Prepared by Veronica Laurent, Abhilash Varghese; Edited by Peter Seeder on December 4, 2020

Saskatchewan hosted another round of invitation on December 1, 2020 allowing 564 immigration applicants to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada. Applicants from the International Skilled Worker category were invited through two subcategories:

Candidates from either subcategory were required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the province.

The SINP uses the EOI system to select those candidates who are more likely to thrive in the prairie province. Candidates needed an EOI score of at least 74 in order to be invited. A total of 138 Candidates were invited through the Express Entry sub-category, and 426 invitations were issued through the Occupations In-Demand category.

The candidates should demonstrate their commitment to building a future in Saskatchewan by showcasing their work experience, education, language abilities, age, and provincial ties.

Using these five criteria, the SINP evaluates candidates, and, give them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.

The highest-ranked candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Invited candidates also needed work experience in one of the 86 occupations which were listed under Occupations In-Demand category. In order to obtain Provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, applicants must have at least one year of experience in an eligible skilled occupation related to their field of study.

Express Entry subcategory: Saskatchewan issued 138 invitations to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. The Federal Express Entry scheme handles the selection of applicants for three of Canada’s largest economic-class immigration programs:

If applicants in the federal Express Entry pool also filed an EOI for Saskatchewan and scored 74 on the SINP Points Assessment Grid, they may have been invited in the latest draw. An additional 600 points are added to the Comprehensive Ranking System points grid of those candidates who submitted and received a nominations from the province of Saskatchewan.

This award effectively guarantees that they will be invited in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw to apply for permanent residence.

Occupations In-Demand subcategory: This subcategory is open to candidates for immigration who do not have a federal Express Entry profile. There were 426 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Like the Express Entry subcategory, the applicants needed a provincial score of 74 in order to receive the invite from the province. The Government of Canada has a processing standard of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.

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