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Saskatchewan PNP Draw Issues Invitations to 255 Candidates

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On 15 June 2021, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) distributed 255 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. The candidates who received invitations were all from the International Skilled Worker category, specifically two subcategories: the Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategory (103 invitations), and the Occupations In-Demand subcategory (152 invitations). Saskatchewan has been averaging approximately one draw every two weeks which selects around 250 candidates.

The International Skilled Worker category is for candidates who have created an Expression of Interest (EOI) on the provincial government’s website. EOIs are assessed according to five factors:

  • Language Aptitude
  • Age
  • Education/Training
  • Skilled Work Experience
  • Connection(s) to Saskatchewan (can be through family, school, or work, or adaptability to the current provincial labour market)

Those that score at least 60 out of a possible 110 points on Saskatchewan’s points grid are added to a pool of applicants. In this latest draw, candidates had a minimum score of 82.

For the Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategory, candidates must have a valid and up-to-date profile in the federal Express Entry system. They must be eligible for one of the three federal economic immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker, or Federal Skilled Trades. As well, they need to have completed at least one year of post-secondary education which is roughly equivalent to the Canadian education system, and which has resulted in a degree, diploma, or a certificate. Among other criteria, candidates must also possess adequate funds to settle in the province and have scored at least a 60 out of 110 from their EOI.

The Occupations In-Demand subcategory is for candidates who have work experience in an occupation that has been deemed in demand by the provincial government. The list of 55 occupations is available on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website, and includes financial managers (NOC code 0111), human resources professionals (NOC code 1121), and industrial designers (NOC code 2252), among others. A job offer in the province is not required for this subcategory.

To request information about immigration to Saskatchewan, please click here.