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299 Express Entry Candidates Invited by Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program on 25 February 2021

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On 25 February 2021, Saskatchewan’s Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 299 Express Entry candidates to apply for a nomination by the province for permanent residence in Canada. All 299 candidates were from the International Skilled Worker category, had met Express Entry eligibility, and had an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70 out of a possible 100. In addition, candidates needed to have work experience in an occupation that required more workers in the province. Specific in-demand occupations include architecture and science managers, construction managers, and automotive service technicians, among others.

Saskatchewan’s EOI system scores candidates using a Points Assessment Grid, based on criteria such as age, education, work experience, and language ability. (Since November 2020, more EOI points have been given to individuals who are able to speak both English and French.) Higher scores communicate that candidates are more likely to succeed in the labour market and settle in Saskatchewan.

This latest draw was from a pool of candidates in the federal Express Entry program who had also completed an EOI for Saskatchewan and scored above 70 points in the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid. This means those selected will receive an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, virtually guaranteeing that in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw they will be invited to apply for permanent residence.

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