Prepared by Peter Seeder, Vinay Krishnan; Edited by Christopher Samuel on August 21, 2020

Saskatchewan PNP Draw | 533 Candidates Invited

The province of Saskatchewan held its largest PNP draw on August 14, 2020, the largest draw conducted by Saskatchewan since February 2020. Applicants from the International Skilled Worker category were invited through two subcategories:

Candidates from either subcategory were required to submit 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 the candidates most likely to thrive in the prairie province.

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 the candidates and gives them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The minimum score required in the August 14 draws was 69 for both subcategories.

Express Entry subcategory: Saskatchewan issued 286 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 69 on the SINP Points Assessment Grid, they may have been invited in the latest draw. An additional 600 points are added for the Comprehensive Ranking System score for candidates who submit and receive provincial 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. This ensures that they will be invited to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

Occupations In-Demand subcategory: This subcategory is open to candidates for immigration who do not have a federal Express Entry profile. There were 247 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Like the Express Entry subcategory, the applicants needed a provincial score of 69 in order to receive the invite from the province.


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