The First Expression of Interest draw of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program for the immigration candidates with work experience in specific in-demand occupations took place on April 17. Recently, the In-demand occupations list which was updated on April 4, and three of the four occupations were targeted in this draw.
Both in the SINP’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories, the requirement of work experience in an occupation on the list is obligatory. Talking about a job offer, it is not required for either sub-category.
The SINP, abbreviated as Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program is an essential part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program and allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a definite number of economic immigration candidates ( as per the province’s demand) for the status of permanent residency apiece year.
The below-given table includes the NOC codes that have been the chief target in this draw. A total of 324 invitations were being issued to the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry candidates, holding work experience in one of the following occupations.
|2255||Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology|
|6342||Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners|
|7332||Appliance Services and Repairers|
The SINP had indicated earlier this week that it may make “occupation-specific selections” from its Expression of Interest (EOI) system, which manages the pool of candidates for its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories.
The SINP had made it clear that it might go for “Occupation-specific selections” from its Expression of Interest (EOI) system, which manages the pool of candidates for its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories.
Express Entry pool candidates who achieve a provincial nomination under the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category get additional 600 points in their overall score, consequently, escalating their chances of getting an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. To be eligible for Saskatchewan Immigration, Express Entry candidates need to register an individual Expression of Interest (EOI) with the SINP.
Candidates under the SINP’s EOI system given a score out of 100 on factors like education, skilled work experience, age and proficiency in English or French. Additional points are also awarded to the candidates, who have connections with Saskatchewan.
As a rule, an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency from the SINP is issued to the highest-ranked candidates; the April 17 occupation-specification draw is an exception to it. Both for Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories, the cut-off score in the latest draw was 60. It is considered as the lowest draw till far for Occupation In-Demand candidates after the introduction of Expression of Interest in July 2018. The two previous draws under the Express Entry sub-category witnessed the cut-off score of 60.
In-Demand Occupations List revised
Also, the In-Demand Occupation list has been revised and there is a removal of four occupations, which were targeted in April 17 draw. Saskatchewan also cleared that the occupation list gets updated annually but it might get changed any time depending on the number of invitations issued and labor market demand in Saskatchewan. The candidates who received an invitation to apply beforehand the removal of their occupation from the list, are still eligible to apply for Canada PR. Presently, the occupation list is consist of 20 occupations, including Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers.
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