Candidates who had already submitted their Expression of Interest to the province of Saskatchewan were given invitations allowing them to apply for a provincial nomination. This would give them an upper hand if they wanted to secure permanent residence. A recent draw held on 9th January saw Saskatchewan distributing invitations to 308 immigration candidates so that they could apply for a provincial nomination. It was the first draw of the year that was organized by the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), and it was largely productive. The invitations were given to candidates from the Express Entry pool and the Occupations In-Demand stream.
It was no mandatory for candidates to produce a job offer if they wanted to be invited for a provincial nomination during this draw. However, it was compulsory for them to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) under the SINP. They were also required to have at least one year of work experience in any skilled occupation that was deemed eligible by the province and was related to their field of knowledge. After the submission of the EOI profiles, the
SINP takes certain factors like age, education, language proficiency, skilled work experience, and connections to Saskatchewan into consideration when evaluating them. The candidates are then given a score out of 100 on the basis of SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. This score is then used to award rank to the candidate in the EOI pool. The candidates with the top ranks are then issued invitations that allow them to apply through the regular draws. Candidates from both streams were required to have a minimum score of 69 in order to secure an invitation to the SINP selection round.
The SINP distributed the 142 invitations among candidates who had existing profiles under the federal Express Entry pool.