Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The province of Saskatchewan is one of the Prairie provinces of Western Canada and a major hub of agricultural production in the country. 

Saskatchewan, boasting vast expanses of pristine wilderness and farmlands, is host to two major Canadian cities, Regina and Saskatoon. 

The province is very successful when it comes to immigration, welcoming over 10,000 newcomers every year through its immigration programs especially the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP). 

Follow us as we will be exploring all the categories, eligibility criteria, and processing times of the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. 

Overview Of The Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is also known as Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program. The program was launched in 1998 with the intent to help address and meet economic and labor market needs through immigration to the province. 

With the province being one of the most popular destinations in Canada for newcomers, the Saskatchewan provincial nominee program has been very successful. Statistics show that 7 out of every 10 newcomers immigrated to the province through the program. 

What’s more? Saskatchewan is also recorded to have a high employment rate of 76% and high retention rates with more than 85% of newcomers preferring to stay in Saskatchewan. 

The Saskatchewan PNP program consists of several immigration pathways that enable foreign nationals to gain permanent residence in Canada. 

The program was specially designed to attract immigrants to different sectors in the province having a shortage of labor or workforce. Through their immigration and service, the province benefits. 

Saskatchewan PNP is reputed to be an easy PNP because of the variety of immigration programs it offers to immigrants. It welcomes skilled workers, workers in sectors with labor shortages, workers with job offers, and entrepreneurs. 

SINP features an enhanced sub-category and many base sub-categories. The enhanced subcategory is classified under the International Skilled Worker Category and it is called Saskatchewan Express Entry. 

Saskatchewan Express Entry is called enhanced because it aligns with the Express Entry System which is used by the Canadian government to manage permanent residence applications through the federal economic immigration programs (Canada Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program).

Immigration candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked against one another using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and the highest-ranking candidates (that is candidates with the highest point scores) are invited to apply (ITA) for permanent residence during an Express Entry draw.

You will receive extra 600 CRS points if you get a nomination from an enhanced provincial program which guarantees your getting an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. You can get your nomination through your Express Entry profile. 

Most of Saskatchewan’s sub-categories are base streams which means that they do not align with the Express Entry system.

If you receive a provincial nomination under any of the subcategories, you will be required to apply directly to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, IRCC. 

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Saskatchewan Immigration Categories

The province of Saskatchewan operates several immigrtion stream divided among the following categories. 

  • International Sklilled Worker Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

International Skilled Worker Category

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker is designed for foreign nationals with skilled work experience who meet the needs and requirements to fill Saskatchewan’s shortage in labour force. 

The International Skilled Worker is divided into four streams including;

1. Tech Talent Pathway

This sub-category is designed especially for highly skilled workers who have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in one of 11 tech occupations. 

2. Employment Offer

Saskatchewan employment offer is for foreign workers who have valid job offers from Saskatchewan employers. To qualify for this stream, you must meet the required eligibility criteria and score at least 60 points on the SINP points Assessment Grid. 

3. Occupations In Demand

Saskatchewan Occupation in-demand is designed for skilled workers who have experience in specific or in-demand occupations in Saskatchewan who do no yet have a job offer in the province. 

To qualify, you are required to have at least one year of experience in an occupation at NOC level A, B or C and have at least 60 points on the SINP Point Assessment Grid. 

4. Saskatchewan Express Entry

This sub-category is aimed at foreign skilled workers with active profiles in Canada’ s Express Entry system

Applicants must have skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan and score at least 60 points on the SINP Points Assessment Grid.

 You will not be eligible if your work experience was completed in an occupation listed on the SINP Excluded Occupation List. 

Application Fee: CAD $350

Processing Times: 

CategoryAverage Processing Time
Employment Offer4 weeks
Occupations In Demand35 weeks
Saskatchewan Express Entry37 weeks

Minimum Requirements:

  • If you are currently residing in Canada, Have a proof of legal status. 
  • You must score a minimum of 60 points out of 110 on the SINP point assessment grid.
Sub-CategoryIs a job offer required?Additional Requirements
Tech Talent PathwayYesApplicants meet language requirementsApplicants must have a permanent, valid full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer for an eligible job, and meet licensure requirements if necessaryApplicants must have at least one year of work experience in the past 5 years in the intended occupation or six months if working for supporting employer. 
Employment OfferYesMeet language requirements (CLB 4);Have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer for an eligible job, and meet licensure requirements if necessary;Have at least one year of paid work experience in the past ten years in the intended occupation.
Occupations In DemandNoApplicants must meet language requirements (that is Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4)

Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training,
Applicants must have a minimum level of work experience related to your field of education or training, in an in-demand skilled occupation;

Applicant should be able to provide proof of Professional Status or Licensure if required by Saskatchewan;


Applicants must be financially self sufficient to settle in the province and must have a settlement plan.
Saskatchewan Express EntryNoApplicants are required to be in the Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;

Must meet language requirementsMust have at least one year of post-secondary education or training;

Applicants are required to have a minimum level of work experience related to your field of education or training in an in-demand skilled occupation;

Applicants must have proof of Professional Status or Licensure if required by the SINP;Applicants must have a certificate of qualification in your skilled trade, if your work experience is in a skilled trade;

Applicants must have enough funds to settle in the province and have a settlement plan.

How The International Skilled Worker Program Works:

Saskatchewan makes use of an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand categories. 

If you fall under any of the categories, you will have to  register you EOI on the SINP Appy Online Portal. On the portal, you will be asked to fill out a form and the answers you provide on the form would be used to assess your eligibility. 

A minimum of 60 out of 110 points in the EOI Points Grid is required to enter the EOI pool. The points grid assesses your eligibility based of several factors including;

  • Education and Training
  • Age
  • Skilled Work Experience
  • Language proficiency
  • Connections to the Saskatchewan labor market and adaptability. 

During an EOI draw, you will receive an Inivitation To Apply (ITA) if you were selected. 

Once you hav received an ITA, you can now proceed to apply for a provincial nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) through the same portal.

If you are applying through the Employment Offer sub-category and you have a valid job offer, you can apply directly without registering an EOI. You can apply directly to IRCC for permanent residence after your application is approved. 

For candidates applying through Express Enty sub-category, the details of your nomination would be entered into the system and you will receive an extra 600 CRS points (Comprehensive Ranking System) which practically guarantees you receiving an Invitation To Apply for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw. 

Saskatchewan Experience Category

The Saskatchewan Experience Category is for foreign workers who have already gained work experience from a Saskatchewan employer and hold valid job offers for permanent employment in the province. 

Qualified foreign nationals include holders of a current work permit and international graduates. The Experience Category consists of six different streams.

  • SKilled Worker With Existing Work Permit
  • Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker With Existing Work Permit
  • Health Professionals
  • Hospitality Sector Project
  • Long-Haul Truck Driver Project
  • Students

Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit

This sub-category is specially designed for skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months and have an offer of employment to continue working in the province. 

To qualify for this stream, applicants must hold a valid work permit and meet certain requirement regarding experience and job offer. 

Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit

This sub-category is for targetted at semi-skilled workers who have  at least six months work experience and a valid work permit, or who have previously worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months. 

To qualify, the applicant must also have a full-time permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan employer as a General Farm Worker (NOC 8431) or Nursery and Greenhouse Worker (NOC 8432).

Health Professionals

This sub-category is designed for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who have at least six months work experience in Saskatchewan. Applicant are required to have an offer of employment to continue working in Sasakatchewan and a valid work permit. 

Hospitality Sector Project

The Hospitality Sector Project is for foreign nationals who fall under the streams in-demand occuipations. Applicants with occupations like food and beverage servers, food counter attendants, kitchen helpers or housekeeping and cleaning staff qualify for this stream but you must have at least 6 months of work experience and a valid work permit at the time of application. in Saskatchewan. 

Long Haul Truck Driver Project

The Long Haul Truck Driver Project  targets foreign national who have been working fior at least 6 months in an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan. To qualify for this stream, both your work experience and job offer must be as a long-haul truck driver (NOC 7511), you must have an offer of employment to continue working in Saskatchewan and hold a valid work permit. 

Students

This sub-category is for students who recently graduated from a post-secondary institution in Canada, and have worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of 6 months. To qualify, graduates must have an offer of employment  related to their field of study from a Saskatchewan employer.

Application Fee: None

Processing Time: 1-2 weeks

Minimum Requirements:

CategoryIs a job offer required?Minimum Requirements
Skilled Worker With Existing Work PermitYesApplicants must have a valid work permit,Applicants must have a permanent, full-time job offer from in an eligible job,Must have worked for a minimum of six months for the employer offering the permanent job,Must meet the language requirement of CLB 4,Must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter; andMust have proof of eligibility for licensure if required.
Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work PermitYesApplicant must have been working for over 6 months with a valid work permit for the employer offering a job; or,Applicant must have previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months;Applicants must have a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) occupations:NOC 8431: General Farm WorkerNOC 8432: Nursery and Greenhouse WorkerApplicants must meet other criteria of the sub-category.
Health ProfessionalsYesFor physicians, nurses and other health professionals, requirents differ. However, the candidate mustHave a valid work permit,Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter,Have a permanent, full-time job offer,Must meet other requirements.
Hospitality Sector ProjectYesApplicant must have a valid work permit for Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6453); Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6641); or Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6661),You must be employed in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months, working for a Saskatchewan employer;You must have a permanent, full-time job offer from an approved employer;Must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;Must have at least a high school education,Applicants are required to meet the language requirement of CLB 4.
Long Haul Truck Driver ProjectYesMust have been working for an approved trucking firm for a minimum of 6 months with a work permit,Must have a current Saskatchewan Class 1A driver’s licence,Must have a full-time, permanent job offer from their employer,Must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter, andMust meet the language requirement of CLB 4.
StudentsYesApplicant must have graduated with a certificate, diploma, or degree outside or in Saskatchewan,Must meet the language requirement of CLB 4,Must have worked for at least six months in Saskatchewan,Must hold a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP),Applicants must have a permanent, full-time job offer in their field of study from a Saskatchewan employer in an eligible occupation,Must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.

How Saskatchewan Experience Category Works: 

Before applying, you should first determine if you qualify for any of the sub categories. To apply, fill out the form at SINP Apply Online. You shoulkd also upload all the required documents in PDF format and then submit. 

Upon submission, you will receive a mail notifying you that your application has been submitted. Your application will be assessed and if you are successful, you will receive a provincial nomination. 

With the provincial nomination, you can directly apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. 

Entrepreneur And Farm Category

The Entrepreneur and Farm Category is designed for foreign nationals who are seeking to invest significant amounts of capital in the establishment of a new business or farming operation in Sakatchewan. 

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur and Farm comprises of two immigration streams including; 

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farm Owners and Operators

Successful of either of these streams will receive an official provincial nomination from Saskatchewan. The nomination makes applicants eligible to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

Entrepreneur Sub-Category

This is a stream of Saskatchewan Entreprenuer and Farm immigration designed for experienced business owners and business managers who have significant net worth and a desire to establish, acquire and partner with a business in Saskatchewan. 

Applicants are required to take an active role in the management of the business, and invest significant funds in the business. 

Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category

The Farm Owners and Operators sub-category targets foreign nationals with experience in owning and/or operating a farm. Applicants for this stream are required to have large capital and the ability and desire to invest in a farming operation in Saskatchewan. They will also be required to manage the new farm. 

Application Fee: CAD $2,500

Processing Time: 14 weeks

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants are expected to have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD (or $300,000 through the Young Farmer Stream),
  • Applicants are also expected to accumulate their net worth through legal means (verified to at least 80 percent).
Sub-CategoryAdditional Requirements
Entrepreneur Sub-CategoryApplicants are required to have a minimum of three years of entrepreneurial experience within the past 10 years,Applicants must have a minimum equity investment of $300,000 CAD in Regina or Saskatoon, or of $200,000 CAD in another Saskatchewan community.Applicants must have a Business Establishment Plan (BEP);Applicants are required to own at least one-third of the equity of a business in Saskatchewan (except if their total investment is $1,000,000 CAD or higher);Applicants must be willing to create or maintain at least two jobs for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents in Saskatchewan (if business is in Regina or Saskatoon),If you’re purchasing a business in Regina or Saskatoon, you must maintain the number of Canadian citizens or permanent resident workers at the time of purchaseApplicants must settle in Saskatchewan with their family,You must sign a business performance agreement provided by the SINP with the Government of Saskatchewan after the application is approved.The business must meet additional requirements.
Farm Owners and Operators Sub-CategoryApplicants must have relevant farm operation knowledge and experience,Applicants must have a viable, considered proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity.The Young Farmer Stream has the following additional requirements:Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in farm ownership, farm management, or practical farming experience,Applicants must have the potential to supplement their farming income with their spouse/common-law partner’s marketable employment skills, based on education and experience.

How The Entrepreneur Sub-Category works:

The nomination process involves three steps. Firstly, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the SINP. Your EOI must contain information about your entrepreneurial experience, assets, and CAD 75,000tablishment Plan (BEP). 

Candidates who meet the minimum entry requirement will be accepted into the EOI candidate pool where they will be ranked according to selection factors on the points assessment grid and be given a CRS score.

Candidates are selected based on their scores. The top-scoring or highest ranking EOIs are prioritized for selection and formal application submission. 

If you are selected, you will be invited to apply to the SINP under the Entrepreneur immigration sub-category and while your application is processed, you will undergo a verification process (interview). 

After the interview, you will be sent a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) for you to review, sign and submit within the next 20 days. You will be issued a SINP Entrepreneur Approval Letter and a Temporary Work Permit Support Letter. 

Secondly, you will have to apply for a temporary work permit within three months, move to Saskatchewan, and establish your business. You are also expected to attend an arrival meeting within 18 months of the date on your SINP Entrepreneur Approval letter.

Your arrival in Saskatchewan has to be within 18 months of receiving your first Temporary Work Permit Support letter.

Lastly, after transferring your funds to Canada, maintain legal status in Canada and run your business according to the Business Performance Agreement (BPA) for at least 6 months. At this point, you can request a provincial nomination and with a nomination, you will be able to apply directly for permanent residence with IRCC.

How The Farm Owners And Operators Sub-Category Works:

The first step in the application process of this stream is to ensure that you have all the required documents and that you meet all other eligibility criteria. 

If you are married or have a common law partner, dependent children, and an employee in our current farming operation, do well to include them in your application. 

To submit your application, send an email to saskentrepreneur@gov.sk.ca. Saskatchewan may contact you if the need for clarification, an interview, or additional documents arises. If your application goes through successfully, you will be sent the following documents;

  • Nomination Approval and Request for Approval Letter
  • Business Performance Agreement (BPA).

The letter will provide details and instructions on how you can make the refundable CAD $75,000 Good Faith Deposit by wire transfer, with respect to the requirements of the performance agreement and how to obtain farm status in Saskatchewan. 

After you have made the necessary payment and you sign the BPA and send it back, you will receive a provincial nomination and with your provincial nomination, you will be able to apply for permanent residence with IRCC. 

Evaluating Your Net Worth

The SINP evaluates your net worth through the following financial service providers: 

Name of Service ProviderContact Details
KPMG333 Bay Street, Suite 4600Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2S5Phone: 416-777-3887Email: SINPverification@kpmg.ca
MNP Ltd.Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 0J3Phone: 306-790-7900Email: mnp.sinp@mnp.ca

 

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category is one of the streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. 

This program was designed for international students graduating from an eligible Saskatchewan institution who intend to remain in the province as an entrepreneur. 

To qualify for a provincial nomination for permanent residence, applicants must operate and manage a business in Saskatchewan for a minimum of 12 months and own one-third of the business equity.

Application Fee: None

Processing Time: 14 weeks

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicants must have completed a full-time post-secondary degree or diploma that is at least two years in duration from an eligible  Saskatchewan institution
  • Applicants must hold a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that is valid for at least 24 months at the submission of the EOI.
  • Applicants must have lived in Saskatchewan for the duration of their academic program;
  • Applicants are expected to meet the language requirement of CLB 7.
  • Applicants must have actively owned and operated an eligioble business in Saskatchewan for a period of at least one year before applying for nomination.
  • Applicants must own at least one-third of the business equity and ownership must be as a result of verifiable investment
  • Applicants must demonstrate that the business generates the minimum required revenue after one year of operation. 

Foreign students who have graduated from an eligible Saskatchewan institution and are interested in becoming entrepreneurs in the province could receive a nomination from Saskatchewan. 

A nomination in essence provides applicants with an excellent chance at approval for permanent resident status in Canada. If you are interested in the program and qualify, you must apply by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). 

The highest ranking candidates will be selected from the EOI pool and wil;l receive an Invitation to Apply to the program.

How International Graduate Entrepreneur Category Works:

The application procedure of the International Graduiate Enterpreneur Category is quite similar to the Entrepreneur Category as it operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. 

Applicants who meet the minimum stream requirements can register a profile and submit an EOI through the SINP Online Portal where they will receive a point score. 

After the profile has been submitted, the applicants would be ranked against one another based on their point scores. Applicants with the highest points will be selected and will be invited to apply to the system. 

Successful candidates will be required to submit an application directly to the SINP through the SINP Apply Online System. 

You will also have to submit a Business Establishment Plan (BEP) that corresponds with the information contained in your Expression Of Interest (EOI) and meets the criteria for eligible businesses. 

Note: Candidates applying must hold a Post Graduate Work Permit that allows them to own and manage a business in the province for a period of 12 months after graduation. 

After you have submitted your Business Establishment Plan, you will be sent a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) to review and sign (this will be determined by the BEP you submitted).

Upon approval, candidates are expected to do the following:

  1. Reside in and actively operate their businesses daily in Saskatchewan 
  2. Establish, purchase or continue to operate the business as per the requirements of the Business Establishment Plan (BEP) and the Business Agreement Plan (BAP)
  3. Submit a progress report 12 months after they receive approval, clearly outlining business activities
  4. After fulfilling the terms and conditions of the BPA,  you can now proceed to submit an application for nomination

After the conditions of the BPA are met, you can then apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. With a nomination, you will be able to apply for permanent residence in Canada with Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada..

Saskatchewan Points Assessment Grid

The SINP Points Assessment Grid is out of 100 points. The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker program the point assessment grid or system to select foreign skilled workers who will be given permanent resident status in Canada.  

The points assessment grid is based on factors like age, work experience, language ability or proficiency, educational qualification, and adaptability. 

All these factors play a crucial role in calculating your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. To be eligible, for the program, a candidate has to score a minimum of 60 out of 100 points.  

It is important to note that you will be required to submit supporting documentation  alongside your SINP application demonstrating that you qualify and have met the 60-point requirement. 

The table below illustrates the Saskatchewan Immigration Points Calculator System which includes the selection factors and the points they carry. 

Selection factorPoints
Education and trainingMaximum 23 points
Skilled work experienceMaximum 15 points
Language abilityMaximum 20 points
AgeMaximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labor marketMaximum 30 points
TotalMaximum 100 points
Pass Mark:60 points

SINP Excluded Occupation List\

Individuals with the occupations listed below are excluded from applying to the Occupations InDemand (OID) and Express Entry (EE) program sub-categories. 

It’s important to note that NOC “C” (occupations that require high-school or job-specific training) and NOC “D” (occupations that require on-the-job training) skill levels are not eligible for the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry subcategories. 

However, if your employer has registered with the Government of Saskatchewan and received approval for the job offer, these occupations may be eligible through the International Skilled Worker Employment Offer and Saskatchewan Work Experience subcategories 

Here is a list of occupations that are not eligible for these program subcategories. 

NOCOccupation Title
11Legislators
12Senior government managers and officials
15Senior managers – trade, broadcasting, and other services, n.e.c.
311Managers in health care
411Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
412Government managers – economic analysis, policy development, and program administration
413Government managers – education policy development and program administration
414Other managers in public administration
431Commissioned police officers
432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
511Library, archive, museum, and art gallery managers
512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
823Managers in aquaculture
1111Financial auditors and accountants
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1227Court officers and justices of the peace
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services, and revenue officers
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1314Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315Customs, ship and other brokers
2111Physicists and astronomers
2113Geoscientists and oceanographers
2114Meteorologists and climatologists
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2122Forestry professionals
2145Petroleum engineers
2146Aerospace engineers
2152Landscape architects
2153Urban and land use planners
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2273Deck officers, water transport
2274Engineer officers, water transport
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist physicians
3112General practitioners and family physicians
3113Dentists
3114Veterinarians
3121Optometrists
3124Allied primary health practitioners
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131Pharmacists
3132Dietitians and nutritionists
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142Physiotherapists
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3221Denturists
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3231Opticians
3232Practitioners of natural healing
3233Licensed practical nurses
3236Massage therapists
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4031Secondary school teachers
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4111Judges
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4154Professional occupations in religion
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4168Program officers unique to government
4217Other religious occupations
4311Police officers (except commissioned)
4312Firefighters
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
5111Librarians
5112Conservators and curators
5113Archivists
5121Authors and writers
5122Editors
5123Journalists
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133Musicians and singers
5134Dancers
5135Actors and comedians
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211Library and public archive technicians
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5221Photographers
5222Film and video camera operators
5223Graphic arts technicians
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231Announcers and other broadcasters
5232Other performers, n.e.c.
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
5242Interior designers and interior decorators
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244Artisans and craftspersons
5245Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
5251Athletes
5252Coaches
5253Sports officials and referees
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6232Real estate agents and salespersons
6311Food service supervisors
6314Customer and information services supervisors
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6346Funeral directors and embalmers
7233Sheet metal workers
7247Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7253Gas fitters
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator constructors and mechanics
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7372Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8261Fishing masters and officers
8262Fishermen/women
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program SINP?

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is an immigration program for individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada. Through the SINP, Saskatchewan invites residency applications from non-Canadians who want to reside in Saskatchewan and nominates successful applicants to the federal government for permanent residency in Canada.

How Long Does The SINP Nomination Take?

It takes 12 weeks to process Entrepreneur and Farm applications (including Entrepreneur Nomination requests) and 24 weeks to process Good Faith Deposit Return requests.

How Do I Get SINP Nomination?

To get nominated for SINP, you must meet the criteria of the SINP and provide all of the required documents listed below. Please note that the application fee, if applicable to the category you are applying, is non-refundable.

Who Is Eligible For The SINP Program?

Individuals with the following degrees are eligible for SINP;
Bachelor’s degree or at least a three-year degree at a university or college.
Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan.
Canadian equivalency diploma that requires two (but less than three) years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution.

Can I Apply For SINP Without A Job Offer?

No, you cannot. Your job offer must be approved by the SINP before you start the application process and your employer must register online on the SINP Employer website to have the job that you are applying for assessed. When the job is approved, your employer will receive a Job Approval Letter that includes your position, name, and NOC code.

How Much Is SINP Application Fee?

Applications for SINP costs CAD 350 and the fee is non-refundable.

Who Can Sponsor For SINP?

Applicants must have a relative in Saskatchewan who has lived in the province for at least one year.
The following groups of people qualify as supporting households:
parents.
daughters/sons.
sisters/brothers.
aunts/uncles.
nieces/nephews.
first cousins.
grandchildren.
grandparents.

How Can I Check My SINP EOI Status?

After registering your Expression Of Interest (EOI), log into your profile on the OINP e-Filing Portal through your ONe-key account to check the status of your expression of interest or the status of your application. 

What Is The Difference Between SINP And PNP?

While the Express Entry skilled worker program is run by the Canadian government, Provincial Nominee Programs are run by individual provinces in Canada.

Can I Leave Saskatchewan After PR?

Certainly. With your PR status, you have the right to live, work or study anywhere in Canada. However, if you became a permanent resident through the Provincial Nominee Program, the province that nominated you requires you to bring skills and benefits to their province.

Is Saskatchewan Cheap To Live In?

With an income tax rate of 12%, Saskatchewan is one of the cheapest places to live in Canada. Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 education is free for Saskatchewan residents in public schools. Housing costs are also lower than in most major cities in Canada.

Conclusion

The Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program  (SINP) provides foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to Saskatchewan an opportunity to work and gain permanent residence in Canada. 

The program, since its inception, has been very successful and thousands of foreign nationals including international students have successfully gained Canada PR through it. 

If you are looking to immigrate to the province of Saskatchewan, SINP is a great option to consider however, ensure you meet all the requirements and provided the necessary documentation.

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