On October 2nd Saskatchewan held second round of major draws in the Express Entry as well as Occupations In-Demand draws within two weeks and invited 610 candidates for seeking the provincial nomination in Canadian permanent residence.
The Canada Immigration and its Success Story
This was the second main draw conducted after the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program expanded the number of top skilled occupations eligible in its Express Entry as well as Occupation In-Demand sub-categories. Last week totally 769 invitations to apply seeking provincial nomination were given to immigration candidates in the two sub-categories.
Among the list of Invited candidates were 77 occupations that included engineers, human resource professionals, computer technicians, educational counselors, legal assistants, researchers in natural and applied science and finally the cleaning supervisors. To get the consideration for provincial nomination in these sub-categories Candidates had to possess one year work experience in the eligible occupation relevant to the field of their study.
Also the other eligibility requirements were:
A provincial job offer and Canadian work experience are not necessary, the size of the draws held by Saskatchewan on Oct 2 and Sep 25 were large after it adopted the Expression of Interest system for Express Entry as well as Occupation In-Demand sub-categories in July 2018.
Additionally the share of Occupation In-Demand candidates was 214 invitations and of the SINP Express Entry sub-category it was 396 invitations opening for eligible candidates having the Express Entry profile. The system manages the pool of candidates in three Economic Class immigration categories of:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Class
Such candidates belonging to the Express Entry and the provincial nomination get 600 additional points in the ranking score and effectively get the invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The Modalities and Process
The candidates also have to register a separate Expression of Interest to get the Saskatchewan provincial nomination.
Under the EOI system of SINP, all eligible candidates get the score based on educational factors and also on work experience, language proficiency and Saskatchewan connections.
All Candidates getting a top score get the invitation to apply and seek the provincial nomination in regular EOI pool draws from the SINP.
The least score in the SINP draw for October 2 was 68 for both sub-categories. These minimum score in the draw held last week, was 79 for Occupations In-Demand category and 70 for candidates in Express Entry.