The province of Saskatchewan offers the most convenient pathway to Canada as immigration candidates can get a provincial nomination without much difficulty.
The province has issued a large number of invitations through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program on September 15. In this SINP draw, the province has issued invitations to 621 candidates. These candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination.
It was only in February that such a large number of candidates were invited through the SINP. Then, the outbreak of the coronavirus affected all the immigration draws. Now, with the inflow of regular all-program express entry draws and provincial nominee program draws with larger invitations, it can be rightly assumed that Canada is heading back to normalcy.
SINP has welcomed those candidates who had Expression of Interest profiles in both Occupations In-Demand and the Express Entry subcategories of the International Skilled Worker category.
Individuals from both the categories needed to have Educational Credential Assessments. It is a document that compares a candidate’s foreign degree to Canadian credentials.
The process for SINP is smooth and straightforward.
First, a candidate needs to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. The EOI is a pre-application process that acts as a confirmation of your choice to settle in the province of Saskatchewan.
Then, the immigration department of the province reviews the EOI profiles submitted by the candidates. Further, the candidate is given a score out of 100 based on his/her profile. This scoring system is managed by the subcategory of SNIP- International Skilled Worker (ISW).
ISW has a Points Assessment Grid in which the scores are given by evaluating certain factors such as age, language proficiency, education, skilled work experience, and connections to Saskatchewan. After this process, the province invites the highest-scoring candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
The Express Entry sub-category of the SINP is aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry system.
In the latest draw, Saskatchewan has invited 455 candidates belonging to the Express Entry stream. The invitees had express entry profiles. The minimum score required on the Points Assessment Grid in order to get an invitation by the province was 68.
Moreover, as a rule, Candidates in the express entry pool will get 600 points extra added to their CRS scores, if they successfully secure nomination from the province of Saskatchewan.
Those candidates who do not have a profile in the express entry pool are permitted to apply under this category. Saskatchewan has issued 166 invitations to the occupations In-demand candidates. They required a score of 68 points in the Points Assessment Grid in order to be invited by Saskatchewan.