The Canadian province of Saskatchewan conducted its EOI selection rounds of the draw on 24th September 2020 through the Saskatchewan immigration nominee program. International skilled workers can submit their application which is not an is not an application to the SINP. Rather it is a pre-application process where candidates fill out an online application form which indicates their interest in the SINP and highlights their qualifications.
The information provided by the candidates is used to assess their eligibility and if candidates are eligible their names are entered in the International Skilled Worker EOI system.
The eligibility criteria include connection to the province, work experience, and language proficiency. However not all skilled workers who submit the International Skilled Worker EOI can get an invitation to apply to the Saskatchewan PNP nor is there a limit on the number of candidates who can submit an EOI but candidates can have only one EOI profile.
Applicants who can successfully complete an EOI profile receive a rank score based on several criteria which is based on the below points assessment grid.
|I: LABOUR MARKET SUCCESS|
|A: EDUCATION AND TRAINING|
|Master’s or Doctorate degree, Canadian equivalency||23|
|Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more-year degree program at a university or college||20|
|Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan||20|
|Canadian equivalency Diploma that requires two but less than three years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other formal post-secondary institution||15|
|Canadian equivalency Certificate or at least two semesters but less than a two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other formal post-secondary institution||12|
|B: SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE
· The work experience claimed must be relevant to the single occupation you’ve selected in your application.
· One year of work experience refers to 12 full months of work experience.
|a) In the 5-year period prior to application submission date|
|b) In the 6-10-year period prior to application submission date|
|Less than 1 year||0|
|C: LANGUAGE ABILITY|
|CLB 8 and higher||20|
|English or French speaker without language test results||0|
|< 18 years||0|
|18 – 21 years||8|
|22 – 34 years||12|
|35 – 45 years||10|
|46 – 50 years||8|
|> 50 years||0|
|MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR I||70|
|II: CONNECTION TO SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR MARKET & ADAPTABILITY
Points are available for having a strong connection to the Saskatchewan labor market, which shows a genuine intent and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.
|The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:|
|High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer||30|
|The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only|
|Close family relative in Saskatchewan
(The applicant or accompanying spouse has a family relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Saskatchewan.
|Past work experience in Saskatchewan
(A minimum of at least 12 months of work in the past five years on a valid work permit)
|Past student experience in Saskatchewan
(A minimum of one full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit)
|MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR II||30|
|MAXIMUM POINTS TOTAL: I + II =||100|
How does the Expression of Interest system work?
Candidates who successfully submit an EOI will have their names entered in the EOI pool of eligible candidates.
- The profile will be valid for one year from the day of submission.
- Candidates are allowed to have only have one active EOI profile in the system at any time and under only one category- Express Entry or Occupations in demand.
- Candidates will be ranked based on the information they provide.
- The highest ranked candidates will be invited to apply to the SINP.
- Invitations to Apply are given based on Expression of Interest Draws.
Here is a breakdown of the invitations issued under the International Skilled Workers subcategories:
Total invitations issued: 278
Minimum rank score for invitation: 82 Points
Total invitations issued: 257
Minimum rank score for invitation: 82 Points.