Another 553 Canadian immigration hopefuls received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held its final round of invitations on August 14. International Skilled Worker category applicants were invited into two subcategories: Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand.
The number of invitations was not the biggest draw of the year, which stood at 646 invitations on February 13. However, it is the biggest draw since February 27, which issued 576 invitations, and therefore the biggest draw since the coronavirus lockdown in March.
The province has issued 3,086 LAAs to applicants in these categories to date in 2020. This was Manitoba’s 96th draw since the program began in April 2014.
To be invited to this draw, applicants from both sub-categories must have submitted Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles to the SINP.
The SINP uses the EOI system to select applicants who have the most potential to thrive in the Prairie Province. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to building a life in Saskatchewan by highlighting their work experience, education, language skills, age, and connection to the province.
SINP Points Assessment Grid
SINP uses these five factors to assess applicants and assign them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest-rated candidates then receive an invitation to apply for a Saskatchewan provincial nomination.
The minimum score required for the August 14 draws was 69 for both subcategories.
SINP Categories – Express Entry
In the last round of invitations, Saskatchewan issued 286 invitations to applicants who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.
The federal Express Entry system manages the applicant pool for three of Canada’s major economy class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
If applicants from the Federal Express Entry pool also completed an Expression of Interest in Saskatchewan and scored 69 points on the SINP Points Assessment Grid, they may have been invited to the last draw.
Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan receive an additional 600 points against their Comprehensive Ranking System score. This prize effectively guarantees that they will be invited to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent Federal Express Entry draw.
The In-Demand Professions sub-category is open to immigrant applicants who do not have a federal Express Entry profile.
There were 247 in-demand occupational candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry subcategory, applicants had to achieve a provincial score of 69 to be selected.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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