The province of Saskatchewan has conducted the largest draw since the implementation of travel restrictions in Canada. Saskatchewan has invited 502 candidates under the Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories of the International Skilled Worker Stream.
Saskatchewan is a Canadian province with all kinds of opportunities. It is an appropriate place for job seekers as it is replete with many employment opportunities. The province has a booming economy due to the presence of the oil sector, potash mine, natural gas, and a strong agricultural industry.
The first step for applying to SINP is submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) which acts as a confirmation of your choice to settle in the province of Saskatchewan.
Thereafter, the submitted EOI profiles are reviewed by the immigration authorities of the province. On the basis of their profiles, candidates are awarded a score out of 100. This scoring system is administered by the subcategory of SNIP- International Skilled Worker (ISW).
ISW has a Points Assessment Grid wherein the scores are given by evaluating some parameters such as age, language proficiency, education, skilled work experience, and connections to Saskatchewan.
After this process, the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for the 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 254 candidates from the Express Entry pool. The minimum score required on the Points Assessment Grid in order to get an invitation through the express entry was 70. This score was much lower compared to the score of the previous invitation round.
Moreover, successful express entry candidates will get 600 points extra added to their CRS scores. This will enable them to easily secure an ITA whenever the Express Entry Draw takes place.
Those candidates who do not have a profile in the express entry pool are permitted to apply under this category. Saskatchewan has issued 248 invitations to the Occupations In-Demand candidates. They required a score of 70 points in the Points Assessment Grid in order to be invited by Saskatchewan.
Earlier, the SINP had limited occupations listed under it. However, in 2019, Saskatchewan created an Excluded Occupations List in which the number of eligible occupations has increased from 19 to more than 200 for both the sub-categories.
A total of 43 occupations were featured in this latest invitation round.
Saskatchewan has conducted this latest draw after a gap of two months. The previous SINP draw was held in May. So, Immigrants who want to start a new life in Canada abundant with opportunities can consider migrating to Saskatchewan.