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Saskatchewan’s 22 April 2021 PNP Draw Issues 269 Invitations

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On 22 April 2021, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held a draw which issued 269 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. All candidates receiving invitations were from the International Skilled Worker category. 130 of the candidates were from the Express Entry subcategory and 139 of the candidates were from the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. All 269 candidates had work experience in one of 61 occupations considered in-demand by the Government of Saskatchewan, including legal administrative assistants (NOC code 1242), medical laboratory technologists (NOC code 3211), and health policy consultants (NOC code 4165), among others. All candidates had also completed an Educational Credential Assessment, which ensures that each candidate’s education is comparable to Canadian educational standards.

The Occupations In-Demand subcategory is for candidates who have experience in one of the in-demand professions but do not necessarily have a job offer in Saskatchewan. For this subcategory, candidates must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile in the SINP online system. All candidates with EOI profiles provide information such as their age, education, work experience, and language proficiency. Connections to Saskatchewan, such as through friends or family, are also taken into account. These criteria are each awarded points, for a total score out of a possible 100 from a points assessment grid unique to the province. The minimum score in this recent draw was 70 in both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategories.

The Express Entry subcategory is linked with the federal Express Entry program. All candidates in this subcategory had up-to-date profiles in the federal system. Express Entry subcategory candidates must also create EOIs for Saskatchewan and receive a score out of a possible 100 under the points assessment grid. Express Entry subcategory candidates who receive an invitation for a provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 points on their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) in their federal Express Entry profile, which almost certainly guarantees them an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

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