In the Saskatchewan PNP draw held on September 15, a total of 621 candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategories of International Skilled Worker category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP). To receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination under one of these categories, the candidates must first submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to the SINP. The candidates invited in the draw are also required to have work experience in one of the three tech occupations:
- Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
- Computer programming and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
- Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
SINP Expression of Interest:
The Expression of Interest system of selecting provincial nomination candidates allows SINP to assess the capacity of the candidates to succeed in the regional labour market. They are assessed on the basis of various eligibility factors such as education, work experience, language ability, and previous connections to the province, age etc. Based on these factors, each candidate is awarded a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for provincial nomination. In the September 15 draw, the candidates were required to score at least 68 score points on the points assessment grid in the September 15 draw.
Saskatchewan PNP Express Entry subcategory
In the latest Saskatchewan PNP draw, 455 candidates with their profiles in the Express Entry pool received invitations. If these candidates successfully apply for and obtain provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, they will have 600 Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. That would guarantee them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Saskatchewan PNP Occupations in Demand sub-category
In the September 15 draw, 166 Occupations In-Demand candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Those candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile may apply for provincial nomination under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
Even after Canada imposed border restrictions in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Provincial Nominee Programs continued to invite candidates. Provincial Nominee Programs are a viable pathway for even those candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile. Check your eligibility for Canada PNP immigration by filling our free online assessment form.