The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nomination Program has issued 576 invitations to express entry candidates through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on February 27, 2020. The minimum score required in the draws was 69 for both sub-categories.
In order to be selected, candidates needed to have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the SINP.
The SINP uses these five factors to assess candidates and give them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.
Interested candidates must create an EOI profile and demonstrate their capacity to settle into life in Saskatchewan by listing their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.
No job offer is required in order to receive an invitation from Saskatchewan. However, candidates needed at least one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation related to their field of study.
In the latest invitation round, Saskatchewan issued 301 invitations to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.
Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to immigration candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile.
There were 275 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 69 in order to be chosen.
To see the complete list of occupations included in this draw, consult the government webpage