On October 21, 2020, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited immigrant applicants in its Express Entry and In-Demand Professions categories.
On October 7, Saskatchewan invited applicants in its Express Entry category. The October 21 draw saw a total of 618 successful candidates receiving invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
A total of 340 applicants received invitations in the Express Entry category. The lowest-ranked candidate needed a score of 69 to receive an invitation.
Also, 278 applicants received invitations in the In-Demand Professions category and the lowest-ranked applicant required a score of 78.
In the SINP draw on October 7, 455 Express Entry candidates received invitations and the required minimum score was 70.
So far, 3,040 applicants have secured Express Entry category invitations in 2020. Also, 3,018 applicants received invitations to the In-Demand Professions category this year.
A total of 6,082 SINP candidates successfully received invitations in 2020.
To receive an invitation, applicants must have submitted a SINP Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. Saskatchewan uses an expression of interest system to manage its demands for skilled workers.
When submitting their profile, applicants must demonstrate their ability to settle in Saskatchewan and are assessed based on their age, education, work experience, language skills, and ties to the province.
Saskatchewan uses these criteria to give applicants a score out of 100 on its International Skilled Worker Points Grid.
Applicants with the highest scores receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination which they can then use to submit their application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
While applicants do not need a job offer to be successful, they must demonstrate that they have at least one year of work experience in a qualifying qualified occupation related to their education.
Successful applicants in both rounds of the draw were required to have submitted a Saskatchewan Education Credential Assessment, which shows that their education is comparable to Canadian standards.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) “enhanced” stream
The Saskatchewan Express Entry category is connected to the IRCC Express Entry system. Express Entry manages skilled worker applications for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
If a candidate is eligible for SINP and one of the three Express Entry programs, they may receive an invitation to a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.
With this invitation, they can then apply for a provincial nomination to Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan then issues them with a Provincial Nomination Certificate, which the candidate can then upload to their Express Entry profile to receive an additional 600 points towards their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
These 600 points ensure that the candidate will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence from IRCC during the next Express Entry draw.
SINP Occupation in-demand
The In-Demand Professions category is available to immigrant applicants who do not have an Express Entry profile. The purpose of this program is to invite immigrant applicants who have work experience in occupations experiencing labor shortages in Saskatchewan.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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