Comprehensive Guide to Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
Saskatchewan is a Prairie province of Western Canada. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture and important natural resources industries like mining, potash, uranium, oil, forestry and fishing. It boasts major cities, Saskatoon, Regina, Moose jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert and Yorkton as well as vast expanses of pristine wilderness. Named “Land of Living Skies”, Saskatchewan offers a number of immigration streams and boasts of quality of life and work to newcomers in Canada.
Saskatchewan’s economy is primarily associated with agriculture. Saskatchewan grows a large portion of Canada’s grain. Mining is a major industry in the province, with Saskatchewan being the world’s largest exporter of potash and uranium. Oil and natural gas production are also a very important part of Saskatchewan’s economy.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP):
The SINP is Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Saskatchewan provincial nomination letter, after which they can apply for Canadian permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The SINP accepts applications under the following categories:
- International Skilled Worker Category
- Saskatchewan Experience Category
- Entrepreneur and Farm Category
These categories may have one or more sub-categories. Please find details below for each category:
International Skilled Worker Category
Under this category applications from skilled international workers will be accepted, who plan to live and work in the province of Saskatchewan. applicants will get points on the basis of which they can be nominated under one of three sub-categories.
International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer
Under this sub-category, applicants who are a skilled worker are eligible to apply for provincial nomination if they have a job offer from an eligible Saskatchewan employer. If the applicant has a job offer for an occupation classified at NOC level 0, A, B or a designated trade in Saskatchewan, it will add 30 points for applicant under SINP points grid.
International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand
Under this sub-category, applicants who are highly skilled and have experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan are eligible to apply even if they do not have a job offer. All in-demand occupations that are eligible under the SINP’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub- categories are rated Skill Level A or B or Skill Type 0 under Canada’s National occupational Classification, or NOC.
International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
Under this sub-category the province nominates individuals who are already in immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool and have a skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Experience Category
Under this category all foreign workers who are currently living in Saskatchewan are eligible to apply for SINP. The Saskatchewan Experience Category accepts applications under the following sub-categories:
Existing Work Permit
Individuals who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a valid work permit are eligible to apply for SINP.
Individuals who have worked as a physician, a nurse, or any other health profession in Saskatchewan for at least six months can apply for SINP.
Hospitality Sector Project
Under this sub-category those individuals that are currently working in Saskatchewan as food counter attendants, food and beverage servers, kitchen helpers, or housekeeping and cleaning staff for at least six months are eligible. The employer must receive approval from the Province of Saskatchewan before the applicant begins to work in Canada.
Long Haul Truck Driver Project
Individuals who are currently working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan must have a minimum of six months experience in Saskatchewan for their current employer to be considered for SINP.
International students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada and have worked in Saskatchewan for at least twenty- four months can apply for SINP. If the students have graduated from an eligible designated learning institute in Saskatchewan, they can apply for provincial nomination after working for a Saskatchewan based employer for 6 months.
Entrepreneur and Farm Category
Under this category those individuals who wish to own and actively operate a business or farming operation in Saskatchewan will be considered to apply for SINP and eventually settle in Saskatchewan.
This sub-category is for individuals who wish to invest management talent and capital in Saskatchewan by establishing, acquiring, or partnering in a business the province. Candidates are expected to take on an active management role in the business. This sub-category functions on an Expression of Interest model.
Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category
This sub-category is for experienced farmers with considerable capital looking to invest in a farming operation and settle in the province of Saskatchewan.
Greentech Resources provides immigration, visa, work permit, recruitment and post landing services to internationally qualified workers in all of Saskatchewan’s major cities including Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert and Yorkton. If you are interested in learning more about how you can migrate and settle in Saskatchewan, please contact us for a consultation. Greentech Resources aims to serve our clients better and provide the best customer service and reliable advice.