Saskatchewan PNP invited 535 immigration candidates
Saskatchewan PNP invited 535 immigration candidates

Saskatchewan PNP invited 535 immigration candidates in Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories.

Saskatchewan, the Canadian prairie province has been an active participant in Canadian immigration system. It has been actively inviting immigration candidates through its provincial programs for the past several years. This year as well, it has so far invited a total of almost 5,000 immigration candidates through two of its immigration sub-categories, the Express Entry and the Occupation in demand.

In September 24, 2020 draw, the province invited 535 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

For Express Entry Category, applicants are required to submit an Express of Interest (EOI) with the province. The province then assesses applicants through its own selection grid and invites those who are expected to establish themselves successfully and contribute to its economy.

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SINP considers factors such as work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province to determine the suitablity of the applicant. Points are awarded out of 100 availalble points on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The minimum scored required for the latest draw of September 24 2020 was 82 for both sub-categories of Express Entry and Occupation In Demand categories. Applicants with highest scores are issued an invitation to apply for provincial nominmation. If nominated, Express Enry candidates can receive 600 additionl points toward their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) in Express Entry Pool.

A minimum of one year work experience is required in one of the elible skilled occupation related to the field of study. A job offer is not mandatory for this program. However, applicants have to prove their language skills by way of an approved language test such as IELTS for English and have their non-Canadian educational qualifications assessed by one of the recognized assessment bodies in Canada.

What is SINP Express Entry Sub-Category:

There were 278 candidates from Express Entry subcategory out of 535 invited in 24 September 2020 draw 

This subcategory is for skilled workers who:

  • Want to live and work in Saskatchewan;
  • Are in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry Pool; and
  • Meet the sub-category criteria.

To be eligible for this sub-category, applicants first create an IRCC’s Express Entry.

One may qualify for this sub-category if they live outside Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada, are not a refugee claimant and:

  • Have a valid Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Code;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid;
  • Have a language test result that meets the federal Express Entry language requirements. Visit IRCC to convert IELTS, CELPIP, TEF and TCF scores to CLB 5 to 9+.
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. Applicants must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
    For all education obtained outside Canada, such as an academic or technical degree, diploma or certificate, applicants must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization, as per IRCC’s list of approved organizations.
    Individuals who have completed trades or vocational training as part of their high school education are not required to submit an ECA, but must instead apply for Saskatchewan licensure.
  • Have experience in an occupation that is high skilled and not on the Excluded Occupation List. 
  • The minimum required work experience in your high skilled occupation is:
    – For skilled professionals (not tradespeople): one year work experience in the past 10 years; or
    – For skilled tradespeople: two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
    – One year work experience in Canada in the past three years (skilled tradespeople and skilled professionals).
    The work experience must be in the field of the completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship. This education must be comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length.
    The work experience must be directly related to the selected occupation and education.
    You must include all other required documents in your application. Missing documents will result in your incomplete application being returned. Your application fee will not be refunded.
    Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
    The program criteria can change at any time, but we’ll use what was on this website when we received your complete application.

To apply for this sub-category, applicants must submit an Expression of Interest. Applicants are entered into the EOI pool of eligible candidates. 

The points scores associated with an EOI profile will determine the likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Those with high scores within the pool of candidates will have a greater chance of being invited to apply. Once applicants are invited to apply, they are expected to provided documentary evidence to support EOI points they claimed. 

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $350 application fee online by if they receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination. 

What is SINP Occupations in Demand Category:

This subcategory is available for immigration candidates who do not have an Express Entry Profile.

In 24 September 2020 draw, there was 257 candidates considered under this category out of the total of 535.

This sub-category is for skilled workers who:

  • Don’t have a job offer in Saskatchewan but are highly skilled in an in-demand occupation.
  • Meet the criteria of the subcategory.

Applicants may qualify if they:

  • Live outside of Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada
  • Are not a refugee claimant
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid
  • Have a language score of at least 4 – Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to that in Canada
  • Have earned a diploma, certificate or degree
    For education outside of Canada, applicants must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization (See IRCC’s list of approved organizations)
  • Individuals who have completed trades or job training as part of their high school education must instead apply for Saskatchewan licensure
  • Have work experience that is high skilled and not on the Excluded Occupation List
  • Applicants must have a minimum of one year of full-time (minimum 30 hours per week) paid work experience in a skilled occupation over the past 10 years related to your field of education. The work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A” or “B”) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan at the time of the application. The work experience must be related to the selected occupation and education
  • Applicants must provide proof of Professional Status or of eligibility for Licensure
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan

To apply for this sub-category, applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Once applicants successfully submit an EOI, they will be entered into the EOI pool of eligible candidates for consideration in future draws. 

Highest ranking candidates are considered for an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Once invited to apply, applicants are expected to provide documentary evidence in support of points they claimed in the EOI.

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