Saskatchewan, on January 9, put up an application invitation to 308 immigration candidates for a possible enlisting into their provincial nomination. The draw was the first this year put forth by the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program, abbreviated as SNIP. The invitations were presented to the Occupations In-Demand and the Express Entry streams.

The potential candidates did not require a job offer to be considered for a provincial nomination in the set draw by Saskatchewan. One of the requirements for successive candidates was completing an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. Another essential requirement was a mandatory work experience of one year in a legitimate skilled occupation that has relevance to their study field.

The SINP, after successful submission of profiles, carefully and thoroughly assesses each file. Some of the factors that the SINP checks include age, education, skilled work experience, the candidate’s language proficiency, and their connections to Saskatchewan. Each profile is awarded a score out of 100 concerning SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.

Each candidate’s score will determine their ranking in the EOI pool, with the best scoring candidate granted invitations to apply for consideration through the regular draws. The minimum score set for each category was 69, a pass of which guarantees one for an invite into the latest selection round of the SINP.

Express Entry Sub-category

For the candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry pool, the SINP sent out a total of 142 invitations.

The Express Entry Sub-category of the SINP is connected to the federal Express Entry system. The system is tasked with managing the shortlisted candidates into three of Canada’s principal economic-class programs that are; Federal Skilled Trades Class, Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Worker Class.

In instances where candidates in the federal Express Entry group scored a score above 69 on the SINP’s Point Assessment Grid, and also filled in the EOI for Saskatchewan, they may likely be included in the programs latest round of invitation.

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