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Saskatchewan holds largest PNP draws of 2022


Alexandra Miekus - 11 July, 2022

Canada Visa News Saskatchewan Holds Largest Draw R
Canada Visa News Saskatchewan Holds Largest Draw R

Saskatchewan invited 682 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on July 6.

Invitations were issued through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to those eligible for a nomination through the International Skilled Worker Category.

The International Skilled Worker Category has two subcategories, namely the Express Entry subcategory and the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.

A total of 279 immigration candidates were invited through the Express Entry subcategory. Another 398 were invited through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.

Regardless of the subcategory, candidates were first required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile, and have a score of at least 73 points on a selection grid. In addition, candidates also needed to have work experience in one of 21 in-demand occupations. These occupations are listed on this government webpage.

In addition, five invitations were issued to candidates whose country of residence is Ukraine, as a direct response to the current crisis affecting the country. The invitations were issued through the Occupations In-Demand stream to candidates who scored a minimum of 61 points. 

What is the EOI system?

Saskatchewan uses the EOI system to select candidates who will most likely succeed in the province's labour market. 

If you're interested in immigrating to Saskatchewan, you must first create an EOI profile. Your profile will be assessed based on factors such as work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.

Connections to the province can include having a job offer or having a relative living in Saskatchewan.

Based on these factors, you'll be given a point score out of 110, according to the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

About the Saskatchewan Express Entry Subcategory

The Canadian federal government uses the Express Entry system to manage permanent residence applications through the three main economic class immigration programs:

Many provinces also have their own immigration streams that are aligned with the Express Entry system, the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is one of them. 

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from the province are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This practically guarantees that they will obtain an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand Subcategory

Candidates in this category do not need to have an Express Entry profile to be eligible.

To qualify under this sub-category, candidates must have a minimum of one year of work experience in a highly skilled occupation that is considered in demand in Saskatchewan. They must also have completed post-secondary education, training, or apprenticeship similar to those in Canada. In addition, they must score a minimum of 60 out of 110 points on the SINP point grid and demonstrate a Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) minimum score of 4.

To apply in this sub-category, candidates must submit an expression of interest (EOI). Upon successful submission of an EOI, candidates will be placed on the list of eligible candidates and may be invited to apply to SINP.

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