Saskatchewan issues new invitations to Express Entry’s In Demand Occupation candidates
Saskatchewan has been successful in issuing a total of 596 invitations to apply for the nomination program under the permanent residence status in the first Express Entry and Occupation In-demand draws of the New Year.
In the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), a total of 362 invitations were approved in the Express Entry subcategory, allowing Saskatchewan immigration to nominate candidates for permanent residency. Express Entry candidates also receive an additional 600 points towards their score in the Express Entry ranking who are under the provincial nomination.
The candidates are required to possess work experience in a high skilled occupation found on Saskatchewan’s In Demand Occupations List.
Saskatchewan immigration was also successful in issuing 234 invitations to Occupation in Demand candidates as this category is open to foreign workers with work experience in one of Saskatchewan’s In Demand Occupations. A job offer from a Saskatchewan employer is not required in order to be eligible for either the Express Entry or In Demand Occupation sub-category as both of these categories work on an Expression of Interest (EOI) basis. Candidates who are eligible and considered for immigration through either subcategory must first create an EOI profile and submit all the necessary information and particular details. The given profiles are further given a score based on the answers provided and candidates with a minimum of 60 points or more are entered into the pool of all the eligible and selected candidates. These candidates can either be under the Express Entry category or the In Demand subcategory.
The highest ranked candidates are further drawn from the pool of candidates through the regular draws. Saskatchewan also witnessed that the lowest score in the January 16 draw was 63 and the lowest ranked Occupations in Demand had a score of 66.