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Saskatchewan Announces First PNP Draw Since March 26, Invites 252 Candidates

Saskatchewan’s latest draw on May 28 rolled out invitations for 252 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited the 252 candidates from the International Skilled Worker class through two subcategories: Express Entry subcategory, and Occupations In-Demand subcategory.

This is the first Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw out of Saskatchewan province since Canada shut its borders to non-essential travels. The last draw conducted on March 26 was only for Occupations In-Demand sub-category candidates.

In order to be invited in this draw, PNP candidates from both sub-categories are required to have lodged Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with the Saskatchewan immigration authorities.

The SINP uses the Expression of Interest system to nominate the candidates that have the most potential to thrive in the province. Candidates need to show their commitment to building a life or settling in Saskatchewan by displaying their work experience, educational qualifications, language ability, age, and ties to the province.

The SINP uses these five factors to examine candidates and awards them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Workers Points Assessment Grid.

The highest-scoring applicants are then granted an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.

The minimum score required in the May 28 draws was seventy-eight (78) for both sub-categories.

Express Entry Sub-category

In the latest invitation round, Saskatchewan rolled out 127 invitations to applicants who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category is connected to the federal Express Entry system, which manages and regulates the pool of applicants for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

If applicants in the federal Express Entry pool also filled out an EOI for Saskatchewan, and they scored Seventy-eight (78) on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid they may have been nominated in the latest draw.

Express Entry applicants who apply for and got a provincial nomination from the Saskatchewan province are awarded an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, and are effectively assured an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Occupations In-Demand Sub-category

The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to immigration applicants who don’t have federal Express Entry profiles.

There were 125 Occupations In-Demand applicants invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates required a provincial score of Seventy-eight (78) in order to be chosen.

Saskatchewan invites 646 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. To see the complete list of forty-four (44) occupations included in this draw, consult the webpage here.