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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Holds Draw on 21 July 2021, Issues 280 Invitations

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Saskatchewan’s Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held a draw for eligible candidates from its International Skilled Worker category. 280 candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. 196 of those were from the Occupations In-Demand subcategory, and 84 were from the Express Entry subcategory. All candidates had the following in common:

  • All candidates completed Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Saskatchewan’s PNP and received a score of at least 77 on factors such as language aptitude and education
  • All candidates had completed Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their qualifications were comparable to Canadian qualifications
  • All candidates had work experience in one of 63 occupations deemed by the province to be in demand

The Occupations In-Demand subcategory is for skilled foreign nationals with experience in an in-demand occupation that have not yet received a job offer from an employer in Saskatchewan. They received a score out of 100 after completing their EOI on the province’s online portal. Candidates in this subcategory do not need a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry candidates must complete both an EOI for Saskatchewan and a federal Express Entry profile. They must indicate a willingness to settle in any province or indicate a preference for Saskatchewan in particular. The federal Express Entry system uses a scoring metric known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that issues a score based on information provided by the candidate. This is separate from the scoring system used by a province’s EOI. However, a candidate will have 600 points added to their CRS score if they receive a provincial nomination, which gives them a high enough score to be considered in a subsequent federal draw for permanent residency.

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