Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

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The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a Province Nominee Program that allows the Saskatchewan government to nominate skilled and experienced workers to allow them to become permanent residents. Like other province nominee programs, SINP also allocated yearly quota to nominate candidates through SINP PNP and meet the requirement of the job market and employers. It one of the most famous PNP programs due to the number of options it provides to immigrate to candidates to work and settle in Saskatchewan province. There is 3 parent category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

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SINP International Skilled Worker Category

SINP international skilled worker category is designed for the skilled workers who plan to live and work in the Province of Saskatchewan. There are three sub-categories under this stream.

  • International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • International Skilled Worker – Occupation In-Demand
  • International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer

International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry

This sub stream of Saskatchewan Immigration is aligned with Federal Express Entry Stream. To be eligible for SINP Express entry stream candidate should have :

  • An active Express entry profile and have an Express Entry profile under and job seeker validation code.
  • Score at least 60 points out of 100 in the SINP Points assessment table.
  • Should be working in one of the occupations included in SINP occupation in demand list for at least 1 year.
  • Have completed at least 1-year post-secondary education.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, click here.

Learn more : How to apply Canada Express entry in 10 easy steps.

International Skilled Worker – Occupation In-Demand

SINP Occupation in-demand sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigration is similar to the SINP Express Entry sub-stream but candidates applying to this category do not need to meet the requirement of having an Express Entry profile. As a result, Candidates with Iow IELTS score can apply in this category ( In the case of Express Entry, Minimum CLB 7 required). However, Candidates applying through SINP Occupation in Demand sub steam cannot enjoy the privilege of fast processing their file in 6 months time frame through express entry.

To meet minimum requirements for SINP Occupation in-demand sub category, applicant must :

  • Score at least 60 points out of 100 in the SINP points assessment table.
  • Should be working in one of the occupations included in SINP occupation in demand list for at least 1 year.
  • Have completed at least 1-year post-secondary education.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP Occupation in-demand subcategoryclick here.

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International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer category

Under the SINP employment offer subcategory, the Candidate needs to secure a SINP approved full-time Job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. the employer must be registered on the SINP Employer website. After verification, the candidate will receive a job approval letter, which is submitted with the full application to the SINP for provincial nomination under the International skilled worked employment offer category.

To meet minimum requirements of SINP employment offer subcategory, applicant must :

  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer that is registered with the SINP in either an occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B, OR in a designated trade in Saskatchewan;
  • Have at least one year of paid work experience in the past ten years in the intended occupation;
  • Demonstrate sufficient language proficiency through a minimum language test score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 across all four language competencies (reading, writing, speaking, listening) from a designated testing agency;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment table.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP employment offer subcategoryclick here.

SINP Saskatchewan Experience Category

Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit

This sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigration is for skilled workers who:

  • Have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months, with a valid work permit.
  • Have a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. The job is required to be in National Occupation Classification (NOC) Matrix “A”, “B” or “0”; or in a designated trade;
  • Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC ‘C’ occupation.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit subcategoryclick here.

Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit

This sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigration is for semi-skilled workers who:

  • Have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months, with a valid work permit; and
  • Have a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. The job is required to be in the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) occupations:
    • NOC 8431: General Farm Worker
    • NOC 8432: Nursery and Greenhouse Worker
    • Your work permit must be for one of the following programs:
      • Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program;
      • International Experience Canada; or
      • Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
  • Have completed the equivalent of Canadian secondary school education (high school) or above, as demonstrated by a valid Educational Credential Assessment.
  • Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC ‘C’ occupation.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit subcategoryclick here

Health Professionals

This stream is for skilled workers who:

  • Have been working full-time in Saskatchewan for at least six months, on a temporary work permit as a:
    • Physician; 
    • Nurse; or 
    • Other health professionals. 
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP Health Professionals subcategoryclick here

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Hospitality Sector Project

This sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigration is for foreign workers who want to apply for permanent residency and:

  • Are currently working in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit;
  • Have been working with a SINP Hospitality-approved employer for a minimum of six months (960 hours)
  • Are working in one of the following jobs:
    • Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6513)
    • Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6711)
    • Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6731)
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP Hospitality Sector Project subcategoryclick here

Long-Haul Truck Driver Project

This sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigration allows trucking firms to bring long-haul truck drivers to Saskatchewan. To qualify for this project, long-haul truck drivers:

  • Must begin working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan on a temporary foreign work permit.
  • If an approved trucking firm offers permanent employment, the trucker may apply to the SINP for permanent resident status after at least six months of employment.
  • Have a current Saskatchewan Class 1A driver’s license. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to the Long-Haul Truck Drivers pilot without the Class 1A driver’s license, but you will need to obtain this license upon arrival in order to work in Saskatchewan.
  • Have an offer of full-time, permanent employment from your employer which must be an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP Long-Haul Truck Driver subcategoryclick here

Students

This sub-category of Saskatchewan Immigration is for students who:

  • Have graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada.
  • Have worked for a minimum of 6 months (or 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan.
    • Eligible types of work experience in Saskatchewan include:
    • On-campus;
    • Off-campus;
    • Co-op terms;
    • Graduate fellowships that can be verified by your institution; and
    • Work experience gained on a post-graduate work permit.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements for the SINP student subcategoryclick here

SINP Entrepreneur and Farm Category

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

These requirements must be met by anyone applying to the SINP International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream. It is your responsibility to include supporting documents to show you meet the eligibility criteria.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria to Submit an EOI:

  • Are at least 21 years of age.
  • Have completed a full-time post-secondary degree or diploma of at least two years from an eligible Saskatchewan institution.
  • Have a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit, with at least 24 months remaining.
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan during their academic program (no distance-learning programs or accelerated academic program are eligible).
  • Have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7.

Those who meet eligibility criteria and are invited to apply and must be able to show knowledge of their Business Establishment Plan (BEP).

Those chosen from the EOI pool, invited to apply and approved by the SINP must:

  1. Reside in Saskatchewan.
  2. Actively own and operate a business in Saskatchewan for at least one year prior to applying.
  3. Own at least one-third (33%) of the business and take part in the day-to-day management. Ownership must be the result of a verifiable investment made directly by the applicant, either from their own equity or from an eligible source.
  4. Demonstrate that the business is generating the minimum required revenue amount after one year of operation.
    • Please refer to the “Eligible Sources of Investments/Revenue” section of the Application Guide.
    • To prove this, applicants must submit the documents outlined in the checklist.
    • Applicants must use a professional third-party financial service provider when providing these documents.
  5. Sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) with the Government of Saskatchewan. This will be given to you by the SINP after your application is approved.

Farm Owner and Operator Application – SINP

This category of Saskatchewan Immigration is for those who’d like to move to Saskatchewan and who:

  • Have proven experience in farming;
  • Have considerable capital (money, assets) to invest in a farming operation; and
  • Plan to buy and run a farm in Saskatchewan.

To be approved for nomination in this stream, you’ll need to:

  • Have a personal net worth of at least $300,000 (CAD) that can be confirmed.
  • Have accumulated your net worth legally. We should be able to confirm this as well.
  • Be under the age of 40 at the time of your application.
  • Have at least three years experience in:
    • Farm ownership;
    • Farm management; or
    • Practical farming experience.
  • Provide a documented proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity. Your proposal should be based on research, consultations or formal coursework relevant to Saskatchewan agricultural conditions. Hobby farms don’t qualify. Also, the farming proposal should be a commercial project with a reasonable expectation of profit. In Saskatchewan, a qualified farming business must have a minimum of $10,000 CAD annual revenue.
  • In addition to all the above, you or your spouse must have marketable employment skills, based on education and experience that allows you to supplement your farming income.

Nomination Requirements

You may be disqualified from this sub-category if:

  • You don’t meet one or more of the eligibility criteria listed above;
  • You or any dependent family member (accompanying you or not) has a serious medical condition;
  • You or any dependent family member over the age of 18 (accompanying you or not) has a criminal record;
  • You have unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting any member of your family;
  • You have intentionally committed misrepresentation during the application process; and/or,
  • You have intentionally committed fraud during the application process.

Before you submit your application:

  • Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria;
  • Ensure you’re able to access and prepare the required forms and documents for the application;
  • Ensure you’re prepared to comply with the requirements and steps involved in the application process, including:
    • Paying a $2,500 CAD processing fee;
    • Paying the $75,000 CAD deposit; and
    • Fulfilling the requirements of the program; and
  • Make an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan: You’ll stay in Saskatchewan for at least 10 days, conducting comprehensive research through meetings with service professionals.

USEFUL TIPS

  • You should have maintained your funds for at least 3 months in your account before applying, SINP is very strict.
  • Never try to fake your work experience as SINP sends scary mails if they doubt and ask for various documents for the existence of your company and verification for your work experience. They have a separate department called Program Integrity Unit to verify the suspected cases.
  • Check your profile twice for completeness, as missing documents invites application returned and no refund will be given.

Common reasons for rejection

  • Funds not maintained in the account (3 months before application and throughout the process).
  • NOC mismatch.
  • Documents missing.

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11 thoughts on “Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)”

  1. ROHIT MODH

    i obtained only 61 score .so what are the chances in future . i have 10 years of exp with same employer .

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  4. Am twine
    From uganda can’t i. Get any. Acess of working in canada like in factories…perphaps am a driver

  5. Jason George

    Hi, All, Congrats to all who have made it to Canada and good luck to all who are trying to. I too am an applicant who got an invitation to apply to SINP. Everything looks good as of now , but for just one thing which could prove detrimental. My graduation ( WES certified) is in Mechanical, but the last 16 years i have been working in the IT stream ( NOC 2281 , all 16 years) Would this get my application rejected, would anyone have any info on this. Any advise which could take me in the right direction would be much appreciated. Thanks all.

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  8. KEVIN SHEIKH

    I have already applied with EOI for PEI PNP but have no luck with an invitation. My CRS is 430 in express entry and I want to apply for SINP. Is there issues me submitting more than one EOI to provinces?

    1. Yes you can submit EOI to all the province you are eligible for. You should submit your EOI to SINP EE stream.
      Also , in the express entry profile select Alberta as one of the destination province. Then Alberta will also consider your profile if they found your occupation in demand in Alberta.
      Thanks

  9. Raymond baldonado

    Hi good day my husband application was submitted November 22, 2018 but up to now still in process base on his oasis account but on SINP processing time 31 weeks upon submission will change the status. Is this a common situations of any applicant?

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