The invitations were accepted on a first come first served basis for 400 applicants!
The most popular Canadian immigration in-occupation stream of Saskatchewan Immigration Program (SINP) was open for the applications for the first time in 2018 on June 7. The government of Saskatchewan announced that the international skilled worker occupation is open on a periodical basis and accepted 400 applications in this intake. The applicants were invited with minimum 4.5 IELTS bands. The program was closed on the same day.
Thus, SINP does not require a candidate to be in the federal Express Entry pool. However, to be eligible an applicant must score minimum 60 points out of 100 in the Saskatchewan immigration point assessment grid. Additionally, applying to this sub-category an applicant does not require a job-offer letter to submit an application.
The previous intake that took place on August 2, 2017 introduced nee in-demand occupations list of 35 eligible occupations and it took in 1200 applications within one day. The popular program is expected to get closed again quickly by accepting only 400 applications. Check Eligibility for SINP
Therefore, Saskatchewan in-demand occupations stream has an entirely separate application procedure for submitting an application for permanent residence.
Due to the vast popularity of the program and limited number of applications acceptance, this stream closes really fast. Thus, it is extremely important to prepare your application well in advance to avoid any last minute rush.
If your application is successful, you will receive a nomination from the province of Saskatchewan and be eligible to submit an official application for permanent residence. For this program, the final application will be submitted through a paper based application to be mailed directly to IRCC.
A successful nomination under SINP results in a provincial nomination certificate being issued by the government of Saskatchewan to the applicant. This nomination certificate lets the applicant and eligible family members to apply for permanent resident status with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).