Home » Saskatchewan PNP Invites 299 Express Entry Candidates

Saskatchewan immigration department held a new draw on February 25, inviting 299 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 299 Express Entry candidates from the International Skilled Workers category. Only immigration candidates who are eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry subcategory were invited to this Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw.

Candidates needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least Seventy (70) in order to be invited. They are also required to have work experience in one of the Seventy (70) in-demand occupations listed on the government website.

Invited candidates had work experience in at least one of Seventy (70) in-demand occupations. Some of the eligible occupations include retail and wholesale buyers, medical administrative assistants, and geological engineers among others.

The SINP uses the EOI system to nominate the candidates that have the most potential to thrive in the regional labor market. Candidates need to show their commitment to settling in Saskatchewan province by showcasing their work experience, language ability, education, age, and connections to the province.

Saskatchewan gives Express Entry candidates a score out of 100 according to the International Skilled Workers Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then granted an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan province.

As of November 2020, Saskatchewan started giving more Expression of Interest points to people who can speak both English and French.

Express Entry sub-category

In this new invitation round, Saskatchewan only sent out invitations to candidates who had valid profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.

The federal Express Entry system processes and manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s major economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trade Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

If candidates in the federal Express Entry pool also completed an EOI form for Saskatchewan, and they scored Seventy (70) on the SINP’s Points Assessment Grid they may have been invited in this new draw.

Express Entry candidates who apply for and get a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan province are awarded an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (C RS) score.

This award practically assures that they will be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in an upcoming federal Express Entry draw. The same applies to any one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs that are linked with Express Entry.

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