Latest Updates— Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Program

Henry Riley

Located in the prairie region of Western Canada, Saskatchewan is rich with farmlands and one of the main agricultural regions of the country.

Saskatchewan is more than just a flat plain with frigid winters— the thriving economy of the province which is fueled by potash, minerals, oil, and gas, attracts many foreign immigrants. Individuals from around the world dream to move to Saskatchewan to work or study. The province has appealing earnings, a plethora of job options, a welcoming government, and rapid economic development— increasing Saskatchewan immigration application and business establishments in the center of the prairies is no surprise!

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), is a set of immigration procedures that allows foreign individuals to become permanent residents of Canada.

The Saskatchewan immigration program attracts immigrants in areas that will enrich the province. It includes skilled workers, workers in industries with labor gaps, employees with employment opportunities, and investors. There are three types of immigration streams in operation in the province:

  • Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker
  • Saskatchewan Entrepreneur
  • Saskatchewan Farm Owner and Operator
  • Saskatchewan Experience

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker is a three-stream immigration program that aims to attract skilled migrants who can quickly integrate into Saskatchewan’s workforce and experience life in the province. Among the three streams, some favor people with experience in industries where there are labor shortages. Others focus on workers with confirmed job offers from Saskatchewan firms. Skilled worker immigrants can apply through—

  • Express Entry
  • Occupation In-Demand
  • Employment/ Job Offer

Saskatchewan Experience

Saskatchewan Experience is a set of five immigration streams aimed at people with previous Saskatchewan work experience. Potential candidates must also have a job offer from a Saskatchewan company to settle and work in the province. The preference to workers with experience in industries where there are labor gaps. Applicants eligible to apply under Saskatchewan Experience include those who are a part of/ have—

  • Existing Work Permit in Saskatchewan
  • Professionals in the Saskatchewan healthcare industry
  • Hospitality Sector Project in Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project
  • Students with Saskatchewan university education background.

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur & Farm Owner and Operator

This category is a combination of two immigration streams— it is intended for people with experience in business management who want to start a business/ farming enterprise in Saskatchewan.

  • Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Program:The entrepreneurial stream is for investors and entrepreneurs with company plans in a variety of areas.
  • Saskatchewan Farm Owner and Operator program:The farm stream is for agricultural entrepreneurs.

Latest Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Updates: 

The federal government of Canada welcomes candidates to apply for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) through Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand, and Employment/ Job Offer.

The province uses an EOI system to sustain the number of applicants for the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories. The EOI (Expression of Interest) selections contain two SINP paths— one is synchronized with the Express Entry system of the federal government and others operate autonomously.

Candidates who are eligible for candidacy from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), particularly the International Skilled Worker classification, are considered for the invitations.

  • 136 applicants may be eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category.
  • 123 applicants may be nominated for the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
  • The EOI score for the invited candidates was 70, irrespective of the stream.
  • The candidates were required to ensure that their education qualification followed the Canadian model for Educational Credential Assessments.
  • Professional expertise/ experience in one of the 63 in-demand occupations listed on the government’s website was required of the candidates.

Occupations Sub-Classification – Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Program

The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a cornerstone of Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which means it’s available to immigrants who don’t have an Express Entry profile.

  • This sub-category is for highly skilled employees who have worked in a high-demand profession in the past and currently do not have a job offer.
  • Foreign immigrants nationals must first open an EOI profile using the SINP’s online portal to apply for this sub-category.
  • Applicants/ entrants will be assessed on their capacity to settle in Saskatchewan which includes factors like education, employment experience, language skills, age, and others (if required).
  • The SINP International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid is then used to provide score points out of 100 to the candidates.
  • The candidates with the highest scores are invited to submit an application for a nomination for permanent residence in Canada.

Express Entry Sub-Category— Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Program

The Express Entry sub-category aligns to the Express Entry system of the federal government. Applications are allowed to apply through—

  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • The Canadian Experience Class/Level.

Candidates must create EOI profiles to be considered for Saskatchewan immigration nominee program. Applicants with the provincial nomination will gain an additional 600 points on their federal Comprehensive Ranking System account. This ensures their invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

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