Mohanad Moetaz - 17 June, 2021
Saskatchewan held a new draw on June 15, inviting a total of 255 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for permanent residence.
Candidates for both of these categories must have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with a score of at least 82 EOI points.
In addition, candidates needed an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to prove that the foreign credential is equivalent to a Canadian one.
Candidates also needed work experience in one of 55 in-demand occupations. These occupations are listed on this government webpage.
How does it work?
The EOI system is used to select the candidates that would likely be the most successful in the province's labour market. Candidates with EOI profiles are assessed based on multiple factors such as their work experience, education, language ability, age as well as connections to the province.
Connections to the province can include having a job offer, or having a relative living in Saskatchewan.
Candidates are given a point score out of 100 based on these factors. and according to the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
Canada uses the Express Entry system to manage permanent residence applications through three main economic class immigration programs:
In addition, many provinces also have their own immigration programs that use the Express Entry system. An example of this is the Express Entry sub-category under the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category.
This sub-category is for immigration candidates interested in immigrating to Saskatchewan, and who also have a federal Express Entry profile.
Candidates who are in the federal Express Entry pool, who completed an EOI, and scored 82 on Saskatchewan's Points Assessment Grid, were invited in the latest draw.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan are given an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This practically guarantees receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Saskatchewan invited 152 immigration candidates under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
Candidates do not need to have an Express Entry profile to be eligible. This sub-category is for candidates who have work experience in occupations that would address the province’s labour shortages.
These candidates would not need to have a job offer to be eligible. Foreign nationals are required to create an EOI profile through the province's online application system.
Those who completed an EOI, meet the minimum requirements and have scored a 82 on the Points Assessment Grid, were invited in the latest draw.