The province of Saskatchewan holds it’s largest-ever Expression of Interest (EOI) draw on October 17. A total of 986 Express Entry candidates with specific work experience received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in this invitation round.
The invited Express Entry candidates have also had registered a separate profile with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and had a minimum score of 67 under the SINP’s EOI points grid.
The SINP allows the province to nominate immigration candidates with skills required in its labour market. The Express Entry stream of SINP is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
In order to be eligible for a nomination from the SINP, Express Entry candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that is aligned with their field of study, among other requirements.
However, they are not required to have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.
The candidates, who received invitations in the October 17 draw, represent the following 12 occupations:
- Retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621)
- Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631)
- Construction managers (NOC 0711)
- Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821)
- Other financial officers (NOC 1114)
- Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311)
- Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)
- Social and community service workers (NOC 4212)
- Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
- Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade (NOC 6221)
- Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312)
- Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321)
SINP has recently revised its demand occupation list to add more than 200 NOC occupations making it one of the best provincial nominee programs (PNPs) to get nomination for permanent residency in Canada.
Candidates, who receive a nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, get additional 600 points toward their CRS scores that effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.
The candidates, who received invitations in October 17 draw, now have 60 days to submit their complete applications to SINP.
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