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Saskatchewan Invites 385 Candidates in First PNP Draw of 2021

Saskatchewan invites 385 candidates to their provincial nominee program (SINP) in the first PNP draw of 2021!

On January 7th, Saskatchewan held its first provincial nominee program draw of the new year. The prairie province extended 385 invitations to candidates who fall under the International Skilled Worker category of the SINP, through the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.

January 7th SINP draw results: 385 invitations

Saskatchewan Express Entry

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 148
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 71

Occupations In-Demand Stream

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 237
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 71

Candidates who received invitations had experience in one of 79 occupations.

About the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The SINP consists of three immigration streams designed to target skilled workers who have the ability to contribute positively to the local economy and adapt easily to life in the province. The three streams are:

  • Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • Saskatchewan Employment Offer
  • Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupation

The Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry streams prioritize workers who have experience in sectors experiencing labour shortages, while the Employment Offer stream targets workers with employment offers from Saskatchewan employers.

Saskatchewan recently announced that it would be awarding up to 10 additional points to bilingual applicants. Applicants must demonstrate their bilingualism by providing language test results in both English and French.

Unlike most provincial nominee programs, the SINP does not require candidates to have a job offer or a personal connection to the province in order to receive an invitation. Although these factors will boost your points and increase the likelihood of receiving an invitation, they are not necessary, and candidates whose profiles are competitive in other ways may still be invited to settle in the province.

Anya Leibovitch

Anya Leibovitch is a writer, editor, and translator based in Montreal. She writes about the city’s tech and literary scene, as well as immigration.

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