On 7 January, Saskatchewan held a new draw inviting immigration applicants to apply for a Canadian permanent residence provincial nomination.
A total of 385 invitations were sent to applicants for immigration who had work experience in select careers.
Regardless of the group, in order to be accepted, invited candidates had to have an EOI score of at least 71. This is not the Detailed Ranking System cutoff, but the provincial criterion. They all had Educational Certification Tests for invited applicants.
Candidates who had work experience in one of 79 professions were invited by Saskatchewan. Go to the government webpage to see which professions have been included.
The EOI method is used by the SINP to choose the candidates with the greatest potential for success in the regional labor market.
An invitation to qualify for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan is then given to the top-scoring candidates.
Saskatchewan implemented improvements to the points scheme at the end of 2020 to give people who can understand English and French more EOI points.
Sub-category for Express Entry
Saskatchewan distributed 148 invitations to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool in the current invitation round.
If candidates had filled out an EOI for Saskatchewan in the federal Express Entry pool and scored 71 on the Points Evaluation Grid of the SINP, they would have been invited to the latest draw.
Express Entry applicants who apply for and get a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan will be given an additional 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
For all Regional Nominee Facilities in Canada that are compliant with Express Entry, the same applies.
Occupations In-demand sub-category
For immigration applicants who do not have a federal Express Entry profile, the Occupations In-Demand sub-category is available. This initiative is for applicants for immigration who have job experience in occupations in Saskatchewan that have labor shortages.
237 Occupations In-Demand candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and in order to be picked, candidates required a provincial score of 71, equivalent to the Express Entry sub-category.