Mohanad Moetaz - 14 July, 2021
Saskatchewan invited 295 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. The draw took place on July 8.
The International Skilled Worker Category has two subcategories:
Regardless of the subcategory, candidates were first required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile, and have a score of at least 80 EOI points. In addition, they also needed an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to show that credential is comparable to a Canadian one.
Invited candidates needed to have work experience in one of 62 in-demand occupations. These occupations are listed on this government webpage.
Saskatchewan uses the EOI system to choose candidates who will most likely succeed in the province's labour market.
If you're interested in immigrating to Saskatchewan, you must first create an EOI profile. Your profile will be assessed on things like your work experience, education, language ability, age and connections to the province.
Connections to the province can include having a job offer, or having a relative living in Saskatchewan.
Based on these factors, you'll be given a point score out of 100, according to the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
The Canadian federal government uses the Express Entry system to manage permanent residence applications through the three main economic class immigration programs:
Many provinces, including Saskatchewan, also have their own immigration streams that are aligned with the Express Entry system. In Saskatchewan, the Express Entry sub-category under the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category is an example of such a stream.
If you have a federal Express Entry profile and you're interested in immigrating to Saskatchewan, this sub-category is for you.
Candidates who are in the federal Express Entry pool, who completed an EOI, and scored 7 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 196 candidates under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. Candidates do not need to have an Express Entry profile to be eligible under the sub-category.
If you have work experience in an occupation that would address Saskatchewan's labour shortages, then this sub-category is for you.
You 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 80 on the Points Assessment Grid, were invited in the latest draw.