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Saskatchewan Invites 502 Candidates in Second Draw of 2021

In a major draw on January 21, Saskatchewan issued 502 invitations to International Skilled Workers who fell under the Express Entry or Occupations in Demand streams.

189 Express Entry candidates received invitations and 313 invitations went to Occupations In-Demand candidates. In order to be eligible, candidates were required to have experience in one of 79 occupations.

This is the second draw Saskatchewan has held this year. So far the province has issued 900 invitations through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

January 21 SINP draw results

SINP Occupations in Demand sub-category 

  • Invitations: 313
  • Minimum score: 77

Express Entry sub-category

  • Invitations: 189
  • Minimum score: 77

SINP Occupations in Demand Stream

To be eligible for this program, you must score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid. Candidates are ranked based on a variety of factors, including education, work experience and language proficiency. Candidates with stronger credentials and language proficiency will be ranked higher and therefore more likely to receive an invitation to apply.

SINP Express Entry Stream

The SINP Express Entry system is similar to the federal Express Entry system however they are not the same program. Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest to SINP and have a valid federal Express Entry profile to be considered for this program. Applicants are also scored with based on the SINP points assessment grid and those with stronger credentials and higher language proficiency will have better chances 

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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