Saskatchewan issued 140 invites in Occupations in Demand sub-category

Posted on September 22, 2018

According to the recent update published on 20th September, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP) issued 140 invites to candidates in the Occupations in Demand sub-category. It targets Skilled Workers who are eligible and having work experience in one of Saskatchewan’s in-Demand Occupations.

This was the 1st time the province issued invitation through the new Expression of Interest (EOI) for its Occupations in Demand Immigration Sub-category.

The candidates who scored as low as 75 points on Saskatchewan’s unique point-based assessment grid got an invite. The SINP also stated that the above candidates, who got an invite, had Educational Credential Assessments done, which is essential to apply for a Provincial Nomination from Saskatchewan.

All who are interested to Immigrate to Saskatchewan through the Occupations in Demand sub-category, they should 1st complete Expression of Interest (EOI). It is a pre-application process which determines one’s eligibility.

They are also required to meet the minimum threshold of 60 points out of a possible 100 for factors such as education, training, skilled work experience, age, language ability and adaptability. All those candidates who meet this minimum as well as sub-category’s other criteria get entry into the pool of candidates, then they are ranked against each other.

EOI submitted candidates having the highest scores got an invite to apply for the provincial nomination from Saskatchewan through draws conducted periodically from the EOI pool. The SINP states, the number of invitations issued for each draw is dependent on employment demand and annual processing targets.

The candidates can apply to the Federal Government for Permanent Residency(PR) status, whose provincial nomination application got approved by Saskatchewan.

In July, the Saskatchewan switched to an EOI system for its Occupations in Demand and Express Entry immigration sub-categories. These both are components of Saskatchewan’s international Skilled Worker Category.

On 21st August, the Saskatchewan province issued its 1st invitations to EOI candidates for Express Entry(EE) sub-category.

The SINP states the change enables them to better target immigration candidates who are most likely to succeed the above province labor market and the goal of the EOI system is to ensure strong economic outcomes as well as long term retention in Saskatchewan for those who got an invite to apply.

Earlier, the SINP employed approach was, first-come, first-serve approach to the application received through two-sub categories that favoured those quickest to apply when they were opened periodically to candidates.

Most provinces in Canada employ EOI system; it prioritizes candidates, on basis of human capital. The Canadian government Express Entry system is also EOI based similarly the Quebec’s follows a new approach to select candidates through the popular Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

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