Saskatchewan is one of the prairie provinces of Western Canada. It is home to one of the country’s most rapidly growing economies and populations, thanks largely to an influx of immigrants from around the world. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture and important natural resources industries like forestry and fishing. It boasts two major cities, Saskatoon and Regina, as well as vast expanses of pristine wilderness.
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 Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.
The SINP accepts applications under the following categories:
Each these categories may have one or more sub-categories. Below we provide you with additional information about each of these categories to help you determine if the SINP is right for you.
The Saskatchewan Express Entry stream enables the province to nominate individuals who are in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help them to settle successfully and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labor market and communities.
This category accepts applications from skilled workers who plan to live and work in the Province of Saskatchewan. Applicants are measured based on a points system. On January 10, 2014 the Government of Saskatchewan announced that the limit of applications accepted for the SINP without a job offer had been reached, and therefore a job offer from a Saskatchewan-based employer is now required in order to apply. This program is has been in effect since January 2, 2014.
This category is for foreign workers that are currently living in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Experience Category accepts applications under the following difference sub-categories:
This category is for individuals who wish to invest management talent and capital in Saskatchewan, or for individuals with proven farming experience who wish to purchase and operate a farm in Saskatchewan. Candidates interested in owning and actively operating a business or farming operation must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the new online EOI system.