The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) can provide an alternate and quicker means of entry into Canada. It allows Saskatchewan to nominate applicants, who qualify under criteria established by the province, to the federal government for permanent residency. There is no deadline to apply to the SINP. However, program criteria may change without notice and your application will be assessed according to the criteria in place at the time we receive your complete application.
The SINP offers:
- applicant selection based on the province's economic and labour force needs;
- competitive application processing times; and,
- provincial immigration officers who can provide customer support throughout the process.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has application intake thresholds to improve program efficiency. The SINP will accept a maximum number of applications in each category in each calendar year. Visit SINP Application Intake Thresholds for more information.
International Skilled Worker Category
The International Skilled Worker category is for skilled workers who want to work and live in Saskatchewan. This category enables the SINP to nominate individuals with post-secondary education and high skilled work experience that have the education, experience, language ability and other factors to help them to successfully establish and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.
You may qualify to apply under the SINP International Skilled Worker Category if you live outside of Canada or you have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you meet the following criteria:
- You must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid.
- You must have a minimum of one-year work experience in the past ten years in your intended occupation. If you are not providing a skilled job offer from an approved Saskatchewan employer you must have a minimum of one-year work experience in the past ten years related to your field of education or training in a skilled position.
- You must have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. CLB 4 is the minimum; employers and regulatory bodies may require higher language scores.
- If your occupational education and work experience is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade, you will be required to demonstrate that you have obtained the appropriate Saskatchewan licensure to be able to work in that profession before you apply.
Saskatchewan Experience Category
The Saskatchewan Experience category is for foreign nationals currently working and living in Saskatchewan. Streams under this category include the following:
- Existing Work Permit Sub-Category
Under this sub-category, skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a closed work permit or under the International Experience Canada (IEC) can apply for nomination by the SINP.
- Health Profession Sub-Category
Under this sub-category, internationally-trained health professionals, who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a temporary work permit, can apply for nomination by the SINP. It is divided into three streams:
- Other Health Professions
- Hospitality Sector Pilot Project Sub-Category
Under this sub-category, foreign workers who are currently working in Saskatchewan in one of the following occupations can apply for nomination by the SINP:
- Food/Beverage Server
- Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper
- Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff
- Long Haul Truck Driver Sub-Category
Under this sub-category, foreign workers that are currently working for Saskatchewan trucking firms can apply for nomination by the SINP.
- Student Sub-Category
Under this sub-category, students who have graduated from a recognized, post-secondary educational institution in Canada can apply for nomination by the SINP.
Entrepreneur and Farm Category
The Entrepreneur Category criteria are under review and the category is not accepting new applications. The SINP will begin accepting applications after finalizing the review in 2014.
Important Notice: The SINP is pleased to announce the identification of two professional third party financial service providers who will assess the net worth and legal accumulation of net worth criteria of all applicants to the Entrepreneur and Farm Owner/Operator categories.
This category is for applicants who wish to invest their management talent and capital in a Saskatchewan business.
- Farm Owners / Operators
This category is for individuals with proven experience in farming, substantial capital available to invest in a farming operation, and who intend to purchase and operate a farming operation in Saskatchewan.
Use our free service to find out whether you could qualify for this visa. Fill out the assessment form. Make sure that all information provided is authentic in order to make a proper assessment.