On 22nd May, SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) conducted its latest draw. 325 invitations were issued through its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories. The lowest-ranked candidate invited in the latest draw scored 82 points out of a total of 100.
104 invitations were issued under the SINP Express Entry sub-category. The remaining 221 invitations were issued under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. Both these sub-categories form an integral part of the SINP. The province of Saskatchewan can nominate applicants through the SINP to meet the labour demands of the province.
Since 2007, the province of Saskatchewan has welcomed more than 108,000 newcomers. These newcomers came from over 170 countries. Immigration plays a key role in driving workforce and population growth in the province.
SINP has listed 19 occupations as being “in-demand” in the province. An applicant needs to have work experience in any one of these occupations to apply under both the categories.
An offer of employment from Saskatchewan is not necessary to apply under the SINP.
In 2019, the SINP has issued 854 invitations under its Occupations In-Demand sub-category. 814 invitations have been issued under the Express Entry sub-category in 2019, as per CIC News.
Candidates who are successful in obtaining a Provincial Nomination through SINP get an extra 600 points on their CRS score. The extra points ensure that they receive an ITA for Canadian PR.
To apply for a Provincial Nomination under the SINP, one must first complete an online EOI (Expression of Interest). The EOI has to be submitted under the International Skilled Worker Category of the SINP.
The profiles of eligible candidates are scored out of a total of 100. They are given points on the basis of their
- Skilled work experience
- Language skills in either English or French
- Connection to the province.
Candidates who score the highest points receive an Invitation to Apply through the draws conducted.
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