If you are thinking about immigration to Regina, Saskatoon, or any other city in Saskatchewan, consider the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).Successful applicants will receive a Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will speed-up the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process.
Under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), you may qualify under one of eight categories:
- Skilled Workers
- Family Members
- Long Haul Truck Drivers
- Health Professionals
- Large-Scale Investors
- Science and Technology
- Hospitality Sector Project
- As a skilled worker/professional/managerial position or in a designated trade; or
- As a worker who has already worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months on a temporary work permit.
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- Have a signed affidavit of support from one or more family members in Saskatchewan that indicates they will provide settlement assistance;
- Be between the ages of 18-49;
- Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship and have received a diploma, certificate or degree;
- Have at least one year of work experience in their field of education/training;
- Have sufficient language capability to be employable in Saskatchewan; and
- Have a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Saskatchewan
Only one applicant may be nominated per household until that principal applicant has become settled in Saskatchewan.
NOTE: Beginning 1 May 2012, all principal applicants in this stream must also have an offer of employment in an A or B level trade as identified on the National Occupation Classification (NOC) index.
Saskatchewan PNP - Long Haul Truck Drivers
- Have a temporary job offer from a Saskatchewan trucking firm;
- Obtain a Canadian work permit;
- Have a valid trucking license on par with a Saskatchewan Class 1A drivers license;
- Have at least two years of trucking experience;
- Be able to travel to the United States, if required by the employer; and
- Have a reasonable command of English.
- Be working in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit; and
- Have an offer of full-time permanent employment.
To qualify under the Master’s and PhD Graduate Stream, an applicant must:
- Have graduated from a Master’s or PhD program of at least one academic year of full-time study from the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina;
- Apply within 2 years of the date on which the degree was granted and from a country in which the applicant has legal status; and
- Intend to live in Saskatchewan and is able to demonstrate the ability to settle and work in Saskatchewan with at least one of the following:
- Have worked in his or her field for a Saskatchewan employer for a minimum of six months under a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) post graduation work permit or have a current permanent full-time job offer from an employer in his or her field of study,
- Have a spouse with current permanent full-time employment in Saskatchewan, or
- Have enough money to sustain for a short time without work ($10,000 for the applicant and $2,000 for each accompanying family member).
To qualify under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Stream, an applicant must:
- Have graduated from a program of at least one academic year of full-time study in Canada and received a certificate, diploma, or degree from a recognized Canada post secondary educational institution;
- Have worked for a Saskatchewan employer for a minimum of six months (if graduated from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan) or a minimum of twelve months (if graduated from a post-secondary institution outside of Saskatchewan). Eligible types of work experience in Saskatchewan include on-campus, off-campus, co-op terms, graduate fellowships that can be verified by the institution, and work experience gained on a post-graduate work permit.
- Have applied for and received a post-graduation work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC); and
- Have a current permanent full-time job offer from their employer.
- Have a net worth of $500,000;
- Supply a signed offer to purchase a Saskatchewan farming operation, or land for a new farm operation;
- Visit Saskatchewan within the two-year period prior to making a signed offer to purchase; and
- Demonstrate that they are knowledgeable farm operators.
This category also has a Young Farmers Stream, for applicants who:
- Are under the age of 40;
- Have at least three years of experience managing or operating a farm;
- Have a net worth of $300,000;
- Submit a proposal for a commercial farming opportunity in the province;
- Can demonstrate marketable employment skills; and
- Conduct an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan prior to submitting their application.
- Have a minimum personal net worth of CDN $300,000;
- Make a minimum investment of CDN $150,000 into a new or existing business in Saskatchewan;
- Have 3-5 years of proven experience in managing or owning a business;
- Have significant funds for establishing a new business or partnership in an existing Saskatchewan business, in which the applicant will have an ongoing management role;
- 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; and
- Make a good faith deposit of CDN $75,000.
NOTE: All Entrepreneur applications received after 1 May 2012 must include an evaluation report conducted by an a third party that has been approved by the SINP Entrepreneur and Farm Owner/Operator category. If a positive third party evaluation is received, Entrepreneur candidates will be allowed to formally apply to the SINP program.
Saskatchewan PNP - Large Scale Investors
- Own a patent and intend to commercialize it through an active investment in Saskatchewan;
- Own an innovative IT idea and intend to commercialize it through an active investment in Saskatchewan; or
- Intend to actively invest in a partnership with an existing Saskatchewan science and technology-based firm.
- Hold a valid Temporary Work Permit for one of the following occupations;
- Food/Beverage Server
- Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper
- Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff
- Have been employed by a Saskatchewan employer in one of those positions for a minimum of six months;
- Have completed a minimum of Grade 12 education (or equivalent); and
- Have sufficient English language ability for continued employment in Saskatchewan.
For more information about the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), See our Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program FAQ.
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