18 Apr Saskatchewan issued 324 new invitations
Saskatchewan issued 324 new invitations
On April 17, 2019, Saskatchewan has invited 324 candidates in its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). In the Express Entry category, SINP issued 114 invitations to apply. In the Occupations In-Demand category, SINP invited 210 candidates. The lowest score in both categories was 60. SINP noted that in this round the province invited candidates with the following occupations: Land Surveyors, Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology, Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners, Appliance servicers and repairers. In total, since the beginning of 2019, 1300 candidates received invitations to apply for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.
Express Entry Draw #115
On April 17, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry invitation round. In round #115, IRCC again issued 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 451 as was for the previous round. The tie-breaking rule for this round is April 2, 2019, at 15:01:49 UTC. As of April 12, 2019, there are 103,840 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 27,900 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.
Saskatchewan has updated the data on application intake thresholds
Saskatchewan has updated the information regarding the intake thresholds in various streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). All data is accurate as of April 1, 2019. In the category of International Skilled Workers, 3,615 applications (with an Employment Offer) are currently being accepted. The maximum number of applications in this category is 4000. In the Saskatchewan Experience category, in the stream for Existing Work Permits & Health Professionals, the number of remaining applications that will be accepted by the SINP in 2019 is 1,145 of the total 1200; in the stream for Students the number of remaining applications that will be accepted by the SINP in 2019 is 1,190 of the total 1300; in the stream for Hospitality Workers the number of remaining applications is 195 of the total 200; in the stream for Long Haul Truck Drivers the number of remaining applications is 50 of the total 49. Finally, in the category of Entrepreneurs and Farmers, the number of remaining applications that will be accepted by the SINP in 2019 is 46 of the total 50.
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Immigrant families are wealthier than local families
In 1999, less than one-third of recently immigrated families owned their own home. By 2016, homeownership rates for those families had caught up to those of native-born Canadians. Immigrants’ preference for housing as an investment may also be a factor in their willingness to borrow, too. Established immigrant families had a debt to income ratio of 2.17 in 2016, compared with 1.32 for Canadian-born families. The average wealth of immigrant families whose major income earner was aged 45 to 64 and landed in Canada at least 20 years earlier — grew from $625,000 in 1999 to $1.06 million in 2016, an increase of $435,000, or more than 69%. Jelena Zikic, an associate professor at York University’s school of human resource management who studies skilled immigrants, says immigrant families have a mindset of being safe and secure. Most immigrants want their children to be better off, and they fear to lose their ground in a new place, so they see tangible investments as a way to protect themselves.
Saskatchewan revised again the In-Demand Occupations List
Following the invitation of 324 candidates whose primary occupation was one of the four in-demand NOCs, Saskatchewan has removed Land Surveyors, Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology, Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners, Appliance servicers and repairers from the current list of In-Demand Occupations. The revised list contains 20 occupations, including Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers. The province’s website states that these occupations are forecasted to be in-demand in Saskatchewan over the next five years.
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