For consideration purposes in the Saskatchewan Express Entry system, applicants are required to create a separate profile under the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program, which falls under Expression of Interest (EoI) umbrella.
A New Selection Criterion in the EOI System
The November 23 invitation was the fifth for both the International Skilled Worker and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories since the province decided to switch from the first-come-first-serve approach in July.
Within the EOI system, anyone wishing to apply for considerations in the provincial nominations had to create a profile and ask for the application document that covers the most critical aspects like work experience, occupation, and fluency in speaking both French and English.
Every profile is ranked as per the International Skill Worker ranking system based on the information provided for each relevant factor. Afterward, the nomination is expressed in the EOI in either of the sub-categories. Here, nominees rank according to their score.
Consequently, only the highest-ranking candidates are eligible for provincial nominations. Eligibility to the Express Entry requires a nominee to have a minimum score of 60 in the Saskatchewan mark assessment index, and job experience of one year over the past decade in one the stipulated positions under the Occupation In-Demand sub-category. They need not have a job offer in Saskatchewan, though other selection criteria may apply.
Under its Expression of Interest (EOI) program, Saskatchewan has managed to issue a total of 3337 invitations in the International Skilled Worker program. 1, 557 of these fell under the Express Entry sub-category whereas the rest, 1785 nominations went to the Occupation In-Demand sub-category