The latest Saskatchewan selection round held on November 28 issued 460 invitations to Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
Saskatchewan Express Entry
The Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. The latest draw invited 200 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan. The invited candidates, if successfully apply for and obtain a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. This will guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand
The November 28 SINP draw also issued invitations to 260 Occupations In-Demand candidates. Those who do not have an Express Entry profile may apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.
Neither the Express Entry nor the Occupations In-Demand sub-category requires the candidate to have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. However, they are required to have at least one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation related to their field of study, besides meeting other major criteria.
Saskatchewan Expression of Interest
To be considered for provincial nomination under either the Express Entry or the Occupations In-Demand subcategory, the candidate must first submit an Expression of Interest to the SINP. Each EoI profile submitted this way is awarded a score out of 100 based on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid of the SINP. The grid takes into consideration various eligibility factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, proficiency in English or French etc. The SINP issues invitations to the highest-scoring candidates in the draws that are conducted regularly.
The minimum score required for candidates to be selected in the November 28 draw was 69. The candidates were also required to have educational credential assessments done for degrees and diplomas obtained outside of Canada.
SINP Expression of Interest draws
Ever since the SINP replaced the limited In-Demand Occupations List with an Excluded Occupations List, the province has held 15 draws and invited a total of 5689 candidates. The introduction of the Excluded Occupations List has expanded the number of eligible occupations for both Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories from 19 to more than 200. The 15 draws conducted afterward have targeted candidates in a variety of eligible occupations. In the November 28 draw, candidates in 97 eligible occupations received invitations.
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