Saskatchewan invited 295 candidates in the recent PNP draw


On July 8th, Saskatchewan held a new draw and invited 295 immigration applicants to apply for a provincial nomination. The recent Saskatchewan draw focused on applicants of EE (Express Entry) and Occupations In-Demand with work experience in any of the 62 occupations. 

The invitations are given to those who may be entitled to a nomination from the SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program), particularly from the category of International Skilled Worker. From those invited candidates, 99 may be qualified for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s Express Entry sub-category, and 196 through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

Irrespective of the stream, invited applicants required an EOI (Expression of Interest) score of a minimum of 80 to be invited. Also, they required Educational Credential Assessments (ECA) to show their foreign education was equivalent to the Canadian standard. In addition, work experience in any 62 in-demand occupations registered on the government website.

About the Occupations In-Demand subcategory

The Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) International Skilled Worker category targets skilled workers in principal occupations.

This sub-category is for greatly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job provided in the province.

To apply for Canadian immigration through this sub-category, foreign citizens are required to create an EOI (Expression of Interest) profile through the SINP’s online application system.

Saskatchewan’s Expression of Interest system enables the province to choose the immigration applicants that can thrive in the prairie province. Applicants will be evaluated on how their education, language ability, work experience, age, and connections to the province show their potential to settle in Saskatchewan.

After this, they are assigned points out of 100, based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The candidates having the highest points are given an invitation through which they can apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. 

About the Express Entry sub-category

The Express Entry sub-category can be considered an advanced PNP, as it is connected to the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry controls the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Candidates who have Express Entry profiles must also create EOI (Expression of Interest) profiles for Saskatchewan to be eligible for an invitation to apply for provincial nomination.

Express Entry candidates who achieve a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are given an additional 600 points to contribute towards their Comprehensive Ranking System score at the federal level. Above all, they are most likely guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

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