The province of Saskatchewan held its second round of significant draws in two weeks on October 2, welcoming 610 applicants to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
This is the second significant draw held since the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) drastically extended the number of high-skilled occupations that are qualified under its popular Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories.
Sums of 769 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were given to Saskatchewan immigration applicants in draws through these two sub-categories a week ago.
Invited applicants represented 77 occupations, the SINP reported. Among those included were human resource professionals, engineers, computer network engineers, legal consultants, educational counselors, natural and applied science researchers and cleaning supervisors.
Applicants need to have one year of job experience in a qualified occupation relating to their field of study so as to be considered for a provincial nomination through either sub-category, there are likewise other qualification requirements.
An employment offer in the province of Saskatchewan and Canadian work experience is not required.
The October 2 and September 25 draws were among the biggest held by the province of Saskatchewan since it switched its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system in July 2018.
A sum of 214 invitations went to Occupation In-Demand applicants and another 396 initiations were given through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category. It is available to qualified applicants with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.
The Express Entry system manages the pool of applicants for three of Canada’s top Economic Class immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry applicants with a provincial nomination get an extra 600 points towards their ranking score and are adequately ensured an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
To be considered for a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan, Express Entry candidates must register a different Expression of Interest with the SINP.
Under the SINP’s EOI system, qualified applicants are given a score based on some factors. For example, education, job experience, capability in English or French and connection with the province of Saskatchewan.
Applicants with the highest scores are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through frequent draws from the SINP’s EOI pool.
The lowest scores in the SINP’s October 2 draws were 68 for both the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-category. These lowest scores were lower than that of last week draw, which had a minimum score of 79 for Occupations In-Demand competitors and 70 for Express Entry applicants.
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