Saskatchewan has issued 4,704 invitations between September and October to apply for skilled migration to Canada.
These invitations include applicants under the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
858 out of the 4,704 invitations were issued under the Express Entry sub-category, which is directly linked to Canada’s Express Entry system. It also manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled Immigration categories – the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Class and the Canadian Experience Class.
On the other hand, the Occupation In-Demand sub-category is available for access by all skilled migration candidates who do not qualify for Express Entry.
Neither of the pathways requires the candidates to have a job offer in Saskatchewan, or any prior Canadian job experience, to be eligible for skilled migration to Canada.
To be considered for a nomination by a provincial government, candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Saskatchewan government, which is their request to the province to be considered for a nomination.
Eligible candidates for both sub-categories are then awarded points out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Test, based on factors such as education, skilled work experience, age and proficiency in English and French.
Eligible candidates with a score of at least 69 out of 100 were invited to apply for a skilled visa to Canada.
Selected Express Entry candidates are awarded a further 600 points on their Points Test, which effectively guarantees them to obtain permanent residency in Canada.
For more information on how to gain an invitation for skilled migration to Canada, contact eduaid!