Canada will leave no stone unturned to make 2021 a successful year for immigration. IRCC began the year with two consecutive Express Entry draws. The Canadian provinces have also started hosting their regular PNP draws. The goal is to invite more people this year since the COVID-19 vaccination drive has already begun in Canada.
On January 7, Saskatchewan held a new draw to invite eligible immigration candidates who are interested in applying for a provincial nomination. Being provincially nominated will definitely give the candidates an upper hand when it comes to securing permanent residence in Canada.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) targeted candidates belonging to the International Skilled Worker category. SINP issued invitations to 385 eligible candidates who have professional experience in any of the occupations selected by the province. Two specific sub-categories were targeted, Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry.
Requirements for candidates
All candidates, irrespective of the sub-category they belong to, must have registered their Expressions of Interest profiles under the SINP. The candidates who managed to get invitations required a minimum EOI score of 71. They also had to secure Educational Credential Assessments in order to qualify. 148 candidates received invitations via the Express Entry sub-category. Another 237 people secured invitations under the Occupations In-Demand category.
Saskatchewan focused on candidates working in 79 selected professions. The applicants are given a score out of 100 based on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.
The EOI system is used to narrow down the candidates best suited to succeed in the provincial market. In order to succeed, candidates will have to prove that they are dedicated to making a life in Saskatchewan.