This is the second Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee (SINP) draw of the month, bringing the total number of candidates invited by the province to 1085!
November 19 draw results
SINP Occupations in Demand sub-category
- Invitations: 337
- Minimum score: 80
Express Entry sub-category
- Invitations: 214
- Minimum score: 78
There was a considerable increase in the minimum score that candidates must achieve on the SINP points assessment grid to an receive an invitation for this draw. The Nov. 3 draw required a minimum score of 68 in both subcategories but this rose by 10 to 12 points for the most recent draw.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Like many provincial nominee programs, SINP uses points-based selection factors that then rank candidates. Applicants need to score a minimum of 60 points to be eligible but often require more than that to receive an invitation.
Candidates who have an active Express Entry profile and who submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to SINP are eligible under the Express Entry sub-category. Candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile are eligible to submit to the SINP Occupations in Demand sub-category if they submit an EOI.
What happens after you receive your nomination?
If you apply under the Express Entry subcategory, you need to submit a complete application to SINP in 60 days upon confirming the invitation. Then, after you are approved, you will receive 600 additional CRS points. This all but guarantees you will receive an invitation to apply from IRCC on your Express Entry profile.
If you apply under the Occupations-In-Demand stream, the process is similar. But since you do not have an Express Entry profile, it varies slightly.
You still have 30 days to accept the nomination like in the Express Entry subcategory. After you accept, IRCC will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Following this, you have 60 days to submit a complete application for Canadian permanent residence.