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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Holds Draw on 23 September 2021, Issues 391 Invitations

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In its latest draw held on 23 September 2021, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) gave out 391 invitations to immigration candidates to seek a provincial nomination. 152 candidates were from the Express Entry category, while 239 candidates were from the Occupations in Demand category. The minimum score required for the draw in both categories was 71.

Interested candidates were required to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI), which asks candidates to provide information such as their work experience and language aptitude. This information is then given points according to the province’s scoring system, and the minimum final score can be different for each draw.

Candidates needed to have experience in one of 61 selected occupations, a larger number than in previous draws. Candidates were also required to have an Education Credential Assessment, which is evidence that their education is equivalent to a similar Canadian education.

The Occupations in Demand category is for candidates who do not necessarily have a full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer but possess skills and work experience that are considered in demand by the province. Express Entry candidates need to have a profile in the federal Express Entry system (which manages the applications for the three high-skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class). Candidates chosen by the SINP from the federal pool were those who expressed an interest in settling in Saskatchewan specifically or in any Canadian province.

According to information from Statistics Canada, between July and August 2021 Saskatchewan led Canada in employment increases and currently has an unemployment rate below the national average.

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