Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) managed by the province of Saskatchewan and offers applicant a way to immigrate to Canada permanently.

The SINP is one of the best immigration programs in Canada. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Saskatchewan provincial nomination certificate. After receiving this certificate, applicant can apply for Canadian permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as a Provincial Nominee.

The SINP accepts applications under the following categories:

  1. International Skilled Worker Category
  2. Saskatchewan Experience Category
  3. Saskatchewan Farm Owners and Operators Category

 

  1. International Skilled Worker Category

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker is a collection of immigration streams of the SINP that target foreign applicants who have skilled work experience and who meet the province’s needs and requirements to fill gaps in its labour force. It includes the three streams:

  • Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupation
  • Saskatchewan Employment Offer

 (A) Saskatchewan Express Entry

Saskatchewan Express Entry is a stream of Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker that targets foreign workers with active profiles in Canada’s Express Entry system.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply under Saskatchewan Express Entry category, candidates are required to:

  • have an active profile in Federal Express Entry pool;
  • obtain at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid;
  • provide valid language test results with a desired level of proficiency in English/French (as per Express Entry System);
  • have completed minimum 1 year of post-secondary education or training equivalent to the Canadian education system;
  • submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization for education obtained outside Canada, such as an academic or technical degree, diploma or certificate;
  • have a minimum level of work experience in a high skilled and in-demand occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “0”,”A”, or “B”;
  • acquire proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing;
  • have a certificate of qualification in their skilled trade from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission if their work experience is in a skilled trade;
  • have proof of sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan;

 (B) Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand

Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand stream of Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category, targets foreign workers with work experience in specific occupations. In order to qualify, the applicant need to have at least one year of experience in one of Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations and he/she must also score at least 60 points on the SINP Points Assessment Grid.

Eligibility

To apply under Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand stream, candidates are required to:

  • score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP point assessment grid;
  • have one or more years of work experience in the past ten years that relates to their field of training or education and is in a high skilled occupation classified as NOC Matrix level “0”, “A” or “B”. This occupation must also be considered “in-demand” by Immigration Saskatchewan;
  • have valid language test results with a score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. However, employers and regulatory bodies might ask for language scores that are higher than CLB 4;
  • have completed minimum 1 year of post-secondary education or training equivalent to the Canadian education system;
  • submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization for education obtained outside Canada, such as an academic or technical degree, diploma or certificate (Individuals who have completed trades or vocational training as part of their high school education are not required to submit an ECA, but must instead apply for licensure);
  • have at least one of the following in their field of education or training occupation:
    • One year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
    • Two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
    • Twelve months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • provide proof of Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan) for their occupation (if advised by the SINP);
  • have proof of sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan;

To apply for both these sub-categories, candidates must pay a non-refundable $350 application fee online by Visa or Mastercard. They also need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with SINP. Candidates that are eligible and meet selection criteria will receive an invitation to submit an application. The EOI points scores will determine the likelihood of receiving an invitation.  Candidates with high scores within the pool will have a greater chance of being invited to apply for provincial nomination.

 (C) The Saskatchewan Employment Offer

The Saskatchewan Employment Offer stream of Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker is for foreign workers who have valid job offers from Saskatchewan employers. The applicant needs to meet certain requirements regarding work experience to qualify under Saskatchewan Employment Offer stream.

How To Apply

Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-category

In order to apply under Express Entry Sub-category, candidates need to first submit an online profile in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry System. Once they are accepted into the Express Entry Pool, they will receive a Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code. Next, follow the steps given below.

All Sub-Categories in the International Skilled Worker Stream and the Saskatchewan Experience Stream

  • Obtain all the necessary documents and complete the required provincial and federal forms
  • Review and organize your completed forms and supporting documents
  • Apply at SINP Online. Complete the different sections of your online application accurately.
  • Save, pay the fee (Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand subcategories only) and submit your application online.

After You Apply

All Sub-Categories in the International Skilled Worker Stream and the Saskatchewan Experience Stream

  • Once the SINP receives candidate’s complete online application, it will be assessed against the eligibility criteria.
  • If the SINP finds any candidate ineligible for immigration to the province, he/she will be informed. The candidate may apply again at a later date if their situation changes and they meet the requirements.
  • If the candidate’s application gets approved for immigration under the SINP, he/she will get nomination to apply for permanent residency status.

 

Saskatchewan Points Assessment Grid

The SINP Points Assessment Grid is out of 100 points and candidates need to score at least 60 points in order to qualify for any of these streams under The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).  In addition to this, candidates also need to submit supporting documentation with their SINP application representing that they have met the 60 point requirement.

Points Assessment Grid

  1. Saskatchewan Experience Category

Saskatchewan Experience category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) targets foreign nationals who are currently working and residing in the province. This stream is mainly designed for candidates who have already gained work experience with a Saskatchewan employer and who hold a valid job offer for permanent employment in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Experience encompasses five immigration streams: Saskatchewan Existing Work Permit, Saskatchewan Health Professionals, Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project, Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project and Saskatchewan Students.

  1. Saskatchewan Farm Owners and Operators Category

Saskatchewan Farm Owners and Operators is a stream of Saskatchewan Entrepreneur and Farm immigration that offers applicants and their families the opportunity to purchase and operate a farm in Saskatchewan.

The stream targets foreign nationals with demonstrated experience owning and/or operating a farm and who have significant net worth and the ability and desire to invest in the establishment of a new farm in Saskatchewan.

In order to apply, candidates are required to make a “good faith” deposit of $75,000 (CAD) in trust. The cash deposit will be returned to the candidate when he/she has met the terms of the Performance Agreement.

SINP Excluded Occupation List

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has excluded the following occupations from its occupation demand list. This is the list of occupations that are not eligible for applying to the Occupations In-Demand (OID) and Express Entry (EE) program sub-categories.

Excluded Occupation List 

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