Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program Invites 104 Candidates in First Draw of 2022


Provincial Nominee Program run by Saskatchewan held a new nomination draw on January 12. In its first draw of 2022, the province invited 104 eligible candidates to apply for provincial nominations. They are required to apply for Canada immigration under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) through two of its immigration streams: the ‘enhanced’ Express Entry & ‘base’ Occupations In-Demand Saskatchewan PNP streams. 

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‘Enhanced’ Express Entry Stream: Out of the total 104 invitations, 37 invitations went to candidates who already had their profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. 

The federal Express Entry pool is a database of interested applicants willing to obtain permanent residence in Canada. Apart from federal economic-class immigration programs, certain streams under the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) can also select candidates from this pool. 

Upon a successful provincial nomination, the Express Entry applicant’s CRS score gets an additional 600 points which effectively guarantees an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. 

The ‘Base’ Occupations In-Demand Stream: Remaining 67 invitations went to candidates who have specific work skills that are in demand in Saskatchewan. Those candidates who barely qualify to register a federal Express Entry profile may be nominated under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. 

January 12 Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program Draw: Highlights

An Overview of SINP Draws- January 12, 2022
Category  Minimum EOI score  Total candidates invited
Occupations In-Demand EOI 68 67
Express Entry  EOI 68 37
Express Entry & Occupations In-Demand candidates invited had Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their foreign education was comparable to the Canadian standard.

This Provincial Nominee Program draw targeted eligible candidates with work experience in one of six healthcare-related occupations: 

  • Medical laboratory technologists, 
  • Paramedical occupations, 
  • Psychologists, 
  • Medical sonographers, 
  • Occupational therapists, and 
  • Medical radiation technologists.

Qualify for Upcoming Saskatchewan PNP Draws 

In fact, towards the end of December 2021, SINP had launched a new International Healthcare Worker Expression of Interest (EOI) Pool. The sole intention of the pool is to connect foreign healthcare workers with job opportunities in Saskatchewan. It makes it much simpler for eligible healthcare workers to apply for Canadian immigration via the PNP pathway. 

In order to be considered for nominations under the upcoming Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) draws, candidates must register their Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the province which will be valid for one year.  

Candidates need to demonstrate their commitment to meaningfully settle in Saskatchewan by demonstrating their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.

Saskatchewan gives candidates a score out of 100 according to the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The province favours candidates with bilingual capability in both English and French. The highest-scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.

Additionally, candidates already in the federal Express Entry pool need to register another EOI and choose Saskatchewan. 

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How to Apply for Canada Immigration via Provincial Nominee Program in 2022 & Beyond

Provincial Nominee Program across Canada had a prolific year in 2021, despite the travel restrictions. Both British Columbia and Manitoba nominated over 10,000 immigration candidates each for provincial nominations. Saskatchewan nominated about 6,000 candidates last year. 

Click here to read about the monthly summary of nomination draws in 2021.  

Throughout the year, Canadian immigration remained heavily dependent on the domestic temporary residence to fulfil its annual immigration target of 401,000 new immigrants. Temporary residents like provincial nominees, international student graduates with Canadian work experience were considered for permanent residency in Canada. More eligible candidates with successful provincial nominations obtained permanent residence in Canada in 2021. 

Now with the release of the new mandate letter, there are high hopes of increased immigration intakes in the coming months. Consult a certified immigration consultant like CanApprove to determine eligibility based on your work or academic profile. 

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