Saskatchewan held its latest draws for Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand applicants on July 24. The last draw took place on June 20. A sum of 381 invites were issued: 277 to applicants with an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile the Occupation In-Demand sub-class, and another 104 to those with an EOI profile in the Express Entry sub-classification.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or SINP, surveys the qualification of skilled specialists for these immigration sub-classes before inviting them for permanent residency. To be eligible, one must score minimum of 60 points out of 100 for credentials, for example, educational qualification, work skills and capability in English or French, etc.
The applicants also should have work experience in one of 19 occupations listed in the province’s occupation in-demand list.
The SINP’s Express Entry sub-classification is linked to the government Express Entry framework, which is Canada’s fastest and the most popular pathway to get PR visa. To be considered for an invite from Saskatchewan, Express Entry applicants must submit an EOI profile to the SINP.
An EOI profile must include details on applicant’s education, work skills, capability in English or French, among other different factors and on the basis of these factors, the applicants are granted a score out of 100. The score granted under the SINP’s International Skilled Worker pathway is not the same as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that decides entry of an applicant’s into the Express Entry pool.
Also, Express Entry applicants who get a nomination from any Canadian province are granted 600 points additionally, which ultimately gets you an invitation to apply for Canadian PR visa. The Occupation In-Demand sub-class works outside the Express Entry framework and is intended to get international working professionals to work for them while becoming a PR holder. Occupation In-Demand applicants should also submit an Expression of Interest with the province.
The highest scoring applicants in both the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand pools are issued invites; to apply for Saskatchewan nomination through standard federal draws.
The cut-off scores in the July 24 draws for both sub-classes went up by six points over the past draw on June 20, from 68 to 74 points.
So far in 2019, the SINP has issued 1,004 invites to Express Entry and 1,473 to Occupation In-Demand applicants.