In a latest draw held on June 6, 2019, Saskatchewan has issued 426 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates seeking Permanent Residence in Canada. The invitations are issued to candidates under Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-category.
Keeping in view its labor market needs, Saskatchewan nominates candidates for Canadian Permanent residence through its provincial nominee program. The draw held on June 6 targeted candidates with work experience in 19 occupations from the Saskatchewan occupation in-demand list. However, in either category, it is not mandatory to possess a job-offer.
In this draw, 342 candidates in the occupation in-demand sub-category and 84 Express Entry subcategory candidates were issued the Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The SINP’s Express Entry candidates along with In-Demand Occupations sub-category candidates must create and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile for SINP.
The EOI profiles of the candidates are assessed on the basis of eligibility criteria including work experience, educational level, age, and language proficiency. Also, candidates’ family, work and education connections with Saskatchewan are analyzed. It is only after the assessment, that the applicants are considered eligible to receive Invitations to Apply for provincial nominations.
On the basis of their profiles, eligible candidates then receive a score out of 100. The highest-scoring candidates are selected through the SNIP draws and invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. For this draw, the cut-off score was 75 for both the sub-categories.
Canada’s PNP allows 9 provinces and 2 territories to select immigrants for Canadian Permanent Residence. Saskatchewan is one such province that operates SINP to invite aspirants seeking permanent residence in Canada.
The candidates who get selected for provincial nomination receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry Draw.
With the draw held on June 6, the total number of invitations issued by Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in 2019 has reached 898 for the Express Entry sub-category and 1,196 for the Occupation In-Demand sub-category.