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April 8 SINP draw

Saskatchewan invites 279 for PR nomination in April 8 SINP draw

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In its April 8 SINP draw, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 279 Express Entry candidates who desire to settle in the province to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Invited candidates needed a score of at least 70 under the SINP’s Expression of Interest (EOI) points grid.

Occupations In-Demand candidates with skills and experience in one of 78 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes received 133 invitations. Express Entry candidates with skills and experience in the same NOC codes received 146 invitations.

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The eligible in-demand occupations for the April 8 SINP draw are listed on the government webpage. The list includes medical laboratory technicians, social workers, and educational counsellors, among others.

What is the Process for Saskatchewan EOI?

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Candidates who are interested in being nominated by Saskatchewan for Canadian permanent residence must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with SINP.

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  1. Submit EOI profile.
  2. Enter EOI candidate pool.
  3. EOI candidates selected.
  4. Invitations to Apply issued via regular draws.
  5. Candidates submit full application within 60 days.
  6. SINP officials assess applications and make decision.

Those who complete an Expression of Interest profile automatically receive a score based on a number of criteria. You can find the criteria for the EOI point score in the SINP point assessment grid. SINP uses the EOI system to select the candidates that have the most potential to succeed in the regional labour market.

SINP awards candidates a score out of 100 according to the points assessment grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan. Typically a candidate needs to score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid.

In late 2020, Saskatchewan made changes to its points system to give more EOI points to people who can speak English and French.

Candidates must also demonstrate their capacity to settle into life in Saskatchewan by listing their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.

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NOTE that in order to be invited by SINP, candidates must submit their Educational Credential Assessments (ECA) to show how their foreign degrees, diplomas, and certificates compare to Canadian credentials.

No job offer is required of candidates who have created SINP Expression of Interest profile in order to receive an invitation from SINP. However, candidates must have at least one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation related to their field of study.

SINP and Federal Express Entry System

SINP’s Express Entry sub-category is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

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The SINP regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Saskatchewan’s Express Entry immigration streams. The SINP collects individuals from the federal Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in Saskatchewan.

In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three federal government economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class. A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool although additional CRS points are awarded to those who already have a job.

Based on the information you entered in your federal Express Entry profile you will be given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and placed into a pool of candidates ranked by their CRS score. Your CRS is a numerical value, out of a possible 1,200, determined by your core human capital. This is essentially your age, work experience, educational background, ability to adapt and language skills.

A limited number of candidates with the highest CRS points in the pool are issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence. IRCC issues ITAs through regular federal Express Entry draws which typically take place every two weeks.

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Candidates who have created a profile in the federal Express Entry system AND have also applied for and received a nomination from SINP, are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee that the candidate will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence from the federal government.


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