October 24, 2019 – In its latest draw, Saskatchewan invites 922 applicants through its immigration streams (Express Entry & In-Demand Occupations) to apply for permanent residence in Canada. A total of 3,846 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination have been sent since September the 25th 2019.
The table below shows the number of invitations for both sub-categories under the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP), the International Skilled Workers (In-Demand Occupations) and the Saskatchewan International Skilled Workers (Express Entry) stream.
|Draw Date / Subcategory||Sask ISW OID||Sask ISW EE|
|25 Sep 2019||365||404|
|02 Oct 2019||214||396|
|08 Oct 2019||328||231|
|17 Oct 2019||0||986|
|24 Oct 2019||372||550|
This increase in the number of invitations accompanied the dramatic expansion of the number of eligible occupations from 19 to more than 200.
To be considered under the SINP, candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) online. Afterwards, eligible candidates will be awarded a score out of 100 based on a Points Assessment Grid. Factors considered are:
- Skilled work experience (at least one year of work experience in an occupation that is considered in-demand in Saskatchewan and is related to their field of study),
- Language proficiency (English or French) and
- Connections to the province (a close relative, previous study or work experience).
Candidates with the highest score are nominated by the province. For those under the Express Entry sub-category, they are automatically awarded extra 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which in turn guarantees their Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residence.
The minimum score that was required for the last draw on October 24, 2019 was 69 points out of 100.