The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has begun; see application guidelines and requirements below.
Nigeria online news reports that the new Saskatchewan PNP lottery invited candidates from Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry and In-Demand Occupations. They sent a total of 551 invitations to immigration candidates who had work experience in certain occupations.
To be invited in this draw, candidates from both subcategories must have submitted Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with SINP. Unlike the previous draw, each category had a slightly different scoring requirement.
All 214 Express Entry candidates needed an EOI score of at least 78 to be invited. This is the provincial requirement, not the limit of the Comprehensive Classification System. The invited candidates had educational credential evaluations and work experience in one of the 56 occupations.
To see which occupations were invited, go to the government website.
The 337 candidates invited under the Occupations in Demand subcategory also required Educational Credential Assessments. A total of 75 occupations were included in this draw.
SINP uses the EOI system to select candidates who have the greatest potential to be successful in the regional job market. Candidates must demonstrate their commitment to building a life in Saskatchewan by showing their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.
The SINP uses these five factors to evaluate candidates and give them a score of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Evaluation Table. The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for a Saskatchewan provincial nomination.
Subcategory Fast Entry
In the latest round of invitations, Saskatchewan issued 214 invitations to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry group.
The federal Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s top economy class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
If candidates in the federal Express Entry pool also completed an EOI for Saskatchewan, and scored 78 on the SINP Point Evaluation Chart, they may have been invited in the last drawing.
Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan receive an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This award effectively guarantees that they will be invited to apply for permanent residency in a subsequent federal Express Entry drawing, as most invitation rounds invite candidates with scores above 470.
The same goes for any of Canada’s nominated provincial programs that are aligned with Express Entry.
Subcategory of occupations on demand
The Occupations In-Demand subcategory is open to immigration candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile. This program is for immigration candidates who have work experience in occupations that have a labor shortage in Saskatchewan.
There were 337 Occupations in Demand candidates invited to run for a provincial nomination and, like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 80 to be elected.