Saskatchewan organized a new draw and issued invitations to candidates having work experience in any of the 71 in-demand occupations. The draw allowed the province to invite 205 immigration candidates who will now be able to apply for a provincial nomination in case they are looking to secure permanent residence. The draw was held on the 26th of March, and the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) distributed the invitations then and there.
Details of the draw:
It was not mandatory for the candidates to have a job offer in order to be selected. However, they had to provide proof that they had at least one year of work experience in any of the listed eligible occupations linked with their field of study. Provinces like Manitoba, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan have organized successful provincial nominee program draws even after Canada announced the coronavirus travel restriction measures. These provincial draws have been conducted alongside the federal Express Entry draw that was held on 18th March. However, the latter only chose provincial nominees.
The Occupations In-Demand subcategory in the draw held by Saskatchewan, all the invited candidates either had Educational Credential Assessments or they had a close family member living in the province, or they studied in a postsecondary institution there. A few of the 71 occupations picked for this draw were medical laboratory technologists, corporate sales managers, and college instructors.
The candidates were also required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile under the SINP. The EOI system in Saskatchewan lets the province choose immigration candidates who show the potential to be successful. Candidates who are interested must make an EOI profile. They will be evaluated based on their age, work experience, language ability, education, and connections to the province.