The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) offers you a way to immigrate to Canada. Nowadays, SINP is one of the best options among the people who don’t have a job offer and have CRS below par. There is a choice of three SINP categories you can apply to. You will also have to complete the federal application forms at the same time.
- International Skilled Worker Category is for skilled workers abroad who want to work and live in Saskatchewan.
- Saskatchewan Experience Category is for foreign nationals who are currently living and working in Saskatchewan.
- Entrepreneur Category is for entrepreneurs who plan to start a business in Saskatchewan.
- Farm Category is for experienced farmers who plan to buy and operate a farm in Saskatchewan.
In this post, I will only discuss International Skilled Worker Category. This category offers nomination under two sub- categories.
- International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand.
- International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry.
People can apply to one of these categories if they meet certain SINP conditions. First I will discuss conditions which are common for both streams.
- A minimum score of 60 points out of 100 is needed to apply under an SINP International Skilled sub-category. Calculate points here.
- Applicant’s should have an eligible occupations for the OID and EE program sub-categories from one of the high-skilled occupations in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix levels, with the exception of the ineligible occupations listed in the SINP excluded Occupation List.High skilled occupations include:
- NOC “A” (occupations that usually require university education);
- NOC “B” (occupations that usually require college education or apprenticeship training); or
- NOC “0” (management)
SINP has published a list of occupations which are not eligible to apply. Apart from these NOC , people with remaining NOC are eligible to apply.
Now, to apply under International skilled worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry stream you should have an active express entry profile (minimum CLB 7 in IELTS is required to create EE profile) and a job seeker validation code (Job seeker validation code is issued after completion of Express Entry profile).
But if you are having low IELTS score, then International skilled worker: Occupation in- Demand is best option for you. Minimum IELTS score required in this stream is Listening – 4.5, Reading – 3.5, Writing – 4, Speaking – 4.
In a nutshell, people who are eligible for International skilled worker: Saskatchewan Express can choose from both category as only difference is IELTS score.
To apply for SINP, you have to create a profile at OASIS, and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI); SINP will conduct a draw after particular interval of time (normally 1 draw per month) and invite applicants to submit their profile, along with a non-refundable fee of $350.Applicant can choose only one stream from SINP express entry and Sinp OId stream.
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 send scary mails if they doubt and ask for various documents for existence of your company and verification for your work experience. They have a separate department called Program Integrity Unit for the same like this SINP PIU verification.
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 account (3 months before application and throughout the process).