Mohanad Moetaz - 27 March, 2021
Saskatchewan invited a total of 418 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The draw took place on March 24.
A total of 183 immigration candidates were invited through the Express Entry subcategory under the International Skilled Worker category. A further 235 were invited through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.
Invited candidates must have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile, and score at least 70 points. To receive an invitation, candidates needed to have work experience in one of 78 in-demand occupations. These occupations are listed on this government webpage.
Some of these occupations include occupational health and safety inspectors, business management consultants and economic analysts.
Saskatchewan can select the candidates that would be the most successful in the labour market through its EOI system. Candidates who create EOI profiles are assessed based on their work experience, education, language ability, age as well as connections to the province.
Connections to the province can include having a job offer, or having a relative living in Saskatchewan.
Candidates are given a point score out of 100 based on these factors. and according to the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
Express Entry is the system that Canada uses to manage permanent residence applications through the three main economic class immigration programs:
Many provinces also have their own immigration programs that use the Express Entry system. An example of this is the Express Entry sub-category under the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category.
This sub-category is for immigration candidates interested in immigrating to Saskatchewan, and who also have a federal Express Entry profile.
Candidates who are in the federal Express Entry pool, who completed an EOI, and scored 70 on Saskatchewan's Points Assessment Grid, were invited in the latest draw.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan are given an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This practically guarantees receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Saskatchewan invited 235 immigration candidates under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. Unlike the Express Entry sub-category, candidates do not need to have an Express Entry profile to be eligible. This sub-category is for candidates who have work experience in occupations that would address the province’s labour shortages.
These candidates would not need to have a job offer to be eligible. Foreign nationals are required to create an EOI profile through the province's online application system.
Those who completed an EOI, meet the minimum requirements and have scored a 70 on the Points Assessment Grid, were invited in the latest draw.