Saskatchewan Introduces EOI System for Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-categories

The Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program with effect to 16th July 2018 will introduce its Expression of Interest system replacing the old model of first come first served the application.

An Expression of Interest is a sign that a candidate can make an Expression of Interest profile on Saskatchewan online application system beginning this 16th July to be considered for Express Entry or In-Demand Occupation sub-category. This also means there will be regular draws for these two sub-categories. The Express Entry candidate who will get a nomination from SINP will get an extra 600 points towards their CRS score.

Candidates along with other eligibility criteria’s need to score 60 points out of 100 in SINP point’s assessment grid system.

Saskatchewan’s Expression of Interest process

SINP says if too many candidates have the same or equal point score; candidates with connections to Saskatchewan will be given priority. These are people who receive points for having a close family relative in Saskatchewan; and/or past work experience in Saskatchewan; and/or past student experience in Saskatchewan.”

Candidates with the most work experience and highest language scores will be next in procession after those with connections to the province.

The SINP says draws will take place monthly to start, at least, but their frequency will be determined by the needs of its application inventory as will the number of invitations issued in each draw.

The dates of the draws will not be communicated, but the score range and attributes of the candidates selected will be provided on the SINP’s EOI webpage.

Candidates who receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan will be notified by email.

Complete applications for a provincial nomination will be submitted within 60 days of receiving an invitation using the same log-in information for a candidate’s EOI profile.


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