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Two PNP immigration draw results announced by Saskatchewan

Two Provincial Nominee Program draw results that took place on October 7 and October 21 were announced by Saskatchewan recently.

On October 7, Saskatchewan invited Express Entry Candidates and on October 21, Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program invited candidates under both of its Occupation in-demand and Express Entry Category.

In the draw which took place on October 7, a total of 455 invitations to apply were issued to Express Entry candidates. The required score was 70.

In the draw which took place on October 21, a total of 618 invitations were issued to candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

Out of the total 618 invitations, 340 candidates received the invitation under the Express Entry system and 278 candidates received the invitation under the in-demand category. The minimum required score was 69 for candidates applying under Express Entry and 78 for candidates applying under the in-demand category.

Express Entry:

The Canadian express entry is an online system that is used to manage the applications of skilled workers for permanent residence and identifying which of them are eligible for the invite.

Express Entry oversees Canada’s three main economic classes which are – the Federal Skilled Workers Program, The Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. ITA’s are issued to a certain number of top-ranked candidates in the Express Entry pools to apply for their permanent residence in the regular draws that usually takes place every two weeks and incorporates the vast majority of candidates from the three main economic classes managed by express entry.  In the process of selecting candidates to be invited for permanent residence, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score remains the top priority and the primary factor. The cut-off CRS score can be influenced by certain factors such as the size of the draw and period between draws. This implies that the CRS cut-off score would be lower if the pool size is bigger and if there is less time between two draws and vice-versa. Factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and proficiency in English and French also play a major role in determining the CRS score.

The standard time that is taken for a permanent residence application filed through the Express Entry System to process takes around six months, as stated by the Government of Canada.

Provincial Nomination Program (PNP):

If a candidate is interested in a specific province or territory, they can opt for the Provincial Nomination Program. In PNP, Candidates are selected based on the local labor market needs of the certain province or territory the candidate is applying in. Most provinces and territories take part in PNP. Once candidates receive the provincial nomination, they are awarded additional 600 CRS points, which guarantees them an Express Entry invites for a Permanent Residence.

Vyom Bhatt

Vyom Bhatt

An introverted millennial fueled by coffee and literature, keen on finding his way to the top by amassing every bit of knowledge this world has to offer.

Vyom is a BSC graduate from NUV. He has a good knowledge of the Canadian immigration system as he is a future Canadian immigration aspirant and is about to pursue a Master’s degree in Canada.

He is intrigued by novels and comics since he was a kid, has written several blogs on various topics, and loves to write in his free time.

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