Mohanad Moetaz - 11 September, 2021
Saskatchewan invited 528 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for permanent residence during a draw held a draw on September 8.
Candidates were invited through one of two immigration programs. These two programs are subcategories under the International Skilled Worker category: the Express Entry subcategory and the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.
The Saskatchewan PNP is officially called Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Those invited must have first submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile, and score at least 66 EOI points.
In this draw, only 16 occupations were eligible. These occupations are listed on this government webpage.
In addition, candidates must have obtained an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to show that their foreign degree or diploma is similar to a Canadian one.
Many provinces including Saskatchewan use the EOI system to choose immigration candidates who will address labour market needs.
The first step if you want to immigrate to Saskatchewan, is to create an EOI profile.
You will be prompted to provide personal information, and based on your answers, you will be given a point score.
This score will be based on factors such as your work experience, education, language proficiency, age as well as your connections to Saskatchewan.
Connections to the province include having a job offer, or having a relative living in Saskatchewan.
The point score you are given is out of 100. It is according to the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The province invites the highest scoring candidates to apply for a provincial nomination during SINP draws.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada's immigration department, uses the Express Entry system to manage permanent residence applications through the three main economic class immigration programs:
In addition, many provinces including Saskatchewan, have immigration programs aligned with Express Entry. Such programs are called "enhanced" programs.
The Express Entry sub-category under the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category is an example of an enhanced programs.
In the latest draw, candidates who are in the Express Entry pool, who completed an EOI, and scored at least 66 on Saskatchewan's Points Assessment Grid, were invited in the latest draw.
This means that they will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Candidates do not need to have an Express Entry profile to be eligible to immigrate to Saskatchewan through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
This sub-category is for those with work experience in an occupation that is considered in-demand in Saskatchewan.
You do not need to have a job offer to be eligible through this sub-category. However, you are required to create an EOI profile through Saskatchewan's online application system.
Candidates who submit an EOI, meet the minimum requirements and have scored at least 66 on the Points Assessment Grid, were invited in this draw.