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Government of Saskatchewan invites 621 candidates with tech work experience

On 15 September 2020, The Government of Saskatchewan has opened 621 vacancies with provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.


The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited aspirants from the International Skilled Worker class through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.


Candidates from both sub-categories needed to have submitted Expression of Interest profiles with the SINP plus work experience in three tech fields:


1) Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)

2) Computer programming and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)

3) Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)


Selected candidates in these categories also had Educational Credential Assessments, to establish how overseas degrees, diplomas, and certificates match up to Canadian credentials.


The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program applies the EOI method to choose the aspirants that have a high prospective to thrive in the local labour market. Applicants also need to express their dedication to making a life in Saskatchewan by presenting their work experience, qualification, communication skill, age, and links to the region.


The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program uses these skills to review aspirants and give them points out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The top scorers are then granted an invitation to request for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.


68 out of 100 were the minimum required score in September for these categories. Applicants who got the invitation with the minimum score needed to have links in the province, or as a minimum 10 years of work experience and a Canadian Language Benchmark of eight. Everyone else must get at least 69 points out of 100.


Express Entry sub-category


Saskatchewan endowed 455 invitations in the current round to the aspirants with the profile in the federal Express Entry pool.


This sub-category keeps the group of candidates under three main economic-classes of immigration programs.


1) Federal Skilled Worker Program

2) Federal Skilled Trades Program

3) Canadian Experience Class


If here applicants also filled out Expression of Interest (EOI) for Saskatchewan, and they achieved 68 points on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid then they may have been selected for the next draw.


The biggest advantage for Express Entry candidates who apply for and get a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan hase gifted an extra 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. These extra points effectively confirm that these applicants will be invited to apply for permanent residence in a following federal Express Entry draw, seeing that most invitation rounds call candidates with scores in the 400’s. The recent Express Entry draw invited applicants with scores of at least 472.


The same also applied to any one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs that are associated with Express Entry.


Occupations In-Demand sub-category

Immigration applicants with no federal Express Entry profile can apply for this sub-category (Occupations In-Demand ).


There were only 166 individuals from this sub-category summoned to request for the provincial nomination program, and just like other sub-categories, aspirants need to achieve a provincial score of 68 to be selected.