Candidates who have applied for a provincial nomination for Canada permanent residence through Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand subcategories were invited in the latest round of provincial draw held on September 25th.
A total of 769 immigrants were invited in the first draw held after SINP dramatically increased the number of high skilled occupations under both categories – Express Entry and Occupation In-demand from 19 to 218 eligible occupations. Of the invited candidates, a total of 100 occupations were represented. With civil and chemical engineers, medical radiation technologists, psychologists, and information systems analysts and consultants were all included.
SINP’s Express entry subcategories allow the SINP to search for the skilled immigrants in the federal government’s Express pool. Candidates who have registered under Canada’s three major skilled immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) are submitted together in the express pool. For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination certificate, they are awarded 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points. These many points are more than sufficient to land an ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada).
Express Entry candidates must register themselves with a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) with SINP in order to be considered for provincial nomination. SINP EOI’s system awards points to the candidate’s profile based on the factors like education, work experience, connection to the province and language proficiency in English or French. Profile with highest scores is then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular held provincial draw from SINP’s express pool.
The minimum score for the express entry candidates that were invited was 70 points and for Occupation in-demand candidates it was 79 points.
To be eligible under either of the sub-categories, candidates are required to have one year of work experience in an eligible occupation, among other major criteria. Having a job offer from an eligible employer of the province or Canadian work experience is not mandatory.
Out of 769 invitations, 365 invitations were issued to Occupation in-demand candidates and remaining 404 invitations to the Express Entry candidates. Sept 25th draw is the largest since SINP has switched its both sub-categories: Express Entry and Occupation in-demand to the EOI system in July 2018.
Reference is taken from CIC news
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