Saskatchewan invites 150 candidates to apply for Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams

CIC News
Published: August 16, 2019

Saskatchewan held two draws through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories issuing a total of 150 invitations.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) uses a unique Expression of Interest (EOI) points grid to rank candidates in its Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.

The break down for Saskatchewan's August 15 provincial nomination draws are as follows:

  • 45 Express Entry
  • 105 Occupations In-Demand

Candidates had to have a minimum Saskatchewan Expression of Interest score of 78.

Candidates receive a score out of 100 based on factors including their education, skilled work experience, proficiency in English or French and connections to Saskatchewan. The highest-scoring candidates in both sub-categories are then invited through regular draws from the pool.

Express Entry

Saskatchewan's Express Entry stream is linked to the federal Express Entry system. Candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool and who meet the requirements to succeed in Saskatchewan may be selected for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Given that most federal draws require CRS scores over 400, a provincial nomination practically guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Find out if you are eligible for Express Entry

Occupations In-Demand

Candidates eligible for the Occupation In-Demand sub-category who receive a provincial nomination have their applications for Canadian permanent residence processed outside the Express Entry system.

Though a job offer is not required for this sub-category, a key eligibility requirement for both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories is to have experience in one of the 19 occupations currently listed as in-demand in Saskatchewan.

The SINP has issued 1,789 invitations through its Occupation In-Demand sub-category, and 1,315 through its Express Entry sub-category so far in 2019.

The number of invitations issued in the August 15 draw (150) shows a marked decrease from the previous draw on July 24, which saw 381 invitations issued.

Find out if you are eligible for any Canadian immigration programs

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