On November 25, it was announced that immigration candidates who are proficient in both English and French will be awarded more points in Saskatchewan PNP.
Bilingual candidates will be awarded an additional 10 points under the International Skilled Worker – Express Entry program based on their proficiency in their second language.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) points system:
SINP candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile which mentions their skills and qualifications. EOI profile must be submitted through the province’s online application system, OASIS. The EOI submission is a screening process that determines candidates’ eligibility to apply.
EOI profiles are assessed based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency and their connection to the province. Candidates are given a point score based on these factors. Minimum required points a candidate must score to enter the EOI pool is 60 points out of total 110.
23 points are given for a candidate’s education and academic qualifications, 15 points are given for a candidate’s work experience, 30 points are given for candidate’s language proficiency, 12 points are given for their age, and 30 points are given depending on their connection to the province. Connection to the province can include having a job offer or a close relative living in Saskatchewan.
SINP’s programs are divided into four categories:
- The International Skilled Worker Category
Under this category, there are three subcategories.
- International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer
- International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand
- International Skilled Worker – Express Entry
2. The Saskatchewan Experience Category
Under this category, there are five subcategories.
- Existing Work Permit,
- Health Professionals,
- Hospitality Sector Project,
- Long Haul Truck Driver Project,
3. The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
4. The Entrepreneur and Farm Category