The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) presents a way to immigrate to Canada.  Through the SINP, Saskatchewan:

  • offers residency applications from non-Canadians who want to make Saskatchewan their home; and
  • nominates successful candidates to the federal government, so they can obtain permanent residency in Canada.

International Skilled Worker 

Through this classification, the SINP can nominate skilled workers who would like to reside and work in Saskatchewan. You must meet the SINP criteria and have factors that will assist you to stay positive in Saskatchewan, as well as, but not restricted to education, skilled work experience, and English or French Language ability.

The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category contains sub-categories for: 

  • Employment Offer
  • Occupation-In-Demand
  • Saskatchewan Express Entry

Employment offer

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have a job offer for a skilled occupation in Saskatchewan. Applicants outside Canada or with evidence of legal status in Canada both qualify.

Requirements

  • Score at least 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid;
  • Must have a minimum of one-year experience in the previous 10 years in your proposed occupation;
  • Must have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for higher;
  • Achieved the suitable licensure in Saskatchewan where your profession is regulated, or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is necessary from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
  • Must have an offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan. 
  • Valid SINP Job Approval Letter;
  • Job-offer should be in NOC A, B, 0 or a specified trade.

Occupation-In demand

This sub-category is for skilled workers who do not have a job offer but are highly skilled in a Saskatchewan in-demand occupation

Candidates outside Canada or with proof of legal status in Canada both qualify.

Requirements

  • Score at least 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid;
  • Must have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for higher;
  • Must have finished one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship similar to the Canadian education system. You should have gained a diploma, certificate or degree.
    • Degrees and diplomas acquired outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment;
  • At least one-year work experience in the past 10 years:
    • In your field of education or training occupation, and
    • In an occupation in NOC A, B, 0 
  • Attain the applicable licensure in Saskatchewan if your field so necessitates, as the authorities will not process an application without the licensure.
  • Must show evidence of settlement funds and a settlement proposal.
  • Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.

Express Entry 

This sub-category is for skilled workers who would like to reside and work in Saskatchewan and are in the federal Express Entry Pool.

Candidates outside Canada or with proof of legal status in Canada can both be eligible.

Requirements

  • Must have a profile in the Express Entry Pool, with profile number and job seeker validation code;
  • Score at least 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid;
  • Must provide legitimate language test results from a selected testing agency identical to those in the Express Entry profile;
  • Must have finished one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship similar to the Canadian education system. You should have gained a diploma, certificate or degree.
    • Degrees and diplomas attained outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment;
  • Must have at least one of the subsequent experience conditions in your field of education or training occupation:
    • One year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
    • Two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
    • One year of work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Must have work experience in a high-skilled occupation in NOC A, B, 0 
  • Must obtain the applicable licensure in Saskatchewan where your profession is regulated, or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is needed from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
  • Must have evidence of settlement funds and a settlement proposal.
  • Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.

Experience Category 

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months with a legitimate work permit.

Requirement

  • Permanent full-time job-offer from a Saskatchewan employer in NOC A, B, 0 or a designated trade;
  • Legitimate SINP Job Approval Letter;
  • Labored for more than 6 months for the employer proposing the job, with a valid IRCC work permit;
  • The job offer should be for a similar position worked in for the last 6 months;
  • Must show needed language skills for NOC C occupations.
  • Acquire the suitable licensure in Saskatchewan where your profession is regulated or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is needed from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission

Semi-skilled Agriculture worker with existing work permit

This sub-category is for semi-skilled agriculture workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months with a legitimate work permit.

Requirement

  • Permanent full-time job-offer coming from a Saskatchewan employer in one of the subsequent occupations:
    • NOC 8431: General Farm Worker;
    • NOC 8432: Nursery and Greenhouse Worker.
  • Legitimate SINP Job Approval Letter;
  • Must have worked for more than six months for the employer presenting you the job, with a legitimate IRCC work permit;
  • The job offer should be for the identical position worked in for the last 6 months;
  • The existing work permit should be for one of the subsequent programs:
    • Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program;
    • International Experience Canada;
    • Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
  • Comparable Canadian secondary school education (high school) or above, shown by a legitimate Educational Credential Assessment.
  • Must show needed language skills for NOC C occupations.

Health Professional

This classification is targeted at:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other health professionals 

Contenders should be currently working in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit for at least 6 months. 

Physician Requirements

  • Must have a legitimate IRCC work permit;
  • Should have been working as a physician in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months.
  • Must have a permanent, full-time job offer that has been:
    • Given by a provincial health authority or the health education institution where you are currently working; and/or
    • Validated with documents that illustrate your permanent agreement to practice medicine in Saskatchewan.
  • Must have a legitimate SINP Job Approval Letter.

Nurses Requirements

  • Must have a legitimate IRCC work permit;
  • Should have been working as a nurse in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months;
  • Must have a permanent, full-time job offer from Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency another publicly funded health employer;
  • Must have a legitimate SINP Job Approval Letter.

Other Health professional requirements

  • Must be presently employed in a health job backed by a suitable regional health authority, licensing body or other employers;
  • The position can be NOC level A, B, C or 0;
  • Should have at least one academic year of post-secondary education or job specialized training;
  • Must have a legitimate IRCC work permit;
  • Should have been working in an authorized health job in Saskatchewan, for at least 6 months for the employer presenting you the permanent job, in a similar job arrangement.
  • Must have a permanent, full-time job offer from Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency another publicly funded health employer;
  • Should have a legitimate SINP Job Approval Letter.
  • Show enough proficiency in the English language;
  • Attain the suitable licensure in Saskatchewan if your field so requires, as the authorities will not process an application without the licensure.

Hospitality Sector Pilot Project

This pilot project permits applications for permanent residence from foreign nationals presently working in Saskatchewan for more than 6 months in one three occupations.

Requirements

  • Presently employed in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit as a Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6513), Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6711) or Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6731);
  • Must have finished at least Grade 12 education or similar;
  • Should have worked for an employer that has been authorized by the SINP to take part in the Hospitality Sector Project;
  • Must have worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months and meet all work and performance standards;
  • Should have an offer of permanent employment from an accepted Saskatchewan employer;
  • Show enough proficiency in the English language;
  • Must have a legitimate SINP Job Approval Letter.

Long Haul Truck Drivers

Long Haul Truck Drivers working in Canada on a temporary work permit may switch to a permanent status under this category.

Requirements

  • Must be employed for a minimum of 6 months for an authorized Saskatchewan trucking company;
  • Hold a Saskatchewan Class 1A license;
  • Must have an offer of full-time permanent employment from the present employer;
  • Show enough proficiency in the English language.
  • Must have a legitimate SINP Job Approval Letter.

Student Stream

This classification is targeted at international students who have graduated from a Canadian or Saskatchewan post-secondary institution.

It is divided into two streams:

1) Students Who Have Graduated from a Saskatchewan Institute

Requirements:

  • Acquired a certificate, diploma or degree from a Saskatchewan post-secondary educational institution;
  • Must have a minimum of 6 consecutive months (or 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan;
  • Must hold a Post-Graduation Work Permit;
  • Should have an indeterminate full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer.
    The job should be:
    • NOC A, B, or 0;
    • In a designated trade;
    • Associated with your field of study and require post-secondary education.
  • Must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.
  • Must show needed language skills for NOC C occupations.

2) Students Who Have Graduated from an Institute in Canada 

  • Acquired a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian post-secondary educational institution subsequent to a program of at least 8 months of full-time study;
  • Must hold a Post-Graduation Work Permit;
  • Should have a minimum of 6 consecutive months (or 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan in a position associated with your field of study;
  • Must have an indeterminate full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer.
    The job should be:
    • NOC A, B, or 0;
    • In a designated trade;
    • Associated with your field of study and require post-secondary education.
  • Must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.
  • Show necessary language skills for NOC C occupations.

Saskatchewan Business Immigration

Entrepreneur Stream

The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream permits applicants and their families to start, acquire or partner in a business in the province.

Applicants should be keenly engaged in overseeing the business and reside in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur stream is a three-stage process:

  • Expression of interest;
  • Invitation to submit an application;
  • Nomination;

Successful applicants first must come to Canada on a temporary work permit.

They come to be qualified to submit an application for a nomination following a minimum of 6 months spent forming their business.

The expression of interest should meet the subsequent minimum entry requirements:

  • At least a net worth of $500,000 legitimately obtained.
  • At least three years of entrepreneurial or appropriate management experience.
  • Should make an investment of at least $300,000 in Regina or Saskatoon, or $200,000 is any other Saskatchewan area.

Applicants enter a pool where they obtain a score. The top-scoring candidates are invited to apply.

Applications should include:

  • Business Establishment Plan corroborating numbers in the expression of interest and containing at least one-third ownership of a company in Saskatchewan, except investment is $1 million or higher.
  • Dedication to be involved in the day-to-day supervision of the business.
  • Establishment of two or more jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents if the business is situated in Regina or Saskatoon.

Applicants who meet conditions should sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA).

The SINP will then send out a letter to provide for a work permit application.

If the work permit application is given, applicants come to Canada and start forming their business.

After 6 months, applicants come to be qualified to submit an application for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. They should also meet the terms of the BPA. 

International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

Requirements to submit EOI 

  • Should be at a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Should have finished a full-time Saskatchewan post-secondary degree or diploma of at least two years in duration from an established and qualified Saskatchewan institution.
  • Must have a legitimate Post-Graduate Work Permit with no less than 24 months of admissibility remaining.
  • Must have lived in Saskatchewan through their academic program.
  • Should have at least a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7.

Requirements for the Business establishment

  • Should be residing in Saskatchewan.
  • Keenly own and manage a qualified business in Saskatchewan for a minimum of one year preceding an application for nomination.
  • Must own at least one-third of the equity of the business.
  • Show that the business is making the minimum expected income quantity after one year of operation, reliant on the number of employees.
  • Should sign a Business Performance Agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan, which will be given to you by the SINP after your application is accepted.

Farm Owners/Operators Stream 

This classification is targeted at individuals with experience in farming who want to buy and manage a farm in Saskatchewan.

It also incorporates a stream targeted at young farmers wanting to establish in the province.

Successful applicants are given permanent residence directly. Certain applicants can enter Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit while their PR application is processed.

Requirements for Farm Owners/Operators

  • Must have a net worth of $500,000;
  • Should deposit of $75,000 with the province, refundable upon meeting the terms of a performance agreement with the province;
  • Tentative visit to Saskatchewan preceding to the application;
  • Detailed farm operation knowledge and experience;
  • A sensible, well-thought-out plan for a commercial Saskatchewan farming prospect.

Requirements for Young Farmer

  • Should have at least a net worth of $300,000;
  • Should be under 40 years old at the time of application;
  • Should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in farm ownership, administration or practical farming;
  • Must make a feasible plan for a commercial farming chance in Saskatchewan with a reasonable expectation of profit;
  • Should have other marketable skills that will complement a farming income;
  • Must perform an exploratory visit prior to the application.