Saskatchewan invites 150 candidates to apply for Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams
Saskatchewan held two draws through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories issuing a total of 150 invitations.The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) uses a unique Expression of Interest (EOI) point’s grid to rank candidates in its Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.
The break down for Saskatchewan’s August 15 provincial nomination draws are as follows:
Express Entry = 45 invitations
Occupations In-Demand = 105 invitations
Candidates had to have a minimum Saskatchewan Expression of Interest score of 78. To be eligible to get the invitation in this latest round of provincial draws, candidates need to score minimum Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 78 points. Candidates receive a score out of 100 based on factors including their education, skilled work experience, proficiency in English or French and connections to Saskatchewan. The highest-scoring candidates in both sub-categories are then invited through regular draws from the pool.These points are awarded based on the factor that includes education, skilled work experience, language proficiency in either English or French and connection to the province of Saskatchewan. Highest scoring candidates have issued the invitations through regularly held draws from the pool.
SINP’s Express entry stream is in-line with the Federal government’s Express Entry program that allows the Province to search for the skilled immigrants in the express pool to help in the development of the province. Express Entry candidates who are able to meet the requirements of SINP can get selected for the provincial nomination.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Given that most federal draws require CRS scores over 400, a provincial nomination practically guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Expression of Interest (EOI) Points Assessment Grid
|Education and training||Maximum 23 points|
|Skilled work experience||Maximum 15 points|
|Language ability||Maximum 20 points|
|Age||Maximum 12 points|
|Connection to Saskatchewan labour market||Maximum 30 points|
|Total||Maximum 100 points|
|Pass mark:||60 points|
Though a job offer is not required for this sub-category, a key eligibility requirement for both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories is to have experience in one of the 19 occupations currently listed as in-demand in Saskatchewan.
The SINP has issued 1,789 invitations through its Occupation In-Demand sub-category and 1,315 through its Express Entry sub-category so far in 2019.
Apart from the above expenditures, the candidate is also required to have a settlement fund and proof of funds at the time of immigration. Settlement fund is the fund required by the candidate to settle in a new country and proof of funds acts evidence that the candidate is financially solvent and will not face any hassles in the initial days of immigration to Canada.