Saskatchewan Issues 279 Provincial Nominations For Canada PR

Saskatchewan invites 279 in new PNP draw

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held a new draw on April 08, resulting in the issuance of 279 provincial nominations.  


A provincial nomination is considered as an alternate pathway to obtain permanent residence in Canada as issuing PR certificates is under the exclusive domain of Immigration, Refugees, and the Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

All the invited candidates belonged to the ‘enhanced’ Express Entry & ‘base’ Occupations In-Demand Saskatchewan PNP streams.  

The ‘enhanced’ provincial stream is linked to the federal Express Entry system. The federal Express Entry pool is a database of interested applicants willing to obtain permanent residence in Canada. Originally, the federal pool of candidates manages three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. 

Out of the total 279 invitations, 146 invitations went to candidates who already had their profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. SINP’s Express Entry subcategory can directly select candidates who are registered in the federal pool. Additionally, they are required to practice any one of the province’s 58 in-demand occupations and must have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) for nomination. 

Some of the eligible occupations include medical laboratory technicians, social workers, and educational counselors, among others.

The remaining 133 invitations went to candidates who had 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 ‘base’ Occupations In-Demand sub-category

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How To Get Nominated In Future Saskatchewan PNP Draws? 

Regardless of which stream your profile qualifies for, you must register your Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the provincial authority before being considered for provincial nominations. 

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 favors candidates with bilingual capability in both English and French. The highest-scoring candidates are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.

All the invited candidates need an EOI score of at least 70 to be considered for provincial nomination. They must also possess valid Educational Credentials Assessments.

Those in the federal Express Entry pool have an inherent advantage of receiving an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. It will effectively guarantee an ITA for Canada PR in the subsequent Express Entry draw conducted by IRCC.  

Canada has set itself an achievable target of inviting over 80,000 new permanent residents in 2021 through various PNP streams. It is likely to benefit business entrepreneurs, international student graduates in a particular province, foreign skilled workers, specifically skilled tech workers, critical workers, etc. 

Moreover, the year 2021 has seen more program-specific Express Entry draws that only invited candidates who had a prior provincial nomination to apply for Canada PR.  

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