Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program 

The Saskatchewan PNP, known as the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) can provide an easier and expedited means of entry into Canada. Saskatchewan retains the right to nominate eligible applicants to the federal government for landed immigrant status.

Almost all of the streams of the SINP have imposed application caps.  Consult the SINP website to find the updated list of caps and to determine if your program is still accepting applications.

International Skilled Worker Category

Note: The International Skilled Worker Category is subject to applications caps for both applicants applying with a job offer and applicants applying without a job offer.  The cap for applicants without an offer of employment has been reached and the SINP is no longer accepting applications in this category.  

Applications are still being accepted under the International Skilled Worker Category for applicants with a valid full time permanent job offer in Saskatchewan.  The application caps will be reviewed on December 31, 2014.

Applicants must:

  • Score a minimum of 60 points on 100 on the point assessment grid
  • In the past ten years, have a minimum of 1 year of work experience in your intended occupation. 
  • Have obtained a minimum score of 4.0 on the Canadian Language Benchmark assessment.
  • If the occupation is in a regulated trade or compulsory occupation, proof of appropriate licensure is required.
  • Have an offer of full time permanent employment from an employer in Saskatchewan that is either classified as a Type 0, A or B occupation with the NOC classification or is a designated trade.

 Saskatchewan Experience Category

This category of application is designed for foreign nationals who are already living and working in Saskatchewan who want to become permanent residents.  the program is divided into a number of streams.

Existing Work Permit Sub-Category

  • Skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for 6 months under a closed work permit or under the International Experience Canada program qualify.  Your full time permanent job offer must be from the company you have been working at for the past 6 months.

Health Profession Sub-Category

  • Internationally trained health care professionals who have been working in Saskatchewan for 6 months under a temporary work permit qualify. It is divided into 3 streams: physicians, nurses and other health professionals.

Hospitality Sector Pilot Project Sub-Category

  • Foreign workers who are currently working in Saskatchewan in one of the following occupations are eligible to apply: Food/Beverage server, Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper or Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff.

Long-Haul Truck Driver Sub-Category

  • Foreign workers who are currently working in Saskatchewan for a trucking firm qualify.

Student Sub-Category

Students who have graduated from a Saskatchewan Institution

  • You have graduated with a certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Saskatchewan. The program's duration must be minimum 1 academic years (8 months of study).
  • If you graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan you must have worked for at least six months (with minimum 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan. 
  • You have applied to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to receive a post-graduation work permit,
  • You have a current, permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer
  • If your job offer falls into a NOC A, B or 0.

Students who have graduated from a Canadian Institution

  •  You have graduated with a certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada (outside of Saskatchewan). The program's duration must be minimum 2 academic years (16 months).
  • You must have worked for at least 24 consecutive months (with minimum 3840 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan. 
  • You have applied to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to receive a post-graduation work permit,
  • You have a current, permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer
  • If your job offer falls into a NOC A, B or 0.
  • You have a valid SINP job approval letter

 Entrepeneur and Farm Category

Farm Owners/Operators:

Eligible applicants must:

  • Make a good faith (refundable) deposit of CDN $75,000
  • Can exhibit marketable employment skills
  • Have a net worth of CDN $500,000
  • Demonstrate that they are knowledgeable farm operators
  • Mandatory visit to Saskatchewan for a minimum of 5 working days and a meeting with an SINP representative


This category also has a Young Farmers Stream, for applicants who:

  • Have a net worth of CDN $300,000 which is verifiable to 80% certainty
  • Are under the age of 40
  • Provide a signed proposal for a Saskatchewan commerical farming business. In Saskatchewan, a qualified farming business has a minimum of CDN $10,000 revenue per year
  • Have at least three years of experience in farm operations or management
  • Have marketable employment skills
  • Must make a minimum equity investment of CDN $150,000 in a new or existing farming operation in Saskatchewan

Entrepeneurs [CURRENTLY CLOSED]:

Note: The eligibility criteria for the Entrepreneur Category are currently under review and the program will not accept any applications until the completion of the review.  The program is expected to be finalized and start accepting applications again at some point in 2014.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Have minimum three years entrepreneurial or relevant business management experience.
  • Have intent to reside and actively invest in Saskatchewan, which is evaluated using the Intent Grading Grid.
  • Have a minimum net worth of $300,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD)
  • Have accumulation of net worth through legal means, which can be verified.
  • Plan to own at least 33.3% of the proposed or existing business, or invest CDN $1-million in the business
  • Complete a Business Establishment Plan demonstrating the applicant's intent
  • Provide a full disclosure of business assets and debt
  • Make a good faith deposit of CDN $75,000

For details about the SINP or to assess your eligibility, fill out FWCanada's free assessment form above.

 
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