On July 8, Saskatchewan launched a new PNP draw, inviting 295 immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination.
Candidates who may be qualified for a nomination under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), specifically the International Skilled Worker category, were sent invitations.
99 people may be qualified for the SINP’s Express Entry subcategory, while 196 may be eligible for the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.
In order to be invited, candidates had to have an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 80, regardless of the stream. They also need Educational Credential Assessments to prove that their overseas education met Canadian standards. Work experience in one of the 62 in-demand occupations listed on the government’s website is also required.
About the In-Demand Occupations subcategory
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a base Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which means it is open to immigrants without an Express Entry profile.
This sub-category is for highly skilled employees with experience in a Saskatchewan-demanded occupation but have not yet been offered a position in the province.
Foreign people must build an EOI profile through the SINP’s online application system in order to apply for Canadian immigration through this sub-category.
The EOI system in Saskatchewan allows the province to choose immigrants who have the potential to prosper in the prairie province. Candidates will be judged on their capacity to settle in Saskatchewan based on their work experience, education, language skills, age, and ties to the province.
The International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid of the SINP is then used to assign them a score out of 100. The top-scoring individuals are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency in Canada.
Concerning the sub-category of Express Entry
Express Entry is an improved PNP, which means it is linked to the federal Express Entry system.
Express Entry is in charge of the candidate pool for three of Canada’s most popular economic immigration programmes: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
In order to be eligible for an invitation to submit for a provincial nomination, candidates with Express Entry profiles must additionally build EOI profiles for Saskatchewan.
Express Entry candidates who earn a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan will gain an additional 600 points toward their federal Comprehensive Ranking System score, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.