In its largest PNP draw since the coronavirus pandemic caused Canada to impose travel restrictions in March, Saskatchewan invited total 502 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued invitations to candidates from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.
A total of 254 invitations went to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. Whereas the remaining 248 invites were issued to Occupations In-Demand candidates with work experience in one of the 43 occupations.
The minimum score required in July 29th draw was 70 for both sub-categories.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, or SINP, allows the province to nominate qualified foreign workers who have the potential to thrive in Saskatchewan to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
It is also one of the easiest Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to apply. While a minimum of one year of full-time work experience is essential to apply for both of its subcategories – Express Entry and Occupation in Demand, a job offer or work experience in Canada is not required to be eligible.
In order to apply for a provincial nomination through either of these streams, candidates need to first register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the SINP.
Eligible EOIs are then awarded a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid, which allot them points based on their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province. High-scoring candidates are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the SINP.
Express Entry candidates, who obtain a nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, receive additional 600 points toward their CRS scores, effectively increasing their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.
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