Saskatchewan held its largest PNP Draw with 621 invitations since February 2020

Saskatchewan PNP

The Canadian Immigration system has reported declining trends ever since the travel restrictions in Canada got imposed on March 18 in the wake of pandemic.  

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) came up with innovative changes to meet the annual targets for issuing invitations to apply for permanent residence. It altered the fortnightly frequency of Express Entry draws with that of regular program-specific draws, effectively targeting eligible candidates present in Canada. 

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Individual provinces including British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan continue to issue invitations to apply (ITA) for provincial nominations. Any eligible candidate with a provincial nomination along with their dependent family members shall now be guaranteed of a permanent residence in Canada. 

Following these events, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) held its largest PNP in 2020 inviting 621 candidates with tech work experience. 

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September 15 SINP draw 

The latest provincial draw invited eligible candidates from the International Skilled Worker category. These included candidates belonging to Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand stream. 

All the 621 invited candidates were required to have work experience in one of the following three tech occupations in addition to Educational Credential Assessments, which shows a relative comparison between foreign degrees, diplomas, and certificates to that of Canadian credential. 


NOC 2173 Software Engineers and Designers
NOC 2174 Computer Programming and Interactive Media Developers
NOC 2175 Web Designers and Developers


The category-wise breakdown includes 455 ITAs for candidates with their profiles in the federal Express Entry pool and the rest 166 ITAs went to candidates from Occupation-in Demand subcategory. 


Expression of Interest Profile with the SINP

Whatsoever, a prior registration of an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile is required for consideration of any provincial nomination from the SINP. 



An EOI profile is built on the candidates’ work experience, education, language ability, age, and familial ties in the province. Using a five-factor assessment, the candidates are scored out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. 

The minimum qualifying score required in latest SINP draws was 68. It meant that any candidate willing to receive a provincial nomination required to have a provincial score of 68. 

Wondering how to qualify or improve your provincial score? Get in touch with CanApprove for more details.

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