Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced the latest draw on 24 March to help skilled workers apply for a provincial nomination. The candidates got selected from the International Skilled Worker category. There were 418 applicants nominated in the recent draw, out of which 183 were chosen from the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, and another 235 were shortlisted from the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. Regardless of the stream of selection, the applicants required an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70 for selection. Apart from meeting the points score requirement, it is also imperative that the applicants had the Educational Credential Assessments done and meet the Canadian standard of education. The candidates also need adequate work experience in one of the 78 in-demand occupations. Some of the occupations in that list include medical laboratory technicians, social workers, and educational counsellors.
The Important Aspects of the Draw – 24 March 2021
• The selected applicants- 418
• SINP’s Express Entry sub-category applicants – 183
• Occupations In-Demand Applicants – 235
• Expression of Interest (EOI) score – 70
Prior to this, the last Saskatchewan PNP draw was conducted on 11th march for SINP’s Express Entry sub-category and Occupations In-Demand sub-category, and there were 248 applicants selected. The minimum score requirement in both these selection streams was set at 71 points. Thus, the score requirement is one point less than what it was in the last SINP draw.
Saskatchewan - Occupations In-Demand sub-category
The Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand sub-category helps select those skilled applicants for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), who do not have an Express Entry profile and do not yet have a job offer in the province. However, they have work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan. The applicants should have an EOI profile registering them in the SINP’s online application sys to be selected in the Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand sub-category team. The province selects those applicants who have the potential to excel, and for this, they are assessed in quantified terms through the Expression of interest system, and their credentials are evaluated as per the work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province. The EOI Scores are based out of 100 on the Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid, and the skilled workers with the highest scores are issued a provincial nomination. The EOI is valid for a year from the date of submission.
Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category
The Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is an enhanced PNP stream that is linked to the federal Express Entry system. There are three sub-categories in the Federal Express Entry system - Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Candidates should have an Express Entry Profile created, and then they can be considered for the provincial nomination. All those applicants who are selected from Provincial nomination through the enhanced PNP stream are entitled to 600 bonus points in the federal express entry score calculation, heightening their possibility of selection in the subsequent federal express entry draw.