The SINP switched to an Expression of Interest system for its Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories in July, 2018
September 21, 2018
Saskatchewan-Occupations-In-DemandSaskatchewan has issued its first invitations through the new Expression of Interest system for its Occupations In-Demand immigration sub-category.
In an update published September 20, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) says it issued 140 invitations to candidates in the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, which targets eligible skilled workers with work experience in one of Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupations.
The lowest-ranked candidate had a score of 75 points on Saskatchewan’s unique point-based assessment grid and the SINP specified that those invited all had Educational Credential Assessments, which are required in order to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan. Anyone interested in immigrating to Saskatchewan through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category must first complete an Expression of Interest (EOI), a pre-application process that determines one’s eligibility.
Candidates must meet the minimum threshold of 60 points out of a possible 100 on factors such as education and training, skilled work experience, language ability, age, and connections to Saskatchewan’s labour market / adaptability. Those who meet this minimum and the sub-category’s other criteria are then entered into the pool of candidates, where they are ranked against the competition.