The role of immigrants in supporting provincial economies in Canada is undeniable. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows provinces and territories to browse the Express Entry pool of candidates and select the ones who have the most potential to thrive in that particular economy.
The province of Saskatchewan organized a new round of invitations to apply for a provincial nomination on September 27. A total of 391 eligible candidates received invitations. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 152 candidates who might fulfill the eligibility requirements of the Express Entry subcategory. The Express Entry sub-category functions as an enhanced PNP and is directly associated with the federal Express Entry system.
The other 239 candidates invited in this draw might meet the eligibility criteria of the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. The Occupations In-Demand sub-category, on the other hand, works as a base Provincial Nominee Program and is accessible to immigration candidates without an Express Entry profile. It caters to highly skilled workers who have the necessary work experience in the in-demand occupations listed by the province but have been unable to secure a job offer as of yet.
Both sub-categories set the minimum score cutoff at 71 according to the Expression of Interest (EOI) ranking system of the province. The EOI system lets Saskatchewan narrow down the immigration candidates who show the maximum potential to be successful in the province.
Candidates needed to have experience in any of the 61 eligible occupations listed for the two categories. They also had to offer Educational Credential Assessments to show that their international education satisfied Canadian standards.