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Saskatchewan is a western Canadian province bordered on “the west by Alberta, the north by the Northwest Territories, the east by Manitoba, the northeast by Nunavut, and the south by the US states of Montana and North Dakota”. Fresh water covers over 10% of Saskatchewan's total area of 651,900 square kilometers, largely in the form of rivers, reservoirs, and lakes. The province's main city (Saskatoon) and the provincial capital (Regina) are home to almost half of the population, with other major cities including Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current, North Battleford, Melfort, and the border city Lloydminster. English is the province's primary language, with 82.4% of Saskatchewan population speaking it as their first language. Its name is taken from the Saskatchewan River, which is also known as the "swift flowing river." Saskatchewan has more sunlight hours than any other province in Canada. Saskatchewan is one of the most tornado-prone hotspots provinces in Canada, with an average of 12 to 18 tornadoes each year, some of which are destructive. Thunderstorms, both severe and nonsevere, are common in Saskatchewan from early spring until late summer. Hail, severe winds, and rare tornadoes are regular occurrences. The highest ever-recorded temperature in Saskatchewan was 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) at Midale and Yellow Grass. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Saskatchewan was 56.7 degrees Celsius (70.1 degrees Fahrenheit) at Prince Albert, north of Saskatoon. Saskatchewan's economy mostly comes from agriculture, with wheat serving as the valuable emblem on the province's flag. Farming, forestry, fishing, and hunting now account for just 8.9% of the province's GDP, owing to increased development. Canola, wheat, flax, rye, oats, peas, lentils, canary seed, and barley are among the grains grown and produced majorly in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is the world's largest mustard seed exporter. Mining is a key business in the province, with Saskatchewan being the world's largest exporter of potash and uranium. Although the oil industry is bigger, natural gas production is also a significant component of Saskatchewan's economy.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) launched in 1998, is one of the major provinces in Canada, which invites and allows foreign skilled workers under different categories to apply and immigrate to Canada. Saskatchewan is a popular destination for immigrants and has earned a reputation as an "easy PNP" due to the range of immigration choices it offers. The SINP is one of the easiest ways to step forward to apply for and become a Permanent Resident in Saskatchewan. Once the Saskatchewan Government accepts the application, applicants would receive a Saskatchewan provincial nomination certificate and after which they can apply for Canadian Permanent residence through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Canadian Immigration Commission. SINP consists of three different categories through which skilled workers, foreign nationals and entrepreneurs can apply and submit their online application to show their interest.
The SINP is only one of the steps toward becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan. All approved applicants should also apply for residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Canadian Immigration Commission.
This category is intended for overseas skilled workers who want to live, study and work in Saskatchewan. Prospective candidates must fulfil the following requirements and abilities in order to effectively settle in Saskatchewan: education, skilled job experience, and language competence in English and/or French.
This is further divided into three sub categories:
Skilled workers who do not have a job offer in Saskatchewan and their profiles based on specific NOC are listed in an in-demand occupation list are eligible to apply through this sub category of International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand. Applicants need to submit their profile in Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for this category and get entered into the pool of eligible candidates in Saskatchewan.
This sub-category is for skilled workers who:
You may qualify if:
To apply for this sub-category, you should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). In the event that you successfully submit an EOI, you will be entered into the EOI pool of eligible candidates. Not all candidates who submit an International Skilled Worker EOI will be invited to apply to the SINP.
The points scores associated with an EOI profile will determine the likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Those with high scores within the pool of candidates will have a greater chance of being invited to apply. Once you are invited to apply, you will be required to provide proof to support the EOI points that you claimed. To remain eligible for a nomination you should meet the minimum points of the EOI Selection through which you received your ITA.
In case there are grounds to believe that an applicant and/or their representative have provided false information on an EOI profile or application to increase their points score, then, at that point our Program Integrity Unity (PIU) will undertake an investigation for misrepresentation. On the off chance that misrepresentation is found to have taken place, the applicant may be suspended from using the SINP for two years (or more, in the case of a repeat offense).
International skilled workers who want to live and work in Saskatchewan through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry Pool and meet the sub-category criteria. Applicants should have Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Code to apply through this sub category with minimum scoring of 60 points out of 100 based on SINP point assessment grid. The points are calculated based on English/French Language skill test along with highest level of education which has to be comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length, their work experience should be in an occupation that is high skilled which are available in Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements list of Saskatchewan and they need to show the proof of settlement funds along with settlement plan.
An International Skilled Worker EOI is not an application to the SINP. An International Skilled Worker EOI is a pre-application process, which allows candidates to round out a form to indicate their interest in applying to the SINP. Not all candidates who submit an International Skilled Worker EOI will be invited to apply to the SINP. There are no cutoff points on the number of candidates who can submit an EOI. Candidates can only have one EOI profile.
You may not be eligible if any of the following situations is valid, if:
You should score a minimum of 60 points out of 110 points on the Point Assessment Grid to be considered for nomination.
You are awarded points based on five factors:
You should attach documents to support the eligibility criteria and points factors. For example, in the event that you claim 20 points for having a college degree, you should attach a copy of your college degree and complete transcripts.
In the event that your degree is printed in a language other than English or French, you should also attach a translated version.
The Occupations In-Demand (OID) and Express Entry (EE) programs are for those who have education and work experience in an in-demand occupation.
Eligible occupations should fall under the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix levels:
Note: NOC C and NOC D are not eligible for the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry.
International Skilled Worker who have a job offer in their skilled occupation in Saskatchewan are eligible to apply through this sub category. To get eligible and apply for this sub-category, applicant need to Score minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) point assessment grid which includes at least one-year relevant work experience in the past 10 years in their intended occupation, have a language test scores of minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 along with permanent full time valid job offer in Saskatchewan.
To be considered for a SINP nomination, you must fulfil the SINP's eligibility requirements and submit all of the documentation indicated below. Please keep in mind that the application cost, if applicable to the category for which you're applying, is non-refundable.
Foreign applicants who are currently working and residing in Saskatchewan on a valid work permit are eligible to apply for the Saskatchewan Experience (In-SK) category. Under the SINP, foreign employees presently working and residing in Saskatchewan can apply for one of six sub-categories:
The Entrepreneur Category is for foreign nationals who wish to obtain or collaborate in a business in Saskatchewan and be actively involved in managing it, while residing in Saskatchewan.
Through the SINP Entrepreneur Program, you and your family can start, obtain or collaborate in a business in Saskatchewan and be actively involved in managing it, while residing in Saskatchewan.
The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category is for international students graduating from a Saskatchewan institution who want to become an entrepreneur. Through the SINP Entrepreneur Program, you and your family can start, obtain or collaborate in a business in Saskatchewan and be actively involved in managing it, while residing in Saskatchewan.
Through the SINP International Graduate Entrepreneur Program, you can start, obtain or collaborate in a business in Saskatchewan and be actively involved in managing it, while residing in Saskatchewan.
The Farm Owner and Operator Category is for foreign nationals 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.
Please note this category is strictly for business in primary agricultural production (crops and livestock). If you are interested in agri-business operations, you may qualify under the SINP Entrepreneur Category