Saskatchewan PNP issues 541 invites to candidates in recent draw
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued 541 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates in a draw held on February 11, 2021. The draw issued ITAs to candidates in the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand immigration sub-categories for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
A total of 344 of those candidates were invited through the Express Entry sub-category, and the remaining 197 invitations were issued to candidates in the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
Invited candidates needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 72 under the SINP EOI points grid. Candidates also had Educational Credential Assessments. The EOI score is based on factors such as age, work experience, education, proficiency in English and/or French, and connections to Saskatchewan.
The SINP allows Saskatchewan to nominate immigration candidates with skills required in their labour market. Candidates who received ITAs were required to have work experience in one of 89 eligible occupations.
The Express Entry sub-category is an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which means that it is linked to the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry candidates are managed into three main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. To apply, candidates must create an EOI profile for Saskatchewan to be considered for an ITA provincial nomination.
The Occupations In-Demand subcategory is a base PNP, which means that it is open to immigration candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile. The sub-category is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not have a job offer in the province. To apply, foreign workers must create an EOI profile through the SINP online application system.