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Saskatchewan Holds Expression of Interest Draw to Invite Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand Candidates

Saskatchewan Holds Expression of Interest Draw

Province of Saskatchewan holds the latest expression of interest draw held on March 6 to invite the candidates who have applied under express entry program and occupation in-demand to apply for provincial nomination program.

A total of 138 invitations were issued in the latest draw. Invitations were issued via the sub-streams of Saskatchewan’s Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). 70 invitations were given to the candidates who have applied under express entry sub-category and 68 invitations were issued via Occupation in-demand sub-category.

Express entry sub-categories allow the candidates who have applied under the federal government’s express entry program to apply for provincial nomination. Express entry program manages the profile of the candidates who have applied under Canada’s three skilled economic programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Candidate’s who are successfully able to land the provincial nomination, are awarded with 600 CRS points. These many points make sure that the candidate’s are able to get the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for permanent residence visa (PR) visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Saskatchewan’s other sub-category – Occupation in-demand is not linked with the express entry program. For candidates to be able to apply for both these sub-categories they have to register via the “Expression of Interest” system. Create the expression of interest profile with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

Candidates who are able to apply for provincial nomination via the SINP, their profiles are awarded points based on some selection factors like education, skilled work experience, language proficiency in English or French, and connections to the province of Saskatchewan etc. There is also eligibility factor for both the candidates who have applied under both the sub-category; one of them is to have work experience in an occupation that is categorized Saskatchewan’s Occupation in-demand list.

With the points awarded to the candidates, the highest ranked profiles are issued the provincial nomination via the draws that are held on a regular basis by the Saskatchewan’s Immigration Office. Candidates with the lowest score under Express entry sub-category who was issued provincial nomination had the score of 67 points while the candidate with the minimum score who have applied via Occupation in-demand sub-category had 81 points.

This latest draw brings the total number of invitations issued under Express entry sub-category to 515 invitations and for the Occupation in-demand sub-category to 302 invitations issued in the year 2019.

Reference is taken from CIC news

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