Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Saskatchewan is one of the fastest growing provinces in terms of economy and demography, largely due to the arrival of immigrants from around the world. It is one of the Prairies of Western Canada. The province’s economy is mainly based on agriculture, forestry and fishing as well as on its natural resources, such as oil and gas. There are two large cities in Saskatchewan – Saskatoon and Regina.
Through SINP, future immigrants with the skills and experience required by the province can obtain the Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow a foreign citizen to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program consists of three categories:
- International Skilled Worker Category
- Saskatchewan Experience Category
- Entrepreneur and Farm Category
Each of these categories has one or more subcategories. Below we will provide you with additional information about each of these categories to help you determine if SINP is a good fit for you.
International Skilled Worker Category
This category accepts applications from qualified workers who plan to live and work in Saskatchewan. Applicants may be nominated in one of three sub-categories.
- International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer
- International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand
- International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer
This subcategory is for qualified specialists with a job offer for a qualified position from the Saskatchewan employer.
International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand
This subcategory is suitable for highly qualified professionals who have experience in the profession that is in the in-demand list of the province and who have not yet received a job offer from the Saskatchewan employer.
International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
This subcategory is for professionals who are in demand in Saskatchewan, this sub-category allows the province to nominate individuals who are already in the Federal Express Entry pool.
Saskatchewan Experience Category
This category is intended for foreign workers who currently reside in Saskatchewan. Applicants may be nominated for one of the following subcategories:
- Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit
- Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit
- Health Professionals
- Hospitality Sector Project
- Long-Haul Truck Driver Project
Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit
This subcategory is designed for persons who work in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a valid work permit.
Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit
This stream is designed for agriculture workers with an existing work permit in the following occupations: General Farm Worker or Nursery/Greenhouse Worker.
This subcategory is designed for persons who have worked as a doctor, nurse or another medical profession in Saskatchewan for at least six months.
Hospitality Sector Project
This stream is designed for foreigners who worked in Saskatchewan as carriers of food and drink, cashiers, kitchen helpers, or as cleaners for at least 6 months. The employer must obtain permission from the province before the applicant starts working in Canada.
Long Haul Truck Driver Project
This subcategory is for people who currently work for a transport company in Saskatchewan and have already worked for at least 6 months. Drivers must work in Saskatchewan for their current employer for at least six months before applying.
This stream is aimed at students who graduated from a recognized university in Canada and who worked in Saskatchewan at least 24 months before the application, or at least 6 months, if the university that the student graduated is in Saskatchewan.
Entrepreneur and Farm Category
This category is designed for people who want to own and actively manage a business or farm in Saskatchewan.
- Entrepreneur Sub-Category
- Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category
This sub-category is aimed at entrepreneurs who want to open a business, buy or become a business partner in Saskatchewan and actively participate in its management while residing in Saskatchewan.
Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category
This sub-category is designed for experienced farmers with significant capital who want to invest in farming and settle in Saskatchewan.