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 declaring a total of 150 invitations.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) uses its unique Expression of Interest (EOI) point framework to rank applicants in its Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.
The results of the draws held on August 15 for provincial nominations are as following:
- Express Entry - 45
- Occupations In-Demand - 105
The important factors which were taken into consideration during the draw were the score the applicant held in Saskatchewan Expression of Interest. The minimal score expected was 78.
The applicant gets a score out of 100 based on factors including their education, skilled work experience, French or English proficiency and connections to Saskatchewan. The highest scoring applicant in both sub-categories is then welcomed through regular draws from the pool.
Saskatchewan's Express Entry stream is connected to the federal Express Entry System. Applicants who are already in the Express Entry pool and who satisfy the requirements to get in Saskatchewan might be chosen for provincial nomination.
Express Entry applicant with a provincial nomination gets an extra 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Given that most federal draws require CRS scores more than 400, a provincial nomination practically assures that the applicant receives the ITA (invitation to apply) for Canada PR (permanent residence).
Applicants qualified for the Occupation In-Demand sub-category who get a provincial nomination have their applications for Canadian PR prepared outside the Express Entry system.
Even though job offer isn't required for this sub-category, a key qualification requirement for both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories is to have experience in one of the 19 occupations at present listed as in-demand in Saskatchewan.
The SINP has announced 1,789 invitations through its Occupation In-Demand sub-category and 1,315 through its Express Entry sub-category so far in 2019.
The amount of invitations issued in the August 15 draw (150) reveals a decrease from the early draw on July 24, which saw 381 invitations issued.
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