Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)

Saskatchewan is a Canadian province that borders the United States to the south. Grassland covers its southern plains, and to the north are the rugged rock of the Canadian Shield plateau, coniferous forests, rivers and lakes. Regina, the provincial capital, is home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, with exhibits on natural history and the people of Canada’s First Nations. SINP was launched to help address economic and labour market needs through immigration to the province. Seven out of 10 newcomers to the province immigrated through the SINP. The province also has a high employment rate for newcomers, around 76 percent. Retention rates are also high, with over 85 percent of newcomers choosing to stay in Saskatchewan. 

Saskatchewan Immigration Categories

International Skilled Worker Category

This category has 3 subcategories:

Employment Offer

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 110 on the point assessment grid.
  • Meet language requirements (CLB 4)
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer for an eligible job, and meet licensure requirements if necessary
  • Have at least one year of paid work experience in the past ten years in the intended occupation

 

Occupations In Demand

This sub-category is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job offer in the province.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 110 on the point assessment grid.
  • Meet language requirements (CLB 4)
  • Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training,
  • Have a minimum level of work experience related to your field of education or training, in an in-demand skilled occupation.
  • Get proof of Professional Status or Licensure if required by Saskatchewan;
  • Have enough money to settle in the province and have a settlement plan.

 

Saskatchewan Express Entry

This sub-category is for candidates already in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool and who have skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 110 on the point assessment grid.
  • Be in the Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;
  • Meet language requirements
  • Have at least one year of post-secondary education or training
  • Have a minimum level of work experience related to your field of education or training in an in-demand skilled occupation
  • Get proof of Professional Status or Licensure if required by the SINP.
  • Have a certificate of qualification in your skilled trade, if your work experience is in a skilled trade;
  • Have enough money to settle in the province and have a settlement plan.

 

Application Fee: CAD $350

Processing Time: 4 months to 37 weeks

 

Saskatchewan Experience Category

Existing Work Permit

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months and who hold a valid work permit.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have a valid work permit,
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from in an eligible job,
  • Have worked for at least six months for the employer offering the permanent job,
  • Meet the language requirement of CLB 4,
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter; and
  • Have proof of eligibility for licensure if required.

 

Health Professionals

This sub-category is for physicians, nurses or other health care workers who have worked for at least six months in Saskatchewan.

Minimum Requirements:

Requirements differ for physicians, nurses and other health professionals. However, generally, the candidate must

  • Have a valid work permit
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer

 

Hospitality Sector Project

This sub-category is for food and beverage servers, food counter attendants, kitchen helpers or housekeeping and cleaning staff in Saskatchewan. They must have been working for at least six months in the province.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have a valid work permit for Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6453); Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6641); or Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6661),
  • Be employed in Saskatchewan for at least six months, working for an approved employer;
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from an approved employer;
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;
  • Have at least a high school education,
  • Meet the language requirement of CLB 4.

 

Long Haul Truck Driver Project

This sub-category is for those who have been working at an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan for at least six months.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have been working for an approved trucking firm for at least six months with a work permit,
  • Have a current Saskatchewan Class 1A driver’s license,
  • Have a full-time, permanent job offer from their employer,
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter, and
  • Meet the language requirement of CLB 4.

 

Students

This sub-category is for students who graduated from a post-secondary institution anywhere in Canada, and who worked in Saskatchewan for at least 24 months. Students who graduated from a Saskatchewan institution need to have worked in the province for just 6 months.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have graduated with a certificate, diploma, or degree outside or in Saskatchewan,
  • Meet the language requirement of CLB 4,
  • Have worked for at least six months in Saskatchewan,
  • Hold a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP),
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer in their field of study from a Saskatchewan employer in an eligible occupation,
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.

 

Application Fee: None

Processing Time: 1-2 weeks

 

Entrepreneur & Farm Category

Entrepreneur Category

This sub-category is for people who wish to invest in Saskatchewan by establishing, acquiring or partnering in a business in the province. You’re expected to take on an active management role in the business.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD (or $300,000 through the Young Farmer Stream),
  • Must have accumulated your net worth through legal means (verified to at least 80 percent).
  • Must have at least three years of entrepreneurial experience within the past 10 years,
  • Must have a minimum equity investment of $300,000 CAD in Regina or Saskatoon, or of $200,000 CAD in another Saskatchewan community.
  • Must have a Business Establishment Plan (BEP);
  • Must own at least one-third of the equity of a business in Saskatchewan (unless their total investment is $1,000,000 CAD or higher);
  • Must create or maintain at least two jobs for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents in Saskatchewan (if the business is in Regina or Saskatoon),
  • If you’re purchasing a business in Saskatoon or Regina, you must maintain the number of Canadian or permanent resident workers at the time of purchase,
  • You must live in Saskatchewan with your family,
  • You must sign a business performance agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan, which will be provided by the SINP after the application is approved.
  • The business must meet additional requirements.
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Farm Owners and Operators Category

This sub-category is for experienced farmers with a large capital who are looking to invest in a farming operation and settle in Saskatchewan.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD (or $300,000 through the Young Farmer Stream),
  • Must have accumulated your net worth through legal means (verified to at least 80 percent).
    • Must have relevant farm operation knowledge and experience,
    • Must have a viable, considered proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity.

    The Young Farmer Stream has additional requirements:

     

    • Must have at least three years of experience in farm ownership, farm management or practical farming experience,
    • Must have the potential to supplement your farming income with your spouse/common-law partner’s marketable employment skills, based on education and experience.

 

Application Fee: CAD $2,500

Processing Time: 14 weeks

 

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

This category is for international graduates of eligible post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan, who are planning to start a business. Approved candidates must operate and manage a business in Saskatchewan for at least a year to be eligible for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

This category is for international students graduating from eligible post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan and who are planning to start a business in the province. Approved candidates will have to operate and manage a business in Saskatchewan for at least a year to be eligible for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

Application Fee: None

Processing Time: 14 weeks

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old,
  • Must have completed a full-time post-secondary degree or diploma that is at least two years in duration from a Saskatchewan DLI.
  • Must hold a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that is valid for at least two years,
  • Must have lived in Saskatchewan for the duration of their academic program;
  • Must meet the language requirement of CLB 7.