Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued 140 invitations to the candidates in the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. Saskatchewan Immigration targets the eligible skilled workers with work experience in one of the Saskatchewan’s In-Demand occupations.
The lowest ranked candidate had a score of 75 on the point-based assessment grid of Saskatchewan. SINP specified that the candidates who got the invitations had all their Educational Credential Assessments that are required to apply for the provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.
The candidates who are interested in Saskatchewan immigration through its In-Demand sub-category occupations must first complete their EOI.
Candidates must meet the 60 out of 100 points threshold on factors such as Education & Training, Skilled Work Experience, Age, Language Ability, and Connections to the Labour Market/adaptability of Saskatchewan. The candidates meeting the threshold and other criteria of the sub-category can then enter into the candidates’ pool where they get the rank against the competition.
Candidates can apply for the Federal Government for PR once their provincial nomination application gets the approval from Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan has switched to the new EOI system for its Express Entry Immigration subcategory and Occupations In-demand sub-category in July 2018. Both these sub-categories are the components of Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker Category. The first invitations to the Express Entry sub-category of Saskatchewan were issued on 21st August 2018.
According to SINP, switching to the new EOI system has allowed Saskatchewan to better target the immigration candidates who are likely to succeed in the labour market of Saskatchewan. The goal of the EOI system is to ensure long-term retention and strong economic outcomes in Saskatchewan for those Invitations to apply (ITAs).
The Express Entry System of the Canadian Government is also EOI-based. EOI systems are now prioritized by most of the Canadian provinces.