The Saskatchewan PNP draw held on October 31 invited 858 Express Entry and Occupation In-demand candidates to apply for provincial nomination.
Saskatchewan has conducted 11 draws in the past six weeks through the Express Entry subcategory and Occupations In-demand subcategory under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). None of these require a job offer in Saskatchewan or work experience in Canada.
The Express Entry sub-category of Saskatchewan PNP is aligned to the federal Express Entry program. Immigration candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile can apply through the Occupation In-demand sub-category of Saskatchewan PNP.
Since September 25, Saskatchewan PNP has conducted six draws through the Express Entry sub-category and five through Occupation In-demand subcategory. Over the course of these 11 draws, Saskatchewan issued a total of 4704 invitations to apply. All these draws were conducted after Saskatchewan adopted a new approach in terms of the occupations that it considered eligible for provincial nomination. Saskatchewan PNP replaced its limited In-demand Occupations List with an Excluded Occupations List as a result of which, the number of eligible occupations was increased from 19 to more than 200.
Both the Express Entry sub-category and Occupation In-demand sub-category require the candidate to have at least one year of work experience in any one of the eligible occupations of Saskatchewan. The occupation must also related to the candidate’s field of study.
The October 31 Saskatchewan PNP draw invited candidates with work experience in almost 58 occupations that included human resource professionals, information systems analysts, database analysts, data administrators, aircraft mechanics etc.
Saskatchewan PNP Expression of Interest system
For a candidate to be considered for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan under the Express Entry or Occupations In-demand subcategory, they must first submit an Expression of Interest to the Saskatchewan PNP. Each Expression of Interest profile is assessed on the basis of a number of eligibility factors and awarded a score out of 100. The highest scoring candidates are invited in the draws that are conducted regularly. The October 31 draw invited all candidates with a minimum score of 69.
The Express Entry candidates who successfully receive provincial nomination from Saskatchewan would obtain 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points that would guarantee them an invitation to apply for provincial nomination in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
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