Saskatchewan And Alberta PNP Draw Updates
SINP draw invites 252 candidates
Saskatchewan’s latest draw on May 28 issued invitations for 252 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. SINP invited candidates from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.
This is the first Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program PNP draw out of Saskatchewan since Canada closed its borders to non-essential travel. The previous draw on March 26 2020 was only for Occupations In-Demand candidates.
The SINP uses the EOI system to select the candidates that have the most potential to thrive in the prairie province. Candidates need to demonstrate their commitment to building a life in Saskatchewan by showcasing their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province. The SINP uses these five factors to assess candidates and give them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.
In the latest invitation round, Saskatchewan issued 127 invitations to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to immigration candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile. There were 125 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 78 in order to be chosen.