August 11 SINP draw

August 11 SINP draw – Saskatchewan invited 745 for Canada PR nomination

August 11 SINP draw

In the August 11 SINP draw, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 745 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination to become Canadian permanent residents.

The August 11 SINP draw featured 433 invitations through the province’s Express Entry stream and 368 through its Occupations In-Demand stream. Both required a minimum score of 68.

SINP and Canada Federal Express Entry immigration system

Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status. However, they can nominate your for PR if you have a profile in the federal Express Entry immigration system.


Express Entry is the application system that Canada uses to manage skilled worker applications. It is also the most popular way to immigrate to Canada. You can receive a permanent residence invitation by applying through Express Entry directly and skipping the PNP process. However, having a provincial nomination effectively guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence in any of its Express Entry draws.

A total of 1,200 points is available under Express Entry. You immediately get 600 points if you are get a nomination by a province. See Provincial Immigrant Nomination Programs (PNPs).

How SINP nomination helps your immigration application

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.

The 600 CRS points from a PNP nomination virtually guarantee that you will receive an ITA in an Express Entry draw.


For example, Radah has a bachelor’s degree. She’s been working in manufacturing industry for five years. and has high English language proficiency.

Radah entered the Express Entry pool with a CRS score of 370. However, she recently obtained a provincial nomination through SINP. As a result IRCC awards her additional 600 points.

Consequently, Radah’s total CRS score jumps to 970 points! This is well above the minimum CRS score that Radah needs to get an ITA in an federal Express Entry draw.

IRCC will issue qualified PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool an invitation to apply for permanent residence. After IRCC approves your application you complete the landing process, and officially become a Canadian permanent resident.

Requirements for SINP Express Entry

Important Note

The program criteria can change at any time. See additional information and requirements.


To apply for this sub-category, you must submit an Expression of Interest. Candidates that are eligible and meet selection criteria will receive an invitation to submit an application. The points scores associated with an Expression of Interest profile will determine the likelihood of receiving an invitation.  Those with high scores have a greater chance of nomination.

Requirements for Occupation-In-Demand sub-category

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have experience in one of Saskatchewan’s  in-demand occupations. You dont need a job offer.

To be eligible, you must pay a non-refundable $350 application fee online by Visa or Mastercard. It is the last step in order to submit your application.

You may qualify if:

To apply for this sub-category, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Read additional information and requirements.

What is the Process for Saskatchewan EOI?

Candidates who are interested in being nominated by Saskatchewan for Canadian permanent residence must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with SINP.

  1. Submit EOI profile.
  2. Enter EOI candidate pool.
  3. EOI candidates selected.
  4. Invitations to Apply issued via regular draws.
  5. Candidates submit full application within 60 days.
  6. SINP officials assess applications and make decision.

Those who complete an Expression of Interest profile automatically receive a score based on a number of criteria. You can find the criteria for the EOI point score in the SINP point assessment grid. It uses the EOI system to select the candidates that have the most potential to succeed in the regional labour market.

SINP Points Assessment Grid

Candidates get points out of 100 according to the points assessment grid. The highest-scoring candidates get invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan. Typically a candidate needs to score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid.

In late 2020, Saskatchewan made changes to its points system to give more EOI points to people who can speak English and French.

Candidates must also demonstrate their capacity to settle into life in Saskatchewan. You can do this by listing work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province.

NOTE that in order to be invited by SINP, candidates must submit their Educational Credential Assessments (ECA) to show how their foreign degrees, diplomas, and certificates compare to Canadian credentials.

You dont need a job offer to receive an invitation from SINP. However, candidates must have at least one year of work experience in an eligible occupation in their field of study.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.