In the draw held on December 1, 2020, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 564 immigration candidates who desire to settle in the province to apply for Canadian permanent residence. A total of 426 invitations were invited from the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, and 138 were invited from the Express Entry sub-category.
Under the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Canada’s provincial and territorial governments are able to nominate individuals to reside in the province/territory as permanent residents in order to meet their economic needs. Candidates who are interested in being nominated for Canadian permanent residence must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with SINP. 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. They must also demonstrate their capacity to settle into life in Saskatchewan by listing their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province. 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.
No job offer is required of candidates who have created SINP Expression of Interest profile in order to receive an invitation from SINP. However, candidates must have at least one year of work experience in an eligible skilled occupation related to their field of study.
December 1 SINP Draw
|Date of Invitations to Apply||Category||Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate to Apply||Total Candidates Invited to Apply|
|December 1, 2020||Occupation In-Demand`||74||426|
|December 1, 2020||Express Entry||74||138|
SINP’s Express Entry sub-category is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
The SINP regularly searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Saskatchewan’s Express Entry immigration streams. The SINP collects individuals from the Express Entry Pool to personally invite them to live and work in Saskatchewan.
Federal Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a SINP nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, on top of the points that they have in the federal Express Entry pool. The additional 600 CRS points guarantees that the candidate will also receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence under the federal Express Entry system.