Saskatchewan PNP issues 269 ITAS to immigration candidates
Saskatchewan invited 269 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on April 22.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) targeted 61 occupations in this draw. The SINP invited candidates who may be eligible for the International Skilled Worker category.
A total of 139 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates from the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. 130 ITAs were given to Express Entry candidates.
All invited candidates needed to have an Educational Credential Assessment to demonstrate their foreign education is comparable to the Canadian standard. Additionally, all selected candidates needed to have an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70.
Candidates needed to have valid work experience in one of the 61 in-demand occupations listed on the Saskatchewan government website. Some of the occupations include Medical Administrative Assistants, Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers, and Purchasing Agent and Officers.
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a base Provincial Nominee Program (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 experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan and who do not yet have a job offer.
The Express Entry sub-category is an enhances PNP, meaning it is linked to the federal Express Entry system.
Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three (3) of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Candidates with Express Entry profiles must also create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan to be considered for an ITA for a provincial nomination.