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Saskatchewan And Manitoba PNP Draw Updates

Saskatchewan PNP invites 533 candidates

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held its latest invitation round on August 14. Candidates were invited from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand. The number of invitations fell short of being the biggest draw of the year, which was 646 invitations on February 13. However, it is the biggest draw since February 27, which issued 576 invitations, and therefore the biggest draw since the coronavirus lockdown in March. 

Candidates need to demonstrate their commitment to building a life in Saskatchewan by showcasing five factors - work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.

In the latest invitation round, Saskatchewan issued 286 invitations to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. The minimum score required in the August 14 draws was 69 for both sub-categories.

The federal Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

There were 247 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 69 in order to be chosen.

Know more about SINP.

Manitoba issues 253 invitations to PNP candidates

Manitoba held its largest draw of the year, inviting 253 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on August 13.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited skilled workers and international student graduates through three immigration streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were distributed as follows:

Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 197
Skilled Workers Overseas: 33
International Education Stream: 23

People who want to immigrate through Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) need to register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.

Here are the EOI score cutoffs for the August 13 draw:

Skilled workers in Manitoba: 485
Skilled Workers Overseas: 672

People who are overseas need to have an established connection to Manitoba. This can be demonstrated through close family ties or friends in the province, previous experience in Manitoba, or an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.

Among the LAAs issued in the August 13 draw, nine went to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

Those who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The province has issued 3,086 LAAs to immigration candidates in these categories so far in 2020. This was Manitoba’s 96th draw since the program began in April 2014.

Know more about MPNP.

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