Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)


Saskatchewan invited immigration applicants through Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand streams in their latest draw held on 1st December 2020. 

The candidates invited were from the International Skilled Worker category in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The subcategories involved were the Express Entry and the Occupation In-Demand. The total number of invitations sent was 564. The applicants selected were mainly having experience in the selected occupations. Through Express Entry, the total number of invitations sent were 138 and another 426 invitations were sent from the Occupations In-Demand program.

For candidates to get an invitation in the draw from any one of the subcategories, they must have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) within the SINP. The minimum score required for Expression of Interest (EOI) was 74 for an applicant to be invited. The other requirement for getting an invitation was that the candidate must have an Educational Credential Assessments.

There was also a requirement for having experience in one of the 86 occupations.

SINP is a program that uses the system of EOI for selecting candidates that have the potential of succeeding in the regional market. Candidate applying to the SINP must showcase their commitment towards a thriving life in Saskatchewan by showing their working experience, language proficiency, education, age, and province connections.

In the SINP program, there are 5 deciding factors that are scored out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.

The applicant scoring the highest points is then issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a nomination in the Saskatchewan province.

Saskatchewan has also started giving more points on EOI to candidates who can speak French and English.

Sub-category: Express Entry

There were 138 invitations sent to the Express Entry program. The candidates that were had their profiles in the Federal Express Entry pool. 

The Federal Express Entry system manages applicants of three main economic class immigration programs. These programs are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class 

If the applicant is in the Federal Entry pool and has also filed an EOI for the province Saskatchewan with a score of 74 in the SINP point system, they would have got an invitation in the latest draw.

There is an additional point of 600 being awarded to the candidate who receives a nomination from the province of Saskatchewan. These points are added to the CRS points to the candidate profile in the Express Entry pool. The points granted will give you an added advantage over the CRS points as in the previous draws, candidates invited were having CRS of 470 and above. 

Sub-category: Occupations In-Demand

This is a stream that is open to candidates who are not having their profiles in the Express Entry pool. This stream particularly targets candidates who are having working experience in occupations that are currently having labour shortage in Saskatchewan.

As of now, there are 426 Occupations In-Demand applicants that are invited to apply for Provincial Nomination. In the Express Entry sub-category, there were around 74 scores needed for getting an invitation.

Post a Comment