Saskatchewan boasts holding the largest immigration nomination since Canada placed travel restrictions in March to curb the spread of coronavirus.
In its bid to limit the transmission of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced travel restriction that would limit entry and exit out of the country. The rules, which came into effect in March, also issued guidance and limitations that disrupted immigration processes within the provinces and territories. Even so, that hasn’t stopped Saskatchewan from conducting its provincial nomination program (PNP) to welcome more immigrants to the region.
In its recent PNP, held on July 29, Saskatchewan invited 502 immigration applicants. Those who would successfully pass the nominations stood a chance to obtain permanent residence in the country.
Understanding the Saskatchewan Immigration Nomination Program (SINP)
Under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), candidates were invited from the International Skilled Worker category. The participating candidates fell under two sub-categories that included the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand.
To receive invitations to participate, applicants from both sub-categories had to first submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) profile to SINP.
SINP evaluates every candidate’s EoI profile and selects those who are likely to work and live successfully in the prairie province. A person’s profile features their age, work experience, fluency in English and French, education, and connections in the region. By looking at the performance in each ranking factor, SINP can identify individuals who demonstrate a drive to build a life and contribute to the Saskatchewan community.
After assessing candidates’ performances in each of the five ranking factors, SINP awards them points out of 100 in its International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. Applicants who score highly in the assessment grid receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for the Saskatchewan PNP.