With the emergence of more demands of labor in Saskatchewan province, immigration office of Saskatchewan province has issued up to 4,080 invitations via expression of interest since July this year.
In the latest Saskatchewan draw that was held on December 6, total of 743 invitations were sent via express entry and occupation in-demand sub-categories to the candidates who have applied under these streams.
Majority of the invitations – 532 were sent to the candidates who have applied under Occupation in-demand. 211 remaining invitations were sent to the candidates who applied under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s Express Entry sub-category, which is in link to the federal government’s express entry program.
Candidates who have applied via express entry program, on receiving a provincial nomination they are awarded with 600 additional CRS points in their express profile. This many points are more than enough for the candidate to be able to apply for permanent residency visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Saskatchewan immigration office uses Expression of Interest (EOI) to select candidates from these sub-categories. While creating profile under these categories, candidates’ needs to submit some information related to their education, work experience, language proficiency in English or French. Based on the information, points are awarded to the candidate’s profile. Points that are awarded determine the rank of the profiles in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Higher rank profiles are then given an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for applying for permanent residence visa. The minimum score that was set-up as a cut-off for both sub categories in the latest draws was 61.
Draw that was held on December 6, were the sixth draw of the year for both the sub-categories since Saskatchewan adopted its EOI system in July. Number of total invitations that have been issued since then is around 4,080 invitations, in which 1,763 were given to the candidates who have applied via express entry program and 2,317 were given to candidates who have applied via occupation in-demand.
For candidates to be eligible to apply under Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category, they must have work experience in a highly skilled occupation that is categorized under province’s occupation in-demand list and among other criteria. Job-offer is not required in this sub-category.
For occupation in-demand sub category, same criteria are applicable and do not require an Express Entry profile in order to be eligible.
Reference taken from CIC News.