The SINP has invited 2,740 Occupations In-Demand candidates thus far this year. Combined with the 2,245 candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination through the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, the entire number of invitations issued in 2020 is now slightly below 5,000.
The SINP uses an EOI system to invite immigration candidates that have the potential to thrive within the prairie province to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
Interested candidates must create an EOI profile and demonstrate their capacity to settle into life in Saskatchewan by listing their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.
The minimum score required within the September 24 draws was 82 for both sub-categories.
No job offer is required so as to receive a invitation to apply from Saskatchewan. However, candidates needed a minimum of one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation associated with their field of study.
Invited candidates in both categories also had Educational Credential Assessments, which show how foreign degrees, diplomas, and certificates compare to Canadian credentials.
Express Entry sub-category
In the latest invitation round, Saskatchewan issued 278 invitations to candidates who had profiles within the federal Express Entry pool.
If candidates within the federal Express Entry pool also filled out an EOI for Saskatchewan, and that they scored 82 on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid they’ll are selected during the September 24 draw.
Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded a further 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply to use for Canadian permanent residence.
Occupations In-Demand sub-category
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to immigration candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile.
There were 257 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and just like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 82 so as to be chosen.
The September 24 draw issued invitations to candidates in 81 occupations including senior managers, sales representatives, and machinery operators among others.