At the end of March, Saskatchewan held a new draw inviting a total of 205 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency. Despite the current situation and after the special coronavirus immigration measures announced on March 16, immigration officers are making sure that the process goes as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.
So far, Saskatchewan has invited 1124 applicants under the Occupations in-demand stream. For this draw, invitations were mainly issued to candidates who either have a close family member residing in Saskatchewan or completed their postgraduate degree in a designated learning institution in the province. Among the occupations chosen, this round included college instructors, medical laboratory technologists, and corporate sales managers.
Immigration to Saskatchewan under the provincial nominee programs consists of three phases. The candidate first needs to express his interest in moving permanently to the province by creating an online profile where he provides details about his education, work experience, language proficiency level, etc. as well as any adaptability factors including having a family member in the province, having a job offer, or being a graduate of a learning institution there.
The candidate must have a minimum of 60 points to be eligible to enter the draw. Points are computed based on a Points Assessment Grid. During the draw, candidates will be chosen based on their scores and will be nominated by the province. After which the applicant must complete his Saskatchewan application for final verification by the province and then will be able to apply for the permanent residency.
Interested in knowing more about this program? We are here to help. You can contact us to confirm if you qualify as well as refer to the Government of Saskatchewan website here.