Saskatchewan conducted its latest draw on May 28, 2020, inviting 252 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR immigration.
The invites we sent by the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The chosen candidates were from the International Skilled Worker category. They were selected through 2 sub-categories namely:
- Occupations in-demand
- Express Entry
This Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw was aligned with Express Entry. It was first of such from Saskatchewan since Canada imposed border restrictions owing to COVID-19.
To be eligible for an invitation in the draw, candidates from both sub-categories had to have submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with the SINP.
Using the EOI system, the SINP selects the candidates with the highest potential to thrive in the prairie province.
Candidates demonstrate their commitment to building a life in Saskatchewan by showcasing their:
- Work experience
- Language ability
- Connections to the province
Based on these factors the candidates are given a score out of 100 on the international Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. Those who get the highest scores will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan.
The May 28 draw stipulated a minimum score of 78 for both sub-categories.
Out of the total 252 invitations, 127 went to candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.
Such Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination from the Saskatchewan province will have 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This gets them to be invited to apply for permanent residence in an upcoming federal Express Entry draw.
The remaining 125 of 252 invitations sent went to candidates in the Occupations In-demand sub-category. This sub-category applies to those candidates without a profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
These candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. A provincial score of 78 was needed for them to get chosen for the invite.
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