The candidates who were invited had work experience in one of the 50 professions. In its latest draw, the province invited 570 candidates on 27 August.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued invitations to all 570 candidates from the category of international skilled workers. They are invited under the occupations in-demand subcategory.
All the invited candidates got their educational credentials assessed. The candidates needed the Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 68 if they had any previous connections to the province. If they did not have connections to the province, then they need to have at least 10 years of experience in their profession. They also need to have a Canadian language benchmark of 8. If not, they are required to get at least 69 points.
Candidates who are invited needed to have work experience in one of the 50 eligible professions. Some of the professions are occupational therapists, human resource professionals, financial managers, etc.
More information about the occupations in demand subcategory
This category is open to candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile. Hence it is also called a base Provincial Nominee Program.
This subcategory is meant for highly skilled workers who have experience in an in-demand occupation in the province and who do not even have an employment offer in the area.
To apply for Canada Immigration under the subcategory, foreign citizens have to generate a profile through the province's online application system.
The EOI system of the province allows Saskatchewan to choose the candidates who have all the eligibility criteria and the potential of development in the profession in the region. The candidates will be assessed based on their education, age, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability to the province, which is to prove how well they settle.
They are then issued points out of hundred on the basis of the province's International skilled worker points assessment grid.
Candidates who score highest points are given invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Provincial nomination programs of Saskatchewan
The SINP has issued invitations to 3256 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2020. These candidates were issued invitations through the Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategory and occupations in-demand subcategory.
Express entry subcategory is linked to the federal Express Entry system; therefore, it is also called as enhanced PNP.
Express entry is an application system that manages the candidates for Canada's economic class immigration programs:
1. Federal skilled trades program
2. Federal skilled worker program
3. Canadian experience class
The candidates who have profiles in Express entry should also create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan to give scores to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence. Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination from the Saskatchewan province are given an extra 600 points in their Comprehensive Ranking System score and are mostly guaranteed to get an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.