an Expression of Interest to the SINP. If nominated, they will receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System score points that would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in a subsequent Express Entry draw.