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Posted on November 19, 2021

On November 18, Saskatchewan has invited 633 immigration candidates. After two months of halt from conducting draws, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has finally initiated inviting candidates to apply through two of its immigration streams.

Of those invited, 425 score is the eligible cut off to apply in SINP’s Express Entry subcategory. However, 208 are the eligible score to apply in the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. The lowest-scoring candidate from each sub-category had 65 points on Saskatchewan’s Expression of Interest (EOI) ranking system.

There are 14 eligible occupations for each category. The full list of eligible occupations can be found on Saskatchewan’s official government site. Also, in both categories, Educational Credential Assessments ECA is required to demonstrate their foreign education was comparable to the Canadian standard.

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry category

In the Express Entry system, a candidate’s provincial nominee program (PNP) profile is linked to the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Candidates with Express Entry profiles must also create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan in order to be considered for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System score. This award effectively guarantees them a chance to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Occupations In-Demand category

The Occupations In-Demand category is basically a PNP based immigration method. It is open to immigration candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile.

It is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job offer in the province. In order to apply for Canadian immigration through this sub-category, foreign nationals need to create an EOI profile through the SINP’s online application system. Saskatchewan’s EOI system allows the province to select immigration candidates that have the potential to thrive in the prairie province. Candidates will be assessed on how their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province demonstrate their ability to settle in Saskatchewan.

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