Saskatchewan sends 150 invitations to Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand applicants
The Saskatchewan government sent 150 invitations to potential immigration candidates through Saskatchewan’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration programs.
Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand are both branches of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). SINP looks for skilled workers who have potential to thrive in the province and recommends them for Canadian immigration.
The Saskatchewan government selected their most recent invitations through two provincial nomination draws on August 15th. The results of the draw saw 45 Express Entry and 105 Occupations In-Demand candidates selected. The meant a total of 150 people nominated for Canadian immigration. Candidates will be invited to immigrate to Saskatchewan as skilled workers based on their eligibility.
To be eligible for the draw, the candidates need to score a minimum of 78 out of 100 points on the Saskatchewan Expression of Interests (EOI) evaluation.
EOI looks at a candidate’s eligibility based on educational background, language ability in English or French, and skilled work experience. They also consider an applicant’s connections to Saskatchewan, whether it be previous experience working in the province, a background of studying at a Saskatchewan school, or having family members who live in the province.
Applicants with the best score in either the Express Entry or Occupations In-Demand programs are invited through frequently held draws from Saskatchewan’s candidate pool.
Immigration candidates already in the federal Express Entry pool may be selected for a Saskatchewan nomination if they meet the requirements to be successful in the province. This nomination will also give 600 additional points towards any existing Comprehensive Ranking System score, surpassing the 400 point minimum needed for most provincial draws. In short, a provincial nomination greatly increases chances of gaining Canadian permanent residence.
Applicants from both Express Entry and Occupations in demand are required by the province to have experience in one of Saskatchewan’s 19 currently in-demand occupations. Just this year, Occupation In-Demand has resulted in 1,789 invitations to eligible candidates. Similarly, Express Entry has had 1,315 invitations issued