Province of Saskatchewan held its second round in the month of January in the gap of only a weekend to issue a total of 234 invitations to the candidates who have applied for a provincial nomination through Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’ Express Entry and Occupation In-demand sub-category.
For any candidate to apply for provincial nomination under SINP, they are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the provincial immigration office. EOI system was introduced in August 2018 by Saskatchewan to select immigrants that have the potential to thrive in the province.
An EOI profile is evaluated based on some selection factors like work experience, education, language proficiency, age and connection to the province. These EOI’s profiles of the candidate are then assigned points based on SINP’s International Skilled Worker Point Assessment Grid. The highest scoring candidate in the EOI pool is then issued invitations through regularly held provincial draws to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada’s permanent residence.
In the latest SINP draw that was held on January 13th, a minimum of 69 points was required for both the sub-categories: Express Entry and Occupation in-demand.
Out of 234 invitations, 125 invitations were issued to the candidate under SINP’s Express Entry stream. This stream allows the province to search for skilled immigrants with required skill sets in the federal government’s Express Entry pool. SINP’ Express entry stream is an ‘enhanced stream’ that is in-line with the Express entry program that manages the profiles of the immigrants that have applied for Canada PR Visa through three major economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Express Entry candidates were required to submit the EOI with SINP and score a minimum of 69 points in SINP’s point assessment grid to be considered for provincial nomination.
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination, they are given the major boost of 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) thus making sure that they get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Another category under SINP – Occupation in-demand is for the immigrants who do not have an express profile. Total 109 Occupation in-demand candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like express entry sub-category, candidates were required to score a minimum of 69 points to be eligible.
In the draw of January 13th, invitations were issued to candidates in 65 occupations like University professors and lecturers, resource professionals, and financial managers, among other occupations.
Reference is taken from CIC News.