The Express Entry Sub-Category
In the 29th-July draw, Saskatchewan invited 254 candidates who had EoI profiles in the federal Express Entry category. This category comprises immigration applicants from three distinct economic classes. They include:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
Express Entry candidates who also applied for a nomination in Saskatchewan and obtained 70 points in the province’s Points Assessment Grid received an invitation to participate in the latest draw.
Once a candidate is accepted, they proceed to the provincial nomination program in Saskatchewan. In case they excel in the PNP selection, candidates receive an extra 600 points in their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Getting these additional points means that a candidate becomes eligible to apply for permanent residence in the country during the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Occupation In-Demand Sub-Category
The Occupation In-Demand sub-category was established to cater to immigration applicants who don’t have a federal EoI profile.
In the recently-held draw, Saskatchewan invited 248 candidates under the Occupations In-Demand sub-class. Invitees could partake in the provincial nominations with prospects of advancing to the next stage. Like their Express Entry counterparts, occupations-in-demand applicants also required 70+ points in the assessment grid, to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.
Usually, applying for permanent residence without provincial nominations can be a complex, time-consuming and daunting process. Working with third-party agencies can be costly and may not guarantee you’ll be selected for permanent residence. Nonetheless, a SINP nomination makes the process manageable and straightforward. Take advantage of Saskatchewan PNPs to avoid being turned down after months of waiting.