The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has issued 466 invitations in its first Express Entry-linked Expression of Interest draw.
The lowest-ranked candidate invited in this draw had a score of 68 points under the SINP's unique points assessment grid. The SINP also revised its in-demand occupations list, which now consists of 22 occupations.
In the update, the SINP said all EOI profiles selected had an Educational Credential Assessment. Candidates issued an Invitation to Apply for a provincial nomination in this draw have 60 days to submit a complete online application to the SINP.
In July, the SINP announced the move to an EOI system for all applications to the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories. All foreign nationals interested in immigrating to Saskatchewan under these popular sub-categories are first required to register in the SINP OASIS online system and complete an EOI profile before applying.
Candidates who receive an invitation to apply and successfully obtain a provincial nomination certificate from Saskatchewan are awarded 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points toward their Express Entry CRS score.
Steps to obtaining a SINP nomination
In addition to having an active Express Entry profile, candidates interested in applying for a provincial nomination under the SINP must begin the process by completing a profile and answering questions related to work experience, education and language proficiency in English or French, among other factors.
Candidates are then assessed according to Saskatchewan’s unique assessment grid, which assigns candidates a score out of 100. To be entered into the SINP's EOI pool, candidates must obtain at least 60 points and satisfy other eligibility requirements under the Express Entry sub-category.
The SINP says it will take the following steps to rank candidates in the EOI pool:
- Identify EOI candidates with the highest point score.
- Prioritize candidates with connections to the province. This includes candidates who receive points for having a close family relative in Saskatchewan, past work experience in Saskatchewan, and/or past study experience in Saskatchewan.
- Prioritize candidates with the most work experience years declared and the highest language scores obtained.
Use the CanadaVisa Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EOI) Calculator to determine your Saskatchewan EOI ranking score.