Saskatchewan Sends Out Invitations to 248 PNP Applicants

The province of Saskatchewan issued 248 invitations to applicants on March 11. These candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination.

This latest draw took the total number of immigration candidates to 1,975 for Saskatchewan this year.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sent out invitations to candidates from the International Skilled Worker category. Out of 248 candidates, 72 may be eligible for SINP’s Express Entry sub-category. The remaining 176 will receive a nomination through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

Irrespective of the stream, invitees required an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of a minimum of 71 to receive the invitation. It is also essential for these candidates to have Educational Credential Assessments. This document will prove that their foreign education is equal to the Canadian standard.

Recipients of the invitation also require work experience to be eligible. This work experience may be in one of the 70 in-demand occupations that appear on the government webpage.

Some of these eligible occupations include:

  1. Social and community service workers
  2. Purchasing agents and officers
  3. Educational counselors

Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category

The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a base PNP. It means it is open to immigration candidates who fail to have a federal Express Entry profile.

This sub-category is meant for highly skilled workers who:

  • Have experience in one of the in-demand occupations in the province.
  • Do not have a job offer in the region.

If you wish to apply for Canadian immigration through this sub-category, you will require an EOI profile created through the SINP’s online system.

Saskatchewan’s EOI system allows the selection of immigration candidates with the potential to succeed in the province. Candidates will have to undergo an assessment to prove how well they can settle in Saskatchewan. This assessment will be factors like:

  1. Work experience
  2. Education
  3. Language ability
  4. Connections to the province
  5. Age

The score for the assessment will be out of 100. This score shall be according to the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.

Those who score the highest will receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination or Canadian permanent residence.

Express Entry Sub-Category

The Express Entry sub-category is an improved PNP. It means that it has links with the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry manages the applicants for three of Canada’s primary economic-class immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

Applicants with Express Entry profiles need to have EOI profiles for Saskatchewan. This will make them eligible for an invitation to apply for the provincial nomination.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, after applying, receive an additional 600 points. These points are towards their CRS score at the federal level.

With these additional points, it is sure that these candidates will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

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