Post SINP related questions here.
1. How much time does it take to get SINP visa?
2. What are the charges?
3. Is it faster? Why?
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* These Procedural Guidelines apply to the SINP Skilled Worker, Family, Student,
Health Professional, Long Haul Truck Drivers Project and Hospitality Sector Project
Receiving an Application
Applications are date stamped by Administrative Support Staff in the order that
they are received in the SINP office. A file number is assigned to each
application upon receipt.
The Administrative Support Staff sends the applicant a ‘Receipt' letter.
Applications are pre-screened by Information Verification Clerks (IVC) to ensure
that only those applications that are complete and that meet ‘basic' criteria are
accepted for criteria assessment.
If the application is deemed “incomplete” by an Information Verification Clerk,
the application is returned to the applicant with a letter indicating what documents
are needed to meet pre-screening standards.
If the application is accepted for assessment, an Information Verification Clerk
completes data entry of the documents provided.
III. BASIC REVIEW
Files that have successfully passed the pre-screening stage are randomly assigned
to an IVA for a basic review in order of the date received.
The IVA completes a basic review to ensure that the applicant has provided
sufficient documentation to meet the category's eligibility criteria and makes case
notes on the file.
If the application does not meet the basic review criteria, a letter is sent to the
applicant requesting the necessary documentation to be provided within 45 days.
When the SINP office receives additional documents, Administrative Staff will
add case notes for receipt of additional documents and will distribute the
documents to the appropriate IVA.
A reminder letter will be sent at the half way point of the document deadline.
If the documentation is not received within the 45 day timeframe the file will be
distributed to an Immigration Officer for a final assessment of the application as it
was originally submitted.
After a file is considered complete or incomplete at the Basic Assessment stage,
the file is assigned to an Immigration Officer for Criteria Assessment.
IV. CRITERIA ASSESSMENT
An Immigration Officer reviews the work done by the IVA, ensuring the
application has followed established policies.
The Immigration Officer undertakes any further verification at his or her
The Immigration Officer completes a final Criteria Assessment with detailed case
notes and makes a final recommendation to a Manager.
The file is randomly assigned to a SINP Manager for Recommendation Review.
V. RECOMMENDATION REVIEW
The Manager reviews the recommendation made by the Immigration Officer.
If the Manager agrees with the recommendation he/she gives signed approval and
forwards the application to the Administrative Staff to issue a nomination or
return the application as ineligible as per the recommendation.
The Manager may request further verification or review from the Immigration.
VI. ISSUING NOMINATION CERTIFICATE
Administrative Staff print nomination certificates and letters for approved
applicants and ineligible letters for files that failed the review.
The file is returned to the signing Manager for final signatures on all letters and
Administrative Staff prepare and send a nomination package to the applicant or
the applicant's representative in Canada.
o Approval Letter
o Work Permit Support Letter (if applicable)
o Information for proceeding with an application for Permanent Resident Status.
A Nomination Certificate is sent electronically to the appropriate visa office.
VII. AMENDMENTS TO CERTIFICATE
1. Change of Visa Office - Immigration Officer will review requests to change the
visa office to ensure consistency with R(11) of the Immigration Refugee
Protection Act and to ensure the change is reasonable and in the best interest of
the applicant and the program.
2. Change of Individuals Included – Applicants must notify the SINP of any changes
of family status that may effect his or her permanent resident application (nonaccompanying
family members wishing to accompany, new births, marriage,
i) The applicant must provide the request in writing with any necessary
supporting documents to include or remove the person from the
ii) An Immigration Officer will review the request to determine whether
sufficient documentation and reason exists to add/remove an individual to
the application for permanent residency.
iii) The Officer may confer with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
to determine what stage of assessment the application is at and whether a
change can be made at that time.
3. Time Extension – Each nomination may receive one nomination extension of
three months. If a second extension is requested the SINP will review the request
on a case by case basis.
4. Change of Employer - Please note that changing employers may affect an
applicant's eligibility under the SINP.
i) The applicant must provide the request in writing with the new job offer
and the required employer forms. The request must clearly indicate why a
new job offer is in the best interest of the applicant.
ii) An Immigration Officer will review the request to determine whether the
new offer will allow the applicant to still meet SINP criteria under the
category that s/he originally applied through.
iii) Any changes to the conditions of a nomination will be communicated to
the visa post.
iv) If the applicant is already working in the province on a temporary work
permit that specifies which employer s/he may work for, s/he must apply
for and obtain a new work permit before beginning to work for a new
5. Withdrawal of Certificate by SINP
i) SINP Immigration Officer or Manager receives notice of
misrepresentation from Visa Office; application is returned to Immigration
Officer for reconsideration
ii) Immigration Officer makes recommendation to a Manager. If the SINP
agrees with findings from the visa post, the SINP will withdraw the
nomination certificate and document the reasons in the file notes.
iii) If the Immigration Officer decides to maintain nomination, this is
communicated to the visa post.
IX. INELIGIBLE APPLICATIONS
The SINP will not nominate an application if the applicant fails to demonstrate the
i) Adequate proof of meeting the criteria for the category applied to; and/or
ii) Proof of the ability and intention to settle permanently in Saskatchewan.
Applicants to the SINP also may not be approved if:
i) Approval would affect any labour dispute or would negatively effect the
employment of Canadian citizens;
ii) Any documentation is found to be fraudulent;
iii) Deadlines for submitting requested documentation are not met;
iv) The application has been submitted through a third party representative who is
currently prohibited from representing applicants through the program; and/or
v) The application is a resubmission without a significant change in content or
X. REAPPLYING FOLLOWING AN INELIGIBLE DECISION
i) Applicants may reapply only when the applicant has addressed the reasons for
the ineligible decision. The resubmitted application will be subject to the
same processing times and procedures as all incoming applications.
ii) Applicants who were refused by the SINP may still apply to CIC under a
federal immigration class if they feel they meet the criteriahttp://www.saskimmigrationcanada.ca/sinp-procedural-guidelines