SNIP then grades applicants on its International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid, which ranks them out of 100% score. Only the candidates who score above 75% get an invitation to proceed to the provincial immigrant nominations.
Saskatchewan Provincial Immigration Programs
The SNIP has managed to invite 1124 candidates under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category thus far this year. Combining that number with the 845 candidates invited to partake in the provincial nominations, through the region’s Express Entry sub-category, the total comes to 1969.
The Express Entry sub-category happening in Saskatchewan province works similarly to the federal Express Entry program. The latter regulates and manages Canada’s three immigrant economic classes. These include the Federal Skilled Work Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
An immigrant candidate may have passed the federal Express Entry system, but they still need to file a comprehensive profile at the provincial level. Hence, they need to submit a Saskatchewan-specific EOI profile to get a pass to proceed to the provincial nominee program.
When an Express Entry candidate successfully undergoes the provincial nomination, they increase their chances of becoming permanent Canadian residence, which allows them to live and work in any province, alongside other benefits. The ones shortlisted for submissions at the provincial stage get an extra 600 points that boost their performance level in the Comprehensive Ranking System by the federal government. Just like the EOI profile candidates file for Saskatchewan, the CRS score tool is essential when assessing an applicant’s ability to thrive in Canada. It focuses on a candidate’s skill level, work experience, education, language ability, among other factors.