452 INVITED IN NEW SASKATCHEWAN PNP DRAW

Nisha Uppal

Aug 05, 2021

The new Saskatchewan draw targeted candidates with work experience in one of 65 occupations.

Saskatchewan invited 452 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on August 5.
The invitations went 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, 171 may be eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry subcategory, and 281 through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

Regardless of the stream, invited candidates needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 73 in order to be invited. They also needed Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their foreign education was comparable to the Canadian standard. Plus, work experience in one of the 65 in-demand occupations listed on the government webpage.

Saskatchewan’s EOI system allows the province to select immigration candidates that have the potential to thrive in the prairie province. Candidates will be assessed on how their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province demonstrate their ability to settle in Saskatchewan.
The Express Entry sub-category is an enhanced PNP, meaning it is linked to the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three 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 in order to be considered for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System score at the federal level and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
source:cicnews

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