As on December 6, 2018, Saskatchewan issued 743 new invitations to candidates in its Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry immigration sub-categories. Out of the invitations, 532 applicants went to Occupation In-Demand candidates. The remaining 211 invitations went to candidates in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s Express Entry sub-category linked to the federal Express Entry system and allow Saskatchewan to nominate eligible candidates for permanent residence.
Express Entry candidates who received a provincial nomination were awarded an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry ranking score, which effectively assures an invitation from the Government of Canada to apply for permanent residence. Candidates are ranked in the pool of eligible candidates based on their score and a set number of the highest-ranked are issued invitations through regular draws.