In the latest draw held on July 24, 2019, Saskatchewan has issued 381 invitations to candidates who applied for Canadian Permanent Residence via provincial nominations. The invitations were issued under two categories: Express Entry sub category and Occupation in Demand (OID) subcategory. In the recent draw, Saskatchewan issued 277 invitations to candidates under OID category and 104 invitations issued to candidates under Express Entry category with minimum point’s requirement of 74 points.
The candidates who apply under SINP’s Express Entry sub-category are from the Federal Express Entry pool managing candidates for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
The SINP’s Express Entry candidates along with In-Demand Occupations sub-category candidates have to create and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). They are then considered eligible for Invitations to Apply for provincial nominations.
The EOI profiles of the candidates are assessed based on eligibility criteria including work experience, educational level, age, language proficiency skills, and many more factors. Also, candidates’ family, work, and education connections with Saskatchewan are analyzed.
Based on their profiles, the candidates are given a score. The highest-scoring candidates are selected through the SINP draws and are invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residence.
Canada’s PNP program allows 9 provinces and 2 territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian Permanent Residence every year. The Express Entry Candidates who receive ITAs through these provincial nominations gets an edge of 600 points in their CRS scores, thus accelerating their chances of securing an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the subsequent Express Entry draws.