Saskatchewan-OID Vs Express Entry Stream- Which One to Choose to get Canada PR Nomination?

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Saskatchewan is one of the best provinces in Canada to live, work and settle permanently with family. The immigration rate of Saskatchewan in the last few years is witness to its status as the key destination for new immigrants.

Apart from the available opportunities and infrastructure the easing going PNP process of Saskatchewan also attract the skilled and talented immigrants to apply in SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) for provincial nomination.

Saskatchewan Immigrant nominee program (SINP)

The Saskatchewan Immigrant nominee program (SINP)is the popular PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) is the key PNP of Canada that nominates the skilled and talented people from overseas for Canadian permanent residency. It has two main subcategories, i.e.

  • Occupation In-Demand Subcategory
  • Express Entry subcategory

The province of Saskatchewan has introduced the EOI (Expression of Interest) system to apply in both these streams in August 2018, replacing the old first come, first served system.

What is the EOI System?

As per the new EOI system, the applicants interested in applying for OID or Express Entry streams of SINP needs to submit EOI (Expression of Interest) profile in the online system of the province. The province will evaluate all submitted profiles and issue the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination to the most suitable ones. The applicants submit application and documentation for the nomination and subsequently, the province issue the nomination certificate to the selected applicants.

However, the big time question is, which subcategory, one should apply to get a provincial nomination and subsequently the permanent residency in Canada.

  • Occupation in Demand Subcategory

This particular stream of SINP has been designed for the applicants who have skills and experience matching any of the occupations listed in SINP in Demand Occupation List and also meet the other basic requirement of the OID subcategory. The applicants who get the provincial nomination through OID stream, become eligible to apply for permanent residency directly to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

  • Express Entry Subcategory

To apply in this stream, the applicant needs to have an account registered in Federal Express Entry System. Also, the applicant needs to have an occupation listed in SINP occupation list and meet the other basic criteria of the stream as well.

The applicants who apply and get the nomination through this stream, become eligible to get 600 additional CRS points in federal express entry system. Such a huge addition of points makes the applicant eligible to get Canada PR invitation from IRCC.

Express Entry vs OID- Which one is best?

Well, both the PNP subcategories have their own advantages. The EE stream allocates you additional 600 CRS points, which is a huge boost if your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) in the express entry is low. On the other hand, the Occupation in Demand makes you eligible to directly apply Canada PR to IRCC.

However, one key advantage the applicants have with OID stream is that Occupation in Demand stream demands only limited level of Language proficiency (CLB 4) (English or French) from the applicants, whereas, the EE stream demand CLB 7 level of language proficiency. Also no need to create express entry account if applying for OID stream of SINP.

How Visas Avenue can help you apply Canada PR via SINP?

All set to apply and get the provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency through Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) this year? You may contact the highly experienced Canadian immigration experts at Visas Avenue to prepare your immigration file for the most appropriate stream or subcategory of SINP. Visas Avenue is a top and accredited Canadian Visa Consultancy firm in India.

To start the process now, you may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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