On November 12th, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited a total of 525 skilled workers who have applied for provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa through its two sub-categories: Express Entry and Occupation in-demand.
SINP’ Express entry subcategory is in-line with the federal government’s Express Entry program that allows the province to search for the candidates who are able to meet their requirements in the express pool. Express entry program manages the pool of the candidates who have applied for Canada PR Visa under three skilled economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class. A total 303 Express entry candidates were invited in the latest provincial draw held on November 12th.
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination certificate, it gives their CRS score a major boost of 600 points. These many points effectively make sure that the candidate gets the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Another sub-category of SINP: Occupation in-demand allows the candidates who do not have an express profile to apply for provincial nomination. 222 OID candidates were invited in the latest draw.
To apply under any of the sub-categories, candidates are not required to have any job-offer or prior Canadian work experience. To be eligible candidates are required to have a minimum of one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation that must be related to their field of study, among other major criteria.
To be considered under Express Entry and Occupation in – demand, candidates are required to register with Expression of Interest (EOI) with SINP. Candidates’ EOI profile is awarded points out of 100 based on SINP’s point assessment grid. These points are awarded based on factors like education, age, skilled work experience, proficiency in English or French and connection to the province. These points determine the rank of the profile in SINP EOI’ pool and highest-ranked profiles are then invited through regularly held provincial draws by SINP.
IN the November 12th SINP EOI draw, Candidate under both sub-categories with a score of 69 points and more were issued the invitations. The entire invited candidate needed to have an ECA (Education Credential Assessment) for their education pursued outside of Canada.
Province of Saskatchewan says it makes occupation-specific selection “So that nominees with positive employment prospects in Saskatchewan are selected and applications do not exceed employment demand”. This allows the candidates with occupation selected by SINP, invited to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR.
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