Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP)are very much happening in Canada immigration these days. Saskatchewan held a new draw on March 26, 2020. It invited 205 immigration candidates. They could now apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) specified that the candidates needn’t have a job offer to be selected. But they needed a work experience of one year in an eligible occupation. The job should be related to their field of study.
Like Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba have also held PNP draws recently. This was after immigration Canada announced its special measures owing to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020. These draws add up to the federal Express Entry draw conducted on March 18, 2020. That draw selected only provincial nominees.
Candidates were invited via Saskatchewan’s PNP draw under the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. They had Educational Credential Assessments. They either studied at a post-secondary institution in the province or had a close family member in Saskatchewan.
Among the 71 occupations to which candidate was selected in this round included:
- College instructors
- Corporate sales managers
- Medical laboratory technologists
The candidates also had to file an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile to the SINP.
Saskatchewan’s EOI system lets the province to select potential candidates from among immigrants. These candidates have the ability to thrive in the prairie province. Interested candidates have to create an EOI profile. They will be assessed on the basis of their
- Work experience
- Language skills
- Connections to the province
These features of eligibility demonstrate their capacity to settle in Saskatchewan.
The candidates are then given a score out of 100. SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid is what the score is based on.
The candidates who score high are then issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a provincial nomination. The nomination will grant them Canadian permanent residence.
The minimum score required in the latest draw was 75.
The total number of candidates invited this year so far by the SINP is:
|Occupations In-Demand candidates||1124|
|Saskatchewan Express Entry||845|
Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category is linked to the federal Express Entry system. The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates. These candidates belong to Canada’s most prominent economic-class immigration programs namely:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
Candidates having Express Entry profiles need to create EOI profiles intended for Saskatchewan also. It’s necessary to get considered for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan get 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This applies at the federal level. Thus, they are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
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