The province of Saskatchewan has issued 280 invitations to candidates under the targeted 63 occupations.
Who received invitations?
Saskatchewan held the draw on July 21 and it issued invitations to candidates under the International Skilled Worker category. The province invited 84 Express Entry candidates and 196 Occupations In-Demand candidates.
In both subcategories, candidates needed a provincial score of 77 points. It was vital for invited candidates to have their Educational Credential Assessments so that their foreign degrees can be compared to the Canadian standard.
SINP: Occupations In-Demand
Immigration candidates do not need an Express Entry profile while applying through the Occupations In-Demand immigration category of the SINP.
Highly skilled workers with work experience in one of the eligible occupations can apply for a provincial nomination through this sub-category.
SINP: Express Entry
The Express Entry stream of the SINP is an enhanced PNP. This means that it is linked to the federal government’s Express Entry Immigration System. To apply under this category, candidates must be registered under one of the following three immigration programs:
Having an express entry profile is not enough, candidates must create Expression of Interest profiles under the SINP so that they can be considered for provincial nomination.
Candidates who get nominated by the province of Saskatchewan receive 600 additional points in their total CRS score. This allows them to secure the status of a permanent resident in the subsequent express entry draw.