Saskatchewan held their latest draw via SINP’s Express Entry and Occupation in-demand subcategories on June 6, issuing a total of 426 invitations to the candidates for provincial nomination to apply for Canada PR visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Out of these 426 invitations, 84 invitations went to Saskatchewan’ Express entry subcategory candidate and 342 to Occupations In-demand candidates.
Both of these subcategories allow the province to nominate economic immigration candidates who are able to meet the specific requirements of the local labor market. To apply candidates are not required to have a job offer from a provincial eligible employer.
The key eligibility requirement to apply under both subcategories – Express Entry and Occupations In-demand is to have work experience in a field of work that is in demand in the province and must be listed in the Saskatchewan’s Occupation in-demand lists.
As we know, Express entry, a point-based program organizes the profiles of the immigrants registered under Canada’s three skilled economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). For an express entry candidate, who is able to land a provincial nomination, it gives a major boost to their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) score. 600 CRS points are awarded for a provincial nomination, thus making sure that the candidate is issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) through which they can apply for Canada PR visa to the IRCC.
Candidate for Occupation In-demand who has received a provincial nomination needs to gets their application for Canada Permanent Residence processes outside of Express entry stream.
For candidates to be considered for both the sub-categories, candidates have to register an Expression of Interest (EOI) under the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Category.
Candidate’s EOI profile will be awarded points based on the factors like education, skilled work experience, language proficiency in either English or French, and connection to the province. These points are out of a total of 100 points.
In the draw held on June 6, Minimum score for a candidate who got invitation under each of the SINP’s sub-category: Occupation in-demand and Express Entry had a score of 75 points.
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