Canadian provinces are issuing invitations even during the pandemic. Saskatchewan has been organizing draws to invite more skilled laborers who will be able to propel the provincial economy further.
On November 19, the province distributed 551 invitations among candidates belonging to the International Skilled Worker category. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) focused on two subcategories, namely Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand. All the chosen candidates had professional work experience in specific occupations as required by the province.
Details of the draw
Altogether, 337 candidates received invitations via the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. It was mandatory for the candidates to have work experience in one of 75 occupations. They also had to have a provincial score of a minimum of 80 to be selected.
On the other hand, the province invited 214 candidates via the Express Entry system, all of whom had a minimum EOI score of 78. The province expected the applicants to have work experience in any of the 56 professions included in the draw. Candidates belonging to both the subcategories had already provided their Express Entry profiles to the SINP.
Saskatchewan is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants. The province uses the EOI system to filter out the candidates who have the highest chance of being successful in the labor market. Saskatchewan wants to welcome people who want to build a life in the province and settle there for good.
Candidates need to prove their dedication through their provincial connections, work experience, language proficiency, educational qualifications, and their age. All candidates are scored and ranked on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.