The Canadian province of Saskatchewan invited 385 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency in Canada in the first PNP draw of 2021.
Immigration candidates under the International Skilled Worker category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada through two subcategories – Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand.
The Express Entry subcategory had 148 successful applicants for permanent migration to Canada, while a total of 237 candidates were invited through the Occupations In-Demand stream.
Successful candidates needed to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the SINP, with a minimum score of 71 points being required for applications to be approved for Canadian permanent migration.
Canada’s Express Entry system manages immigration applications for three of Canada’s biggest economic-class immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The Occupations In-Demand subcategory handles immigration applications from candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile but have an education and previous work experience in fields with labour shortages in Saskatchewan.
The Occupations In-Demand subcategory consists of 237 fields of expertise which fall under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) levels O, A or B.