Through yet another Canada PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) draw, Saskatchewan has invited 502 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR). The invitation round was conducted on July 29, 2020.
These candidates were invited by Saskatchewan PNP (Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program) from the Canada immigration category of International Skilled Worker through its 2 subcategories namely:
- Occupations in demand
- Express Entry
To be invited in this draw, all candidates had to their EOI (Expression of Interest) profiles submitted with the SINP. Candidates with the highest potential to live and thrive in the prairie province are selected using the EOI system. The candidates have to showcase their qualities. These include education, work experience, language skills, and connections in the province. Age is also a factor considered for selection.
By showcasing these qualities, they demonstrate that they are committed to building a life in the province.
With the factors above, SINP assesses the candidates and assign a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. Those with the highest scores get an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.
Candidates of the July 29 draw needed a minimum score of 70 points for both sub-categories.
254 invites out of the total invites sent went to candidates in federal Express Entry pool.
The federal Express Entry system is tasked with managing the candidate profiles and applications. These belong to main economic-class immigration programs of Canada namely:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
The candidates of the federal Express Entry pool could fill out an Expression of Interest for Saskatchewan also. If they did so and scored 70 points on the Points Assessment Grid of SINP, they have a chance to get an invitation in the latest draw.
If an Express Entry candidate get a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, that candidate will be given an extra 600 points on their original CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. This will in effect guarantee that the candidate will receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for PR in an upcoming federal Express Entry draw.
Out of the 502 candidates invited in the July 29 draw, 248 went to candidates from the Occupations in-demand sub-category. This sub-category is accessible to candidates without a federal Express Entry profile.
These candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Similar to the Express Entry sub-category, they had to have a minimum provincial score of 70 points to be eligible for selection.
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