Saskatchewan invited 551 in new PNP draw
Saskatchewan held a new round of invitations on 19 November.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates for the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupation In-Demand. He sent a total of 551 invitations to immigration candidates.
To be invited to this draw, candidates from both sub-categories must submit Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with SINP.
214 invited Express Entry candidates with only 78 points could qualify for an invite. This is the provincial requirement, not the Comprehensive Ranking System cutoff. Invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments, and work experience in one of 56 occupations.
To see which occupations were invited, visit the official webpage.
The 337 candidates invited under the Occupations In-Demand subcategory also needed Educational Credential Assessments. A total of 75 occupations were included in this draw.
The SINP uses the EOI system to select the candidates that have the most potential to succeed in the regional labour market. Candidates need to demonstrate their commitment to building a life in Saskatchewan by showcasing their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.
The SINP uses these five factors to assess candidates and give them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.
Express entry sub-category
In the latest invitation round, Saskatchewan issued 214 invitations to candidates holding profiles in the Federal Express Entry pool.
The Federal Express Entry System manages Canada’s pool of candidates for three main economic-class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
If candidates in the Federal Express Entry pool had also filled an EOI for Saskatchewan and had scored 78 on the SINP’s points assessment grid, they could have been invited to the latest draw.
Express Entry candidates who receive provincial nominations from the Saskatchewan province and receive 600 additional points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The award effectively guarantees that they will be invited to apply for permanent residency at the subsequent Federal Express entry draw, as most invite rounds invite candidates with a score of 470.
The same goes for any of Canada’s provincial nominee programs aligned with Express Entry.
Occupations In-demand sub-category
The Occupation in-demand sub-category is open to immigration candidates who do not have a federal express entry profile.
There were 337 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 80 in order to be chosen.