Saskatchewan’s May 28 draw invited 252 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

This draw was the first from the province since Canada put in place travel restrictions into the country in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Candidates were invited under the International Skilled Worker Category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

This draw saw candidates invited through two distinct subcategories: Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand.

To be invited, candidates needed to have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile.

Profiles are then selected based on a candidate’s potential to thrive in Saskatchewan. Five factors are considered: education, language ability, work experience, age, and connections to the province.

The province uses its Points Assessment Grid to give candidates a score out of 100 based on the aforementioned five factors.

The minimum required score for the May 28 round was 78.

Express Entry Subcategory

A total of 127 candidates were invited under this subcategory. A candidate must have had an Express Entry profile.

Candidates who had an Express Entry profile, had submitted an EOI and had a score of 78 or higher, were invited to apply for provincial nomination.

Candidates who receive provincial nominations are granted an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, practically guaranteeing an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

Occupations In-Demand

Invited immigration candidates had work experience in one of 44 in-demand occupations.

A total of 125 candidates were invited under the Occupations In-Demand subcategory.

To view a full list of the 44 in-demand occupations, please visit the Saskatchewan government webpage.

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