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Saskatchewan Nomination Program

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The SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) allows the province of Saskatchewan to nominate applicants to the Canadian federal government for PR status.

The SINP International Skilled Workers Category is designed for skilled professionals who want to migrate to the province of Saskatchewan. SINP nominates foreign skilled persons with education, professional experience, language proficiency and adaptability. SINP programs targets professionals who can economically establish themselves and successfully integrate into the local communities.

The SINP accepts applications under the following categories:

  • International Skilled Worker Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category

Each these categories may have one or more sub-categories. Below we provide you with additional information about each of these categories to help you determine if the SINP is right for you.

  1. International Skilled Worker Category

  2. This category accepts applications from skilled workers who plan to live and work in the Province of Saskatchewan. Applicants are measured based on a points system and can be nominated under one of three sub-categories.

    • International Skilled Worker - Employment Offer
    • This sub-category is for skilled workers with a skilled job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.

    • International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand
    • The International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand sub-category is closed for new applications this time.

      This sub-category is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job offer in the province.

    • International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry
    • The International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is closed to new applications at this time.

      This sub-category enables the province to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) Express Entry pool and have skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan.

  3. Saskatchewan Experience Category

  4. This category is for foreign workers that are currently living in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Experience Category accepts applications under the following sub-categories:

    • Existing Work Permit
    • This sub-category is for individuals who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a valid work permit.

    • Health Professionals
    • This sub-category is for individuals who have worked as a physician, a nurse, or in another health profession in Saskatchewan for at least six months.

    • Health Professionals
    • This sub-category is for individuals that are currently working in Saskatchewan as food and beverage servers, food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, or housekeeping and cleaning staff for at least six months. The employer must receive approval from the Province of Saskatchewan before the applicant begins work in Canada.

    • Long Haul Truck Driver Project
    • This sub-category is for individuals who are currently working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan. Drivers must be working in Saskatchewan for their current employer for a minimum of six months before applying.

    • Students
    • This sub-category is for students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada. Among the requirements, the student must have worked in Saskatchewan for at least twenty-four months before applying, or for six months if the institution is in Saskatchewan.

  5. Entrepreneur and Farm Category
  6. This category is for individuals who wish to own and actively operate a business or farming operation in Saskatchewan.

    1. Entrepreneur Sub-Category
    2. This sub-category is for individuals who wish to invest management talent and capital in Saskatchewan by establishing, acquiring, or partnering in a business the province. Candidates are expected to take on an active management role in the business. This sub-category functions on an Expression of Interest model.

    3. Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category
    4. This sub-category is for experienced farmers with considerable capital looking to invest in a farming operation and settle in the province of Saskatchewan, and a genuine.

Features of SNIP:

Immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Saskatchewan. The SINP is Saskatchewan's Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes?

SINP applicants can:

  • Settle in Saskatchewan with permanent residency
  • Access to government-subsidized health care benefits, free education and other social benefits
  • Successful applicants can work, study or invest in a business in the province.

Requirement for Skilled Professionals:

Applicants who have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer should have their occupation or trade in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level "A", "B" OR "0" or it should be designated trade in Saskatchewan. The applicants must score a minimum of 60 points from 100 points grid.

The points are assigned to:

  • Academics and Professional Training
  • Skilled Professional Experience
  • Language Proficiency
  • Age
  • Saskatchewan Labour Market and Adaptability

Factors that are must have for applicants are:

  • Applicants in the age bracket of 18-50 are preferred
  • Completed university degree of minimum 3 years duration is preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a listed skilled occupation in the last 10 years
  • English language proficiency is a must. French is not relevant to Saskatchewan and is not required
  • Applicants who don't have family or relatives in Saskatchewan are also welcomed. However applicants with close relatives will gain points for this.

Requirements for Applicants without Job Offer:

  • Field of education or training must be in a high skilled occupation (National Occupation Classification O, A, B). This should be in demand in the province of Saskatchewan.
  • Applicants must have completed post-secondary education, training, or apprenticeship which is equivalent to the Canadian education system of minimum 1 year in length that has resulted in a diploma, certificate or a degree.
  • Candidates, who have their occupational education and employment experience in a regulated profession, have to obtain the appropriate Saskatchewan qualification recognition to continue work in the same profession.
  • Applicants have to show sufficient funds* to settle in the province and a settlement plan highlighting their stay in the province.

Funds for Settlement in Saskatchewan

No. of Persons in Household Fund Required (In Canadian Dollars)
1 $11,000
2$15,500
3$19,000
4$22,000
5$24,500
6 & More $26,800


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