Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

Under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, Saskatchewan offers a pathway for immigration to foreign nationals who aspire to establish their lives in the province. This program enables the province to extend an invitation to foreign nationals to apply for permanent residency in Canada, and further nominate the successful applicants for permanent residency to the Federal Government. Obtaining a nomination through SINP is the preliminary step towards attaining permanent residency in Saskatchewan. The applications approved by SINP are then subject to processing by the IRCC - Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, for the purpose of attaining permanent residency in Canada.

Saskatchewan PNP immigration categories

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Program

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Program

The division of the International Skilled Worker Category in Saskatchewan is categorized into three sub- streams, namely the Sub-Category Saskatchewan Employment Offer, Sub-Category Saskatchewan Occupation-In-Demand, and the Sub-Category Saskatchewan Express Entry. In the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation-In-Demand sub-streams, the system operates by utilizing Expression of Interest (EOI).

Saskatchewan Employment Offer

Saskatchewan Employment Offer

Individuals who possess the expertise and proficiency required for a particular skilled occupation in Saskatchewan and have received an offer of employment in the province can apply for immigration through the Sub-Category Saskatchewan Employment Offer. Aspirants having proof of lawful status in Canada and those residing outside the country are both eligible to apply for this particular sub-stream.

Saskatchewan Occupation-In-Demand

Saskatchewan Occupation-In-Demand

In case an individual does not have a job offer in Saskatchewan but possesses exceptional skills in an occupation that is in high demand in the province, they can opt for the Sub-Category Saskatchewan Occupation-In-Demand in Saskatchewan PNP. The list of professions excluded from this sub-stream is released by SINP. Aspirants possessing lawful status in Canada as well as those living outside the country are eligible to apply to this specific sub-category.

Saskatchewan Express Entry

Saskatchewan Express Entry

The Saskatchewan Sub-Category Express Entry is a sub-stream that skilled workers in the federal Express Entry Pool can apply for if they wish to work and live in Saskatchewan. Both candidates inside and outside of Canada can apply to this sub-category. The requirements for this sub-stream are quite extensive. The applicant must first possess a profile in the Express Entry pool that has a job seeker validation code and profile number. Additionally, they must secure at least 60 points in the points assessment grid in SINP. They must also provide valid language test results from a designated agency that correspond to the results provided in their Express Entry profile.

Saskatchewan Experience Program

Skilled Workers having Existing Work Permit

Skilled Workers having Existing Work Permit

This subcategory is available to skilled workers who have been employed within the jurisdiction of Saskatchewan for no less than six months and possess an authorized Work Permit, which is a necessary requirement for the application process.

Saskatchewan Employment Offer

Semi-Skilled Agriculture Workers having Existing Work Permit

Eligibility for Sub-Category: Semi-Skilled Farmworkers: Individuals who are classified as semi-skilled agricultural workers, who have been gainfully employed within the confines of Saskatchewan province for a minimum of six months, and hold a valid and up-to-date Work Permit are eligible to apply for this particular sub-stream.

Health Professionals with Provisional Work Permits

Health Professionals with Provisional Work Permits

This sub-stream is open to medical professionals, including but not limited to registered nurses and physicians, who have been providing their services within the boundaries of Saskatchewan province for at least half a year and possess a valid Provisional Work Permit that has not yet been granted full authorization.

Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Pilot Program

Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Pilot Program

This pilot program is designed for international workers employed in Saskatchewan province for at least half a year in one of the three designated occupations, offering them a pathway to permanent residency.

Long-Haul Truck Drivers Sub-Category

Long-Haul Truck Drivers Sub-Category

Long-haul truck drivers who are currently employed in Saskatchewan province and hold a valid Provisional Work Permit are eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Resident status through this sub- category.

Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Pilot Program

Saskatchewan Student Category

The Saskatchewan Student Category is open to international students who have completed their post- secondary education in either Saskatchewan province or elsewhere in Canada. This category is subdivided into two sub-categories

Saskatchewan Business Immigration Category

The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Sub-Category

families to acquire, establish, or partner in a business within the province. To be eligible, applicants must actively participate in managing the business and reside in Saskatchewan. The process is composed of three stages

International Student Stream

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Sub-Category in Saskatchewan

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Sub-Category in Saskatchewan is designed to help international students who have graduated from institutions in the province to stay in Saskatchewan as entrepreneurs and bring investment to their businesses.

In-Demand Skills Stream

The Farm Operators/Owners sub-category of Saskatchewan

The Farm Operators/Owners sub-category of Saskatchewan is designed for individuals with farming experience who intend to purchase and operate a farm in the province. There is also a pathway for young farmers who wish to establish themselves in Saskatchewan. Successful applicants are directly granted the Canada PR Visa. Certain candidates may also come to Saskatchewan on a Provisional Work Permit while their PR Visa application is being processed.

Saskatchewan PNP Draws

The Saskatchewan province conducts regular draws for its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). During these draws, the province searches for candidates who meet the requirements of one of the Saskatchewan immigration streams that are aligned with the federal Express Entry system. Saskatchewan PNP looks for candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool and invites them to come and live and work in Saskatchewan.

Points Calculation for Saskatchewan PNP

To be eligible for the Saskatchewan PNP, applicants must score at least 60 points out of a maximum of 110 on the Nomination Assessment Grid. The assessment is based on the applicant's skills and is designed to bring skilled immigrants to the province. Candidates must provide supporting documents with their application to demonstrate that they have met the 60-point requirement.

The points grid is also used to rank Expression of Interest (EOI) of candidates. Candidates with the highest scores are most likely to receive an invitation to submit their applications for the SINP. If there are a large number of candidates with the same scores, Saskatchewan may apply additional criteria to prioritize candidate selection.

Priority may be given to candidates with connections to the province, such as past education or work experience, or a relative in the province. If there are still many candidates with the same scores, the province may prioritize those with higher language scores and more years of work experience.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) assigns points to candidates based on the following five factors:

Points test
1.Education and Training

Candidates are assessed on their educational degrees, diplomas or certificates, and the duration of their study programs. Points are also allocated for formal training and apprenticeships in a skilled trade.

Here are the qualifications and the corresponding points allocated by the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program:

Doctorate or Master's degree - 23 points
A three or more years degree program or Bachelor's degree - 20 points
Certification for Trade - 20 points
Canadian equivalent Diploma that needs 2 but less than 3 years at a Trade or Technical school, College, or University - 15 points
Canadian equivalent Certificate or minimum 2 semesters but less than a 2-year program - 12 points

These points are used to assess the eligibility of applicants under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. Candidates must secure a minimum of 60 points to qualify for the program.

Points test
2.Skilled Work Experience

Points are given based on the candidate's work experience. Relevant work experience in a high- skilled occupation and in-demand jobs is preferred. To be eligible for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, you must have at least three years of relevant, paid, and full-time work experience in the occupation you have chosen for your application. The work experience must have been gained within the last five years. You can earn up to 15 points for this factor. However, the work experience you claim must be directly related to the occupation you have selected for your application.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) awards points for skilled work experience in the five years preceding the submission date of the application as follows:

Points test
3. Language Ability

Points are assigned based on the candidate's proficiency in English or French. The candidate has to prove their language ability through language tests recognized by the government. To be eligible for points for language ability, you must meet the required language proficiency level specified by SINP. The language tests accepted by the SINP are IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, and TCF. You can secure a maximum of 20 points for this factor based on your proficiency level in the four language abilities - reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Points will be awarded based on the candidate's score in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, which is evaluated according to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standards. Candidates who meet the following CLB standards can secure the corresponding points:

20 points for CLB 8 and above
18 points for CLB 7
16 points for CLB 6
14 points for CLB 5

12 points for CLB 4

1 points for CLB 3 or lower

Points test
Points Age
0 Above 18 years
8 18 - 21 years
12 22 - 34 years
10 35 - 45 years
8 46 - 50 years
5. Connection to Saskatchewan / Adaptability

Points are assigned to candidates who have a connection to the province, such as a job offer, past work experience, past education, or a relative in the province. It is important to note that meeting the requirements for adaptability is not mandatory, but if you do qualify for this factor, you can earn additional points. The maximum number of points that can be obtained for adaptability is 30. The following are the factors and points you can earn:

20 points for having a close family member, such as a parent, sibling, or child, who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and living in Saskatchewan.
5 points for having previous work experience in Saskatchewan for at least 12 months in the past five years.
5 points for having previous study experience in Saskatchewan for at least one full-time

academic year in the past five years.

Candidates must secure a minimum of 60 points out of a maximum of 110 points on the SINP points grid to qualify for the program. The points are used to rank candidates and select the highest-scoring candidates for invitation to apply for the SINP.

Points test
Occupations that are in demand in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has a list of in-demand occupations which are categorized under the Saskatchewan Express Entry and the Occupation In-Demand sub-categories. The list is updated regularly, and it includes a variety of occupations in various industries such as healthcare, engineering, IT, trades, education, and more.

As of February 2023, some of the in-demand occupations in Saskatchewan include:

1. Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2. Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
3. Civil Engineers
4. Mechanical Engineers
5. Software Engineers and Designers
6. Financial Auditors and Accountants
7. Human Resource Managers
8. Physicians, General Practitioners, and Family Physicians
9. Registered Nurses
10. Psychologists

11. Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
12. Electricians
13. Plumbers
14. Welders
15. Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

It is important to note that the demand for certain occupations may vary based on the province's economic and labor market needs. Therefore, it is always advisable to check the most up-to-date list of in-demand occupations on the official website of the SINP.

Points test

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