On November 23, Saskatchewan immigration office issued new invitation to the immigrants for provincial nomination program under International Skilled Worker Immigration category that includes 247 invitations in federal express entry system.
Candidates who have applied under the occupation in-demand sub-category in Saskatchewan province were issued 267 invitations, with the candidates having score of at least 64 were also invited.
Candidate having the lowest score of 63 points under the Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker point-grid was also given an invitation to apply for permanent residency.
Saskatchewan province has now issued a total of 3,337 invitations through its International Skilled Worker Program, of which 1,552 were for express entry candidates and 1,785 were issued to occupation in-demand candidates.
Candidates, who have applied via express entry system if selected, are awarded 600 points in their express profile. Having these many points in their profile improves their ranking in Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) increasing their chances for getting invited by the government of Canada for applying for the permanent residence visa.
Under express entry system, there are sub-categories candidate can apply under and they are as follows – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class.
Express entry candidates have to create a separate profile in Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) under Expression of Interest (EOI) in order to be considered for provincial nomination program of the province. Candidates have to provide information like education, work experience and language proficiency under the EOI so that their profile can be evaluated for provincial nomination program. After giving the required information, profiles are evaluated based on these factors in the point grid system and eligible profiles are entered into the Expression of interest pool.
Profiles having the higher rank are then given the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in the province through regular selection rounds.
Now to apply under express entry sub-category, candidates must score at least 60 points on Saskatchewan’s point assessment grid and must have work experience in a high-skilled occupation on the province’s occupation in-demand list. In order to apply for the program, no job offer is required.
Candidates, who are outside the express entry system, can also apply under occupation in-demand list program if they score at least 60 points on Saskatchewan’s point assessment grid and have at least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in one the province’s in demand occupation.