In their first draw of the year 2019, Saskatchewan Immigration issued a total of 596 invitations to the candidates who have applied for provincial nomination via the express entry linked stream and Occupation in-demand stream of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Of the total invitations issued, 362 were given to the candidates, who have applied for permanent residency via the federal government express entry program that is linked to the Saskatchewan’s provincial nomination program. Candidates who are able to land a provincial nomination are awarded 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points in their express profile. These many points make sure that the candidate is able to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for permanent residence to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Candidates applying via express entry program need to have work experience in a skilled occupation that is listed on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List and also other eligibility criteria.
Candidates who have applied via Occupation in-demand stream were issued 234 invitations by the Saskatchewan Immigration office. This stream is opened for the candidates/foreign workers that are having work experience in one of the Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupations and some of the other eligibility criteria. Candidates who have applied via express entry linked stream and occupation in-demand stream do not require any a job-offer from an eligible employer of the Saskatchewan province. For both candidates to apply for provincial nomination they have to show their Expression of Interest (EOI). For doing the same, first candidates need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile and submit their credentials like educational qualifications, work experience, language proficiency in either English or French and other factors. Based on these credentials, points are awarded to the candidates’ profiles and the profiles that are able to score 60 or more points are entered into the pool of eligible candidates for both the categories -Express Entry or Occupation in-demand sub-category.
Lowest score in January 16 draw for express entry candidates was 63 points and for occupation in-demand candidate was 66 points.