Saskatchewan PNP invites 279 immigration candidates in new draw

Author: Swift Connect |

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Saskatchewan invited 279 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, in a new draw held on April 8.

Invitations were given to candidates who may be eligible for a nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), specifically from the International Skilled Worker category.

Of those invited, 146 invitations went to candidates who may be eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category. 133 of the invitations were given to candidates who may be nominated through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

Regardless of the sub-category in which a candidate was invited through, all candidates needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70 to be invited. Candidates also were required to have an Educational Credential Assessment to demonstrate their foreign education was comparable to the Canadian standard.

Selected candidates needed to have work experience in one of the 58 in-demand occupations listed on the province website. Some of the occupations include social workers, educational counsellors, and medical laboratory technicians, among others.

The SINP’s Express Entry sub-category is an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), meaning it is linked to the federal Express Entry system. Candidates with Express Entry profiles must also create an EOI profile for Saskatchewan in order to be considered for an invitation to apply (ITA) for a provincial nomination.

The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a base PNP, which means it is open to immigration candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile. The sub-category is for highly skilled workers with work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan and who does not yet have a job offer in the province. To apply for the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, foreign nationals must create an EOI profile through the SINP’s online application system.