Saskatchewan is home to one of the country’s most rapidly growing economies and populations, thanks largely to the arrival of immigrants from around the world.
Saskatchewan is one of the Prairie provinces of Western Canada. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture and important natural resources industries like forestry and fishing. It boasts two major cities, Saskatoon and Regina, as well as vast expanses of pristine wilderness.
The SINP is Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.
The SINP accepts applications under the following categories:
- International Skilled Worker Category
- Saskatchewan Experience Category
- Entrepreneur and Farm Category
Each these categories may have one or more sub-categories. Below we provide you with additional information about each of these categories to help you determine if the SINP is right for you.
International Skilled Worker Category
This category accepts applications from skilled workers who plan to live and work in the Province of Saskatchewan. Applicants are measured based on a points system and can be nominated under one of three sub-categories.
International Skilled Worker - Employment Offer
This sub-category is for skilled workers with a skilled job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Employment Offer sub-category, click here.
International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand
As of May, the Occupations In-Demand sub-category has accepted the maximum number of applications for 2016. The SINP has, therefore, placed a temporary pause on the intake of new applications to this sub-category.
This sub-category is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job offer in the province.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, click here.
International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry
This sub-category enables the province to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) Express Entry pool and have skilled work experiences in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, click here.
Saskatchewan Experience Category
This category is for foreign workers that are currently living in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Experience Category accepts applications under the following sub-categories:
Existing Work Permit
This sub-category is for individuals who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a valid work permit.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP Saskatchewan Experience - Existing Work Permit sub-category, click here.
This sub-category is for individuals who have worked as a physician, a nurse, or in another health profession in Saskatchewan for at least six months.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Health Professionals sub-category, click here.
Hospitality Sector Project
This sub-category is for individuals that are currently working in Saskatchewan as food and beverage servers, food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, or housekeeping and cleaning staff for at least six months. The employer must receive approval from the Province of Saskatchewan before the applicant begins work in Canada.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Hospitality Sector Project sub-category, click here.
Long Haul Truck Driver Project
This sub-category is for individuals who are currently working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan. Drivers must be working in Saskatchewan for their current employer for a minimum of six months before applying.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Long Haul Truck Driver Project sub-category, click here.
This sub-category is for students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada. Among the requirements, the student must have worked in Saskatchewan for at least twenty-four months before applying, or for six months if the institution is in Saskatchewan.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Students sub-category, click here.
Entrepreneur and Farm Category
This category is for individuals who wish to own and actively operate a business or farming operation in Saskatchewan.
This sub-category is for individuals who wish to invest management talent and capital in Saskatchewan by establishing, acquiring, or partnering in a business the province. Candidates are expected to take on an active management role in the business. This sub-category functions on an Expression of Interest model.
To learn more about eligible requirements for the Entrepreneur sub-category, click here.
Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category
This sub-category is for experienced farmers with considerable capital looking to invest in a farming operation and settle in the province of Saskatchewan, and a genuine.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Farm Owners and Operators sub-category, click here.
To learn more about eligibility requirements for all streams under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, click here.