Saskatchewan issued 83 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held on February 27.
Those Express Entry Candidates invited had an Expression of Interest (EOI) registered under Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker Express Entry sub-category– a category which allows the province to nominate candidates from the Express Entry pool for Canadian permanent residence.
The candidate invited to apply for a provincial nomination in the February 27 invitation round had a minimum score of 68.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry ranking score.
However, in order to be considered for and receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, Express Entry candidates need to register a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles require information on education, work experience, language proficiency (English or French) and connections to the province, such as a close family member or past work or study experience in Saskatchewan, among other factors. The profiles will be valid for one year from the day of submission.
In additions, Express Entry candidates are required to have work experience in one of the high-skilled occupations found on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List, among other eligibility criteria.
SINP EOI profiles are awarded a score and those with 60 points or more are entered into the pool of candidates from where a set number of the highest-ranked candidates are then issued invitations to apply through regular draws.