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Saskatchewan government invites 325 Immigration interested candidates under SINP.

325 invitations sent under SINP. The lowest score in the Saskatchewan draw was 82.

On a draw held on 22nd May, the provincial government of Saskatchewan sent 325 invitations to immigration interested candidates under SINP. The candidates after the invitations can apply for provincial nominations for Canadian permanent residence.

To enumerate, out of a total of 325 candidates, 221 invitations went to Occupation-In demand candidates. Whereas, 104 invitations went to Express entry candidates.

Both Occupation-In Demand Category and Express Entry System are a key part of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

To explain, SINP offers a pathway to foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada. Through SINP, the programs invite residency application from the candidates who want to live and work in Saskatchewan. Further, the provincial government nominates successful applicants to the federal government, so that the candidates can attain Canadian permanent residence.

There are 4 SINP categories;

  1. International Skilled Worker Category – This category is for skilled workers abroad who want to work and live in Sask. province.
  2. Saskatchewan Experience Category – This category is for foreign nationals who are currently living and working in Sask. province.
  3. Entrepreneur Category- This category is for entrepreneurs who plan to start a business in Sask. province.
  4. Farm Category – This category is for experienced farmers who plan to buy and operate a farm in Sask. province.

To point out, as per a provincial government report, since 2007, a total of 1,08,000 migrants from 170 countries have made Saskatchewan their home. Notably, immigration is helping in the population boom and labor force growth in Saskatchewan.

An important eligibility factor for both the categories is the presence of work experience in one of the 19 occupations that are in the In-demand occupation list of the Saskatchewan province.

On a positive side, there is no requirement of a job letter from a Saskatchewan employer.

In 2019, a total of 854 invitations has been issued in Occupation In-Demand subcategory, whereas as 814 through Saskatchewan express entry sub-category, under SINP.

Express Entry System

The express entry system manages a pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic immigration programs:

  1. Federal skilled worker class
  2. Federal skilled trades class
  3. Canadian express class.

Moreover, the Express Entry candidates with a provincial nominee receive an additional 600 points towards their CRS score. Therefore, increasing the chances of the candidates on receiving the invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

In Contrast, the processing of the applications for Canadian permanent residence for candidates under Occupation In demand sub-category is done outside the express entry system.

To point out, a submission of Expression of interest with the SINP is a must for consideration in either of the subcategories.

Under EOI, Eligible candidates receive a score out of 100 based on factors such:

  • Education.
  • Skilled work experience.
  • Proficiency in English or French.
  • Having connections to Saskatchewan.

Further, the candidates scoring high ranks are sent an invitation through regular draw form the pool.

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