Saskatchewan held its second round of provincial draws within two weeks to invite total of 610 candidates registered under SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program)’s subcategories: Express Entry and Occupation in-demand in the draw held on October 2nd.
Since the province of Saskatchewan significantly updated its Occupation in-demand list with number of high-skilled occupations eligible under Express Entry and Occupation in-demand sub-categories, this was the second provincial draw that invited the candidates of these two sub-categories. Total 769 candidates have been invited through previous two provincial draws.
In the draw held on October 2nd, 77 occupations were represented. Occupations included were Human Resource professionals, Engineers, Computer Network Technicians, Legal Assistants, Educational Counselors, natural and applied science researchers as well as cleaning supervisors.
For candidates to be eligible to be considered for a provincial nomination through any of these subcategories, they must have minimum of one year of work experience in an eligible occupation that is directly related to their field of study, among other major requirements.
Having a job offer in the province of Saskatchewan or Canada is not a mandatory requirement.
Of the total 610 invitations, 214 invitations were issued to the Express Entry candidates and 396 to the Occupation in-demand candidates.
SINP’s Express Entry sub-category allows the province to search for the skilled candidates in the federal express pool. As we know express entry program is a point-based program that manages the profile of the candidates who have registered under Canada’s three major skilled immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination certificate, they are awarded 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
For the Express entry candidate to be considered for Saskatchewan provincial nomination, they must register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the province. SINP’s EOI system issues point to the candidates based on factors like education, work experience, language proficiency in English or French and connection to the province of Saskatchewan. Candidate profiles with the highest point are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regularly held express draws.
For the October 2nd draw minimum point’s requirement for both the sub-categories: Express Entry and Occupation in-demand were 68 points. This point requirement is lower than the previous draw where Express Entry subcategory candidates required 70 points and Occupation in-demand candidates required 79 points.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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