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Bilingual candidates to be offered more points in Saskatchewan PNP.

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:

  1. 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,
  • Students.

3. The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

4. The Entrepreneur and Farm Category

Vyom Bhatt

Vyom Bhatt

An introverted millennial fueled by coffee and literature, keen on finding his way to the top by amassing every bit of knowledge this world has to offer.

Vyom is a BSC graduate from NUV. He has a good knowledge of the Canadian immigration system as he is a future Canadian immigration aspirant and is about to pursue a Master’s degree in Canada.

He is intrigued by novels and comics since he was a kid, has written several blogs on various topics, and loves to write in his free time.

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