Saskatchewan held its first provincial draw of the year 2020 on January 9th and invited immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada permanent resident status. Candidates who were invited were registered under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s Express Entry and Occupation In-demand streams.
For a candidate to be eligible for SINP, they were required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to Saskatchewan PNP. They also needed to have a minimum of one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation that must be related to their study.
Once the EOI is submitted successfully to SINP, it is evaluated based on selection factors such as skilled work experience, age, language proficiency, education, and connection to the province. Based on these selection factors, the candidate’s EOI profile is awarded points according to SINP’s point assessment grid.
Highest scoring EOI profiles are then invited through frequently held provincial draws.
Having a job offer is not mandatory to be eligible for Saskatchewan PNP.
Out of 308 invitations, 142 invitations were issued to the candidate with an express profile in express entry program. SINP’s Express entry is an “enhanced” stream that is linked with the federal government’s Express entry program. Express entry program manages the profiles of the immigrants who have applied for Canada PR Visa through Canada’s three major skilled immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
If an express entry candidate has submitted an EOI with SINP and has a score minimum of 69 points in SINP’s point assessment grid, then they are eligible to be chosen for provincial nomination.
Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination certificate are awarded 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. These may point effectively makes sure that the candidate gets an ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada).
Other SINP stream – Occupation in-demand is open for candidates who do not have an express profile.
Total 166 Occupation In-demand registered candidates were invited and they also required a minimum of 69 points in SINP’s point assessment grid to be eligible.
SINP now uses an expanded occupation list rather than an Occupation in-demand list. There are more than 200 eligible occupations that allow the province to be more flexible in response to the changes in the province’s labour market.
In the provincial draw of January 9th, invitations were issued to the candidates in 82 occupations. These occupations include managers in agriculture, administrative officers, and electronic service technicians for household and business equipment.
Reference is taken from CIC News