Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) stands for Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program.

This program is one of the ways to Canadian Permanent Residency.

Through this program, the province of Saskatchewan:

  • Invites applications from foreign nationals who want to permanently reside in Canada.
  • Nominates successful applicants to the federal government for permanent residency in Canada.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program accepts applications under the following categories:

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

Under the International Skilled Worker category, the applicant needs to have:

  • skilled job offer from Saskatchewan employer
  • experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan
  • already applied in the Express Entry pool and have work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Experience category
This category is for those foreign nationals who are already living in Saskatchewan and :

  • Have a valid work permit for working in Saskatchewan, and have worked there for at least six months.
  • For at least 6 months have worked as a physician, nurse, or other health professionals in Saskatchewan.
  • Employed in the hospitality sector in Saskatchewan.
  • A graduate from a recognized post-secondary institute, in Saskatchewan.
  •  Been working  a truck driver experienced in long-haul driving in Saskatchewan.
  • In Saskatchewan worked as a general farmer, nursery worker, or in the agriculture sector.

Entrepreneur category – for foreign nationals wanting to start or operate a business in Saskatchewan.
Applicants will need to fulfil the following conditions: –

  • Take an active part in managing their business along with their family members.
  • Need to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to the SINP.
  • Must complete the Points Assessment Grid after submission of the EOI.
  • Demonstrate financial worth of CAD 500,000 inclusive of personal and business assets.
  •  Hold at least three years of relevant business management experience.

Foreign nationals planning to buy, start or operate a farm in Saskatchewan must:

  • Possess relevant farming experience
  • Need to show sufficient funds
  • Should intend to purchase and manage a farm in Saskatchewan.

Following foreign nationals can not apply for SINP: –

  • Refugee claimants claiming Refugee status from the Government of Canada.
  • If the foreign national is not accepted into the Express Entry pool.

Candidates will not be eligible for nomination under SINP if they

  • Fail to submit documentation required by SINP.
  • Are unable to demonstrate why they want to live and work in Saskatchewan
  • Intentionally represented themselves in the application.

Applicants whose applications run successfully through the Saskatchewan assessment grid are approved for the nomination package must apply to IRCC within six months of nomination. Applications with incomplete documentation are closed.  Applicants are advised to apply with complete documents at a later date.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

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