In the Saskatchewan PNP draw held on August 18, the province invited 668 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. Among those invited, 242 belonged to the Occupations-In-Demand stream and 416 belonged to the Express Entry stream of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The minimum points required for candidates in both the streams was 67. The draw targeted candidates with work experience occupations under 18 targeted National Occupational Classification codes. The targeted NOC codes include: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3217, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7305 and 8252.
Saskatchewan Expression of Interest system
In order to receive an invitation under Express Entry or Occupations-In-Demand sub-category, a candidate must submit an Expression of Interest to the Saskatchewan PNP or SINP. Eligible candidates will be entered the SINP EOI pool. Selected candidates will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination in the SINP draws and those who have received the invitations may apply for provincial nomination within 60 days.
Saskatchewan Occupations-In-Demand Sub-Category
To be eligible to receive an invitation under this sub-category, a candidate must have scored at least 60 points on the points assessment grid. Minimum language proficiency is Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. At least one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship compared to the Canadian education system is required. The candidate must have earned a degree, diploma or certificate. Foreign educational credentials must be subjected to Educational Credential Assessment. They must also demonstrate required level of Canadian work experience, sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan.
Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category
To be eligible to receive an invitation under this sub-category, candidates must have an active Express Entry profile and job seeker validation code. They must have scored at least 60 points on the Saskatchewan PNP or SINP points assessment grid. They must also have required level of language proficiency. They must also have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system. If they have obtained their degree, diploma or certificate from outside Canada, they must have an Educational Credential Assessment done. They must have required level of work experience and obtained professional license to operate in Canada, if necessary. They must also have proof of settlement fund and a settlement plan.