Province of Saskatchewan held its latest provincial draw on February 13th, to issue a total of 646 invitations to candidates who have applied for a provincial nomination through Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programs (SINP)’s Express Entry and Occupation in-demand categories for Canada PR Visa.
For any candidate to be selected for SINP, they have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the SINP. EOI system allows the province to nominate potential immigrants that have the potential to thrive in the province for provincial nomination.
Candidate’s EOI profile is assessed based on factors like age, education, work experience and connection to the province. Based on SINP’s point assessment grid, candidates profile is evaluated out of a total of 100 points.
Highest scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The minimum score required in the provincial draw held on Feb 13th was 70 points for both SINP’s sub-categories – Express Entry and Occupation in-demand. To be eligible for SINP, the candidate does not require a job offer from the province. But, candidates need to have a minimum of one year of work experience in a skilled occupation that is related to their field of study.
Of the total invitations issued, 277 invitations were issued to express entry candidates. SINP’s Express Entry sub-category is linked with the federal government’s Express entry program that manages the profiles of the skilled immigrants who have applied for Canada PR Visa through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Once an express entry candidate is able to land a provincial nomination certificate, they are awarded major 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. These many points effectively guarantee the candidate to get an ITA to apply for PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
For immigrants who do not have an express profile, they can apply for SINP through Occupation in-demand.
Candidate’s under SINP’s Occupation in-demand were issued a total of 396 invitations and like the express entry candidates, they required a minimum of 70 points to get an invitation in the latest round of provincial draws.
In the latest draw, invitations were issued to candidates representing a total of 107 occupations like managers, human resource professionals and financial sales representatives, among other occupations.
Reference is taken from CIC News