Province of Saskatchewan held its latest provincial draw that invites a total 460 skilled immigrants who have applied for provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa through SINP’s (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) subcategories: Express Entry and Occupation In-demand.
SINP’s Express Entry allows the province to nominate skilled immigrants who have the required skill-sets that can help in the economic development of the province registered under the Federal government’s Express Entry Program. Express Entry, is a point-based program that was introduced in 2015 and manages the pool of the candidates who have registered under Canada’s three major skilled economic immigration programs:
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination, they are awarded major 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points. These many points effectively make sure that the candidate gets an ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canada PR Visa to IRCC (Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada).
A total of 200 Express Entry candidates were invited in this SINP draw held on November 28th.
Another sub-category under SINP is Occupation in-demand. This sub-category is for the candidates who do not have an express entry profile. 260 OID candidates were issued the invitation in latest SINP draw.
For candidates to be eligible to apply for SINP nomination through these sub-categories, they do not need to have a job offer in the province. But they must have a minimum of one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation, among other major criteria.
Expression of Interest (EOI)
To be considered, they have to register through Expression of Interest (EOI) with SINP. All the registered EOI profiles are awarded points out of 100 through SINP’s International Skilled Worker Point Assessment Grid, based on factors like age, skilled work experience, education, language proficiency and connection to the Province.
Based on the EOI score, profiles are ranked in SINP’s EOI pool and highest-ranking profiles are then issued the Invitations through regularly held EOI draws.
In the latest draw, candidates registered under both sub-categories with EOI points – 69 or more were issued the invitations.
With this draw, SINP has now issued a total of 5,689 Invitations to candidates under both sub-categories over the 15 draws held since September 25. These draws were held since when SINP has expanded its OID list for both sub-categories from 19 to 200 eligible occupations.
Province of Saskatchewan makes these occupation-specific selections “so that nominee with positive employment prospects in Province are selected and applications do not exceed employment demand.” For these cases, occupation-specific candidates will be selected by SINP to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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