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Saskatchewan new EOI draws invites 150 Express Entry and OID candidates

Sat, Aug 17 2019

The province of Saskatchewan conducted two draws through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand held 15 August 2019 issuing a total of 150 invitations. Out of total invitations issued in this draw, 45 EOIs were given through Express Entry and 105 EOIs were given through Occupations In-Demand. The candidates with 78 immigration points and above were invited for SINP Express Entry and Occupation In-demand categories. Saskatchewan Express Entry is linked to the federal express entry system. This means candidates whose profiles are already in the express entry pool and who meet the Saskatchewan requirements are selected for provincial nomination.

The selected candidates with a provincial nomination receive additional 600 points towards their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The 15 August draw saw candidates received EOI through the saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand stream. Though a job offer is not required for this sub-category, a key eligibility requirement for both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories is to have experience in one of the 19 occupations listed on in-demand Saskatchewan.

The SINP has issued a total of 1,789 invitations through its Occupation In-Demand sub-category and 1,315 through its Express Entry sub-category so far in 2019. For further information related to SINP Immigration News and possible Canada PR chances, connect with visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global. One of the experts will soon contact you to discuss the PR query.

 


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Saskatchewan Conducts New EOI Draw for Express Entry and Occupation in-demand stream

Fri, Jul 26 2019

The Saskatchewan province conducted a new expression of interest draw on July 24 for Express Entry and Occupation in-demand candidates. A total of 381 invitations were issued in this current draw out of which 277 EOIs were given under Occupation In-demand sub-category and another 104 EOIs were given to the Express Entry candidates.

The July 24 SINP EOI draws for both sub-categories were fixed at 74 immigration points. This score went up by six points over the previous draw held on June 20, 2019. So far in 2019, the SINP has issued 1,004 invitations to Express Entry applicants and 1,473 to Occupation In-demand candidates. The SINP Express Entry sub-category is linked to the federal Express Entry system. To apply for Saskatchewan Express Entry stream, the candidates must register a separate EOI profile with the SINP. An EOI profile mentions the candidate's education, work experience, proficiency in English or French and other adaptability factors. The highest-ranking applicant is then invited to apply through EOI draw.

The selected candidates receive 600 additional points towards their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that boosts the immigration chances. The Occupation In-demand sub-category is designed to bring in international skilled workers who work in industries that are facing labour shortages in the province. Their work experience must be in one of 19 occupations listed as in-demand in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the province permanently. Fill the Canada Immigration Assessment form to arrange a callback from one of the visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global.

Canada Express Entry Aligned PNP Report Card Jan to July 2019

Thu, Jul 18 2019

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program did well in the first half of 2019 as per the recent reports. The Provincial Nominee Program allows participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate foreign workers and international graduates for Canadian Permanent residence.

The provinces performances so far this year comes as no surprise given it entered 2019 with increased nomination allocations for several provinces and higher overall admission targets.

Provincial Nominee Program Admissions Targets 2019

The below infograophics tells about the province intake in the first year of 2019

 

The Tabular Representation of PNP Admission Target 2019

 

Year

PNP Admissions Targets

2017

51000

2018

55000

2019

61000

2020

67800

 

PNP Admissions for Express Entry aligned PNP streams

Some PNPs are aligned with federal Express Entry system to invite skilled and qualified workers permanently. The Express Entry was extremely active in the first six months of 2019.

The Express Entry manages the pool of candidates through three economic immigration programs namely Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program, and Canadian Experience Class. Each candidate is awarded a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) based on factors that include age, educational qualification, work experience, and language proficiency.

When applying through Provincial Nominee Programs, the selected express entry candidates will be awarded 600 additional points towards the overall immigration points.

Ontario PNP program:

Ontario’s 2019 immigration target is set at 6,900 nominations. This is the largest immigration number for the nine provinces and two territories that take part in the PNP. Ontario receives the greatest share of newcomers to Canada every year and was the immigration destination of 64 percent of new permanent residents that applied through Express Entry System in 2018.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program three express entry linked streams were most active in the first half of 2019 issuing a total of 3,846 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to Express Entry candidates. Of the total 3,846 NOIs, 67 percent (2,565) were issued through the Human Capital Priorities Streams in two draws, with minimum CRS score 439.

Also, Ontario first Tech Draw was held on July 8 and a total of 1,623 Express Entry candidates with CRS score 439 and above were issued. The OINP French worker stream was also active in the first six months of 2019 inviting 1,281 NOIs.

Alberta

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Express Entry stream was also talked about in the first six months of 2019. The AINP through Express Entry stream invites applicants for provincial nomination with CRS 300 and above.

A job offer or previous work experience in Alberta is not required when applying through express entry but candidates must be working in an occupation that supports “Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities.”

Alberta held 16 draws through AINP stream issuing a total of 3,816 NOIs to the applicants with a minimum CRS score requirement of 302 or less.

Nova Scotia PNP

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program is one of Canada's most innovative nominee programs and thus, conducted Nova Scotia draws on a timely basis in the first six months of 2019.

The NSNP invited applicants through its Labour Market Priorities Stream who had work experience in specific occupations. A job offer or minimum CRS score is not always required to apply NSNP.

The June 3 draw targeted 312 Express Entry candidates with work experience as early childhood educators and assistants without any CRS requirement. Whereas January 25 draw was conducted for financial auditors or accountants had a CRS cut-off 400.

Nova Scotia also targeted French-speaking workers in the draw held March 2019 for Express Entry candidates.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan province of Canada also had the busy first half of 2019 for its International Skilled Worker: Express Entry sub-category

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held eight invitation rounds through its Express Entry sub-category during the first half of 2019. A total of 1166 invitations to apply for provincial nomination have been issued so far.

The SINP conducted three Express Entry sub-category draws between January and July 2019.

 

Other Provincial Nominee Programs Updates for Jan-July 2019

The other provinces of Canada that are also Express Entry linked were also active in the first six months of this year. These provinces are Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia.

For further information related to different Canada PR programs and other eligibility conditions, fill the Canada Immigration Assessment Form to arrange a callback from one of the visa experts of Aptech Global.

SINP maximum number of application status July 2019

Mon, Jul 08 2019

The province of Saskatchewan fixes the number of applications that will be invited across various Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programs every year. The below-mentioned table is updated quarterly by the Saskatchewan province to notify the applicants about the invitation intake and an available number of places.

 

 When each maximum intake is reached, SINP does not invite further applications in that category. Applications intake threshold as of July 1, 2019:

SINP Category

Maximum number of applications

Number of applications currently being accepted for 2019

International Skilled Worker Category with employment offers

4,000

3,315

Saskatchewan Experience: Existing Work Permits & Health Professionals

1,200

1,085

Saskatchewan Experience: Students

1,300

1,048

Saskatchewan Experience: Hospitality Workers

200

191

Saskatchewan Experience:

Long Haul Truck Drivers

50

48

Entrepreneur and Farm

50

42

 

For further information related to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) immigration intake and eligibility changes, fill the Canada Immigration Assessment Form. One of the experts will soon contact you to discuss the Canada PR query.

 


 Some Useful Links

Saskatchewan PNP
Saskatchewan Immigration
Saskatchewan Express Entry
Saskatchewan Immigration Occupation List
Saskatchewan Immigration Points
SINP Processing Time

Canada’s Express Entry | Year End 2018 Report Glimpses

Thu, Jul 04 2019

Canada’s Express Entry year end 2018 report glimpses!

Software Engineer was most common occupation among 89,800 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for Canadian Permanent residence last year

The new federal government report shows that Canada admitted more than 92,000 new permanent residents through its Express Entry System in 2018-an increase of 41 percent over the year. The report was released July 2, 2019.

The rising admission targets in Canada through Express Entry System is in line with the immigration levels for three Federal Skilled economic programs- The Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program and Canadian Experience Class as well as some programs under Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Total Admissions of new permanent residents through Express Entry is mentioned in the below table:

Immigration Year

Express Entry Total Admissions

2015

10,000

2016

Approximately 33,000

2017

Approximately 65,000

2018

92,000

 

Canada’s admission target for three programs managed by the Express Entry system rose in 2018 and is slated to continue to rise each year through 2021. Also, the admissions target for PNP increases to 55,000 in 2018 and is expected to increase each year through 2021.

Invitations by Program

Express Entry manages the pool of applicants in three categories- Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program and Canadian Experience Class.

The year-end report says that nearly 280,000 Express Entry profiles were submitted in 2018, of which 70 percent were eligible for at least one of the three Federal High Skilled Programs.

The FSWP received 53 percent of ITAs issued in 2018, or 47,523 of 89,000 ITAs.

Canadian Experience Class applicants received the second greatest number of ITAs in 2018 with 30,571 while another 904 ITAs went to applicants applying through Federal Skilled Trade Class.

The 71 percent invited applicants in 2018 did not claim any additional points and only five percent applicants who had a job offer in Canada claimed additional points.

  

Total number of invitations issued program wise in the year 2018 is as follows:

Canada PR programs

Total number of Invitations

Federal Skilled Worker Program

47,523

Federal Skilled Trade Program

30,571

Canadian Experience Class

10,802

Provincial Nominee Program

904

 

Invitations through Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program invited a total of 10,802 through express entry stream. This number is up from 8,733 the year before.

Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and British Columbia saw an increase of invitations. The province Ontario experienced an immigration increase of 3,082- by far the largest of any Canadian province.

Of the total 122,247 applications received in 2018, 78,838 had Ontario listed as their province of destination. Coming second was British Columbia with 22,153 applicants listing as their destination, followed by Alberta (8,868), Saskatchewan (3,708) and Nova Scotia (3,532).

Which occupations are getting most targeted?

Software Engineers are the most sort-after occupation who received the highest ITAs last year. The second occupation that received more number of invitations is Information Systems Analysts and Consultants.

Computer Programmer remained the third most common occupation followed by financial auditors and administrative assistants.

Indian Citizens received most invitations under Express Entry with 46 percent of ITAs issued (41,675) followed by China (6,248 ITAs) and then Nigerians who received 6,025 ITAs.

Total number of invitations issued country wise:

Country of origin

Total Number of Invitations

India

41,675

China

6,248

Nigeria

6,025

Pakistan

3,112

United Kingdom

2,553

 

Canada’s Express Entry is the most popular visa and immigration program for the skilled and qualified worker willing to settle and contribute towards the growing economy. If you are wishing to settle in the country, fill the Canada Immigration Assessment Form to arrange a callback from one of the experts.

 


SASKATCHEWAN FAQ's


  • What Sets Saskatchewan Apart from the Other Provinces of Canada?

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    Saskatchewan is the only province of Canada that has man-made boundaries and rest other provinces have geographical boundaries. This is quite unique, isn’t it? Apart from the physical differentiation, Saskatchewan is the land of opportunities for the migrants willing to come and settle in the province on permanent basis. There are some factors that keep Saskatchewan apart and they are:

    1. This is one of the few provinces that invite applicants to apply with lowest IELTS language score. Yes, you are eligible to apply for SINP with as low as 4.5 IELTS bands score
    2. The applicants willing to settle in the province but falls short of age points in other provinces can easily apply for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
    3. Saskatchewan is the most popular province for its agriculture. Hence, agricultural jobs are always in demand in this province.
    Do you wish to immigrate to SINP? You may contact the visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global to evaluate your Canada PR chances.

  • How the Entire Saskatchewan Immigration Process (PR) Works?

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    As your profile is already in the express entry pool, it means that you have already crossed the first stage of Canada PR by meeting the desired eligibility requirements. To apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program through Express Entry, you may easily convey your interest by approaching the province of Nova Scotia. The basic requirement to apply for NSNP is the profile must be in the Express Entry pool. Also, your occupation must be listed on the demand list of Nova Scotia. If your profile matches with Nova Scotia requirements, they will give you the nomination to apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program. Thus, you have 30 days time period to revert back for NSNP

  • How easy is it to get PR (permanent residency) in Canada through the province of Saskatchewan?

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    As your profile is already in the express entry pool, it means that you have already crossed the first stage of Canada PR by meeting the desired eligibility requirements. To apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program through Express Entry, you may easily convey your interest by approaching the province of Nova Scotia. The basic requirement to apply for NSNP is the profile must be in the Express Entry pool. Also, your occupation must be listed on the demand list of Nova Scotia. If your profile matches with Nova Scotia requirements, they will give you the nomination to apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program. Thus, you have 30 days time period to revert back for NSNP

  • How do I know SINP is open?

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    As your profile is already in the express entry pool, it means that you have already crossed the first stage of Canada PR by meeting the desired eligibility requirements. To apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program through Express Entry, you may easily convey your interest by approaching the province of Nova Scotia. The basic requirement to apply for NSNP is the profile must be in the Express Entry pool. Also, your occupation must be listed on the demand list of Nova Scotia. If your profile matches with Nova Scotia requirements, they will give you the nomination to apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program. Thus, you have 30 days time period to revert back for NSNP

  • Which is the best city to live in Saskatchewan,Saskatoon or Regina?

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    As your profile is already in the express entry pool, it means that you have already crossed the first stage of Canada PR by meeting the desired eligibility requirements. To apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program through Express Entry, you may easily convey your interest by approaching the province of Nova Scotia. The basic requirement to apply for NSNP is the profile must be in the Express Entry pool. Also, your occupation must be listed on the demand list of Nova Scotia. If your profile matches with Nova Scotia requirements, they will give you the nomination to apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program. Thus, you have 30 days time period to revert back for NSNP

  • How are the job opportunities in Saskatchewan?

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    As your profile is already in the express entry pool, it means that you have already crossed the first stage of Canada PR by meeting the desired eligibility requirements. To apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program through Express Entry, you may easily convey your interest by approaching the province of Nova Scotia. The basic requirement to apply for NSNP is the profile must be in the Express Entry pool. Also, your occupation must be listed on the demand list of Nova Scotia. If your profile matches with Nova Scotia requirements, they will give you the nomination to apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program. Thus, you have 30 days time period to revert back for NSNP

  • What CRS score is needed for Saskatchewan PNP?

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    As your profile is already in the express entry pool, it means that you have already crossed the first stage of Canada PR by meeting the desired eligibility requirements. To apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program through Express Entry, you may easily convey your interest by approaching the province of Nova Scotia. The basic requirement to apply for NSNP is the profile must be in the Express Entry pool. Also, your occupation must be listed on the demand list of Nova Scotia. If your profile matches with Nova Scotia requirements, they will give you the nomination to apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program. Thus, you have 30 days time period to revert back for NSNP

  • Is Saskatchewan a good option in Canada to migrate?

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    As your profile is already in the express entry pool, it means that you have already crossed the first stage of Canada PR by meeting the desired eligibility requirements. To apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program through Express Entry, you may easily convey your interest by approaching the province of Nova Scotia. The basic requirement to apply for NSNP is the profile must be in the Express Entry pool. Also, your occupation must be listed on the demand list of Nova Scotia. If your profile matches with Nova Scotia requirements, they will give you the nomination to apply for Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program. Thus, you have 30 days time period to revert back for NSNP

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