Saskatchewan PNP: 248 invitations to principal applicants
A total of 1,975 candidates have been invited so far this year.
Saskatchewan, in its latest draw on March 11, invited 248 PNP candidates from the International Skilled Worker category. This year, a total of 1,975 candidates have been invited so far.
However, out of those 248 selected candidates, 72 applicants may be eligible for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry category. And the remaining 176 applicants may be considered under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
The candidates who scored at least 71 in an Expression of Interest (EOI) received their invitation on March 11 2021. Apart from this, they had their Educational Credential Assessment done by approved authorities to prove their education was equivalent to the Canadian standard.
The selected candidates also had some experience in one of the In-Demand Occupations listed on the official government website. Some of the eligible occupations mentioned in the list are:
Financial auditors and accountants
Purchasing agents and officers
Public administration managers
Educational counsellors and
Social and community service workers
What is the Occupations In-Demand sub-category?
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that offers an immigration pathway to candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile. This sub-category considers highly skilled professionals who have experience in an In-Demand Occupation in Saskatchewan.
To be eligible for this sub-category, immigration applicants need to create their EOI profile through the SINP's online application system. The Saskatchewan EOI system helps the province pick immigration applicants who are likely to succeed in the prairie province.
Candidates are assessed based on several criteria. Such as education, work experience, language ability, age and supporting evidence of their capacity to integrate into Saskatchewan. Eligible candidates are then awarded a score out of 100 based on the SINP's International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.
The Express Entry sub-category is an enhanced PNP. It is a part of the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry candidates applying under the SINP stream must also create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan to be eligible for consideration for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.
Express Entry applicants applying for and receiving provincial nominations from the Province of Saskatchewan receive an additional 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System score at the federal level and are essentially assured an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.