In the Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draws held on July 24, a total of 381 candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Saskatchewan invited Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates in the draws that were conducted just over a month after the previous Saskatchewan Expression of Interest draw which was held on June 20. Of the total 381 invitations issued, 277 were issued to candidates belonging to the Occupation In-Demand sub-category, while another 104 invitations were issued to candidates of Express Entry sub-category.
Saskatchewan Expression of Interest system
In order to be considered for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) under Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub categories. The Saskatchewan Expression of Interest profile must include information such as education, work experience and language proficiency. Each profile is awarded a score out of 100 based on these eligibility factors and the candidates must score at least 60 points in order to be eligible. The candidates must also have work experience in one of the 19 occupations listed in the in-demand list of Saskatchewan.
The highest scoring candidates will be invited to apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan in the Expression of Interest draws that are conducted regularly. The cut-off score in the July 24 Expression of Interest draws was 74. This is six points higher than the minimum cut-off score in the previous draw, which was 68. SINP has invited 1004 Express Entry candidates and 1473 Occupation In-demand candidates to apply for provincial nomination so far this year.
The Express Entry candidates who successfully apply and obtain provincial nomination from Saskatchewan will receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points that would ensure them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw. The permanent residence applications from Occupations In-demand candidates will be processed outside the Express Entry system.
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