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Saskatchewan PNP Issues 259 Invitations in Draw Held on 6 May


259 candidates were given an invitation for a provincial nomination in a 6 May 2021 draw in Saskatchewan. The candidates were from the International Skilled Worker category in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Of the 259 candidates, 136 may be eligible for the Express Entry subcategory, and 123 may be eligible through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.

Each nominee met the following criteria:

  • They had a score of 70 or higher as assessed through their Expression of Interest (EOI). The creation of an EOI involves providing data such as work experience, education, and language aptitude, among other information. All of the criteria are then ranked and tallied, and the highest scores have a good chance of being chosen in a subsequent SINP draw.
  • They had received Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs). ECAs are documents that verify the equivalence of foreign degrees, diplomas, or other certifications to those awarded in Canada. ECAs are required by any candidate wanting to be considered for immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC).
  • They had work experience in one of the 63 in-demand occupations listed on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website. Among these are welders and related machine operators (NOC 7237), managers in social, community and correctional services (NOC 0423), and construction managers (0711).

The Occupations In-Demand subcategory is for skilled foreign workers who may not yet have a job offer but have experience in a profession that is in demand in the province. It is a base Provincial Nomination Program (PNP), which means it is open to candidates who do not have a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

The Express Entry subcategory is for candidates with a valid, up-to-date profile in the federal Express Entry system. It is an enhanced Provincial Nomination Program (PNP), which means it is linked with the federal Express Entry system. The federal system manages three of Canada’s immigration pathways for skilled workers: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

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