Latest Saskatchewan draw release on 7th Jan 2021, inviting Candidates applying for provincial nomination for Canada PR.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.
Total numbers of invitations were out to immigration candidates who had working experience in selected occupations, express entry sub category invited 148 candidates, 237 invitations went to Occupations In-Demand candidates.
In this draw candidates from both sub categories needed to have submitted Expression of Interest(EOI) profile with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. Despite of the category, invited candidates required an EOI score of at least 71 in order to be invited. I told you this is provincial requirement not the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff. Invited candidates all had Educational Credential Assessments.
Saskatchewan changes to its points system at end of 2020, introduced new points system to give more EOI points to people who can speak English and French.
Express Entry sub-category
In this draw 148 Candidates invited who had profile in the Federal express entry pool.
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.
Express entry candidates who apply for Saskatchewan province, they are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Occupations In-Demand sub-category
Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open for the candidates who don’t have a Federal express entry profile. This program is for immigration candidates who have the work experience in the occupation that have labor shortage in Saskatchewan.
There were 237 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 71 in order to be chosen.