Located between the stunning lakes and mountain ranges of Alberta and Manitoba, Saskatchewan is Canada’s fastest growing prairie province. Known as the “land of skies,” Saskatchewan welcomes immigrants who dream of turning this beautiful province into their home.
Saskatchewan’s strong economy is built on natural resources and agriculture, and the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was put in place to help qualified applicants immigrate to Saskatchewan, help build the economy and find a path towards permanent residency in Canada.
With the help of an experienced immigration consultant in Saskatoon, a new life in Saskatchewan is within your reach thanks to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Become a Canadian Permanent Resident Through the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP)
If you or a family member are considering relocating to Canada, the sky’s the limit in the “land of the skies,” thanks to a relatively low cost of living, booming economy and welcoming communities.
For these reasons and many more, Saskatchewan is an attractive place for those looking to relocate to Canada.
Navigating the Saskatchewan PNP
With the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program, the Saskatchewan government has created multiple opportunities for foreign nationals seeking permanent residency in Canada.
There are three different streams offered to qualified applicants who wish to live and work in this beautiful province and become permanent residents of Canada. The three streams include:
- International Skilled Worker
- Saskatchewan Experience
- Entrepreneur and Farm
The Saskatchewan immigration process has a faster process than other provinces because successful applicants receive a Saskatchewan Nominee Certificate that speeds up the permanent residency visa application process.
International Skilled Worker
The international skilled worker category is designed for foreign skilled workers who want to live in Saskatchewan and work in one of its many growing industries. Based on the needs and requirements, a Saskatchewan employer can select foreign-trained workers who have the skills to help their business succeed. Those skilled workers are nominated for a Canadian permanent residency.
This stream has six different sub-categories applicants can fall under. The categories are:
- Employment Offer
- Saskatchewan Express Entry
- Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot
- International Healthcare Worker EOI
- Tech Talent Pathway
Designed for skilled workers who have a skilled occupation job offer in the province, this sub-category requires skilled workers to obtain a certificate from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission as a part of the application process. Since this is an employment offer, the applicant must have a full-time, permanent offer in Saskatchewan along with a valid job approval letter.
This category was created for those skilled workers who currently don’t have a job offer but are skilled in one of Saskatchewan’s many in-demand occupations. The requirements are the same as applicants applying under the employment offer category, except these applicants must also provide proof of settlement funds, and a non-refundable $300 application fee as a part of their application.
Saskatchewan Express Entry
This sub-category is designed for skilled workers who are in the federal express entry pool and wish to live and work in Saskatchewan. These applicants require a profile in the express entry pool and must have a profile number and job seeker validation code. They must have a minimum of one-year work experience in a non-trade skilled profession and two-year work experience in the skilled trade. The appropriate skilled trade license, proof of settlement funds, and a $300 non-refundable application fee completes the application requirements.
Hard-to-Fit Skilled Pilot
This sub-category is targeted towards the 23 low-skilled and entry-level occupations where Saskatchewan employers experience recruitment challenges. These candidates are expected to meet the same work experience, educational and language requirements as applicants with the employment offer.
International Healthcare Worker EOI
The International Healthcare Worker EOI sub-category is designed to connect qualified applicants with vacant healthcare jobs in Saskatchewan.
Tech Talent Pathway
In this sub-category, applicants who are qualified in technology based sectors and have an offer in Saskatchewan are eligible. Here there are two further categories: the express entry and the non-express entry. In both categories, applicants need to meet the same language, work experience, licensing and education requirements as the applicants applying for the employment offer. The only difference is that non-express candidates must have worked full time for the last six months with the employer offering the job. While express candidates must have a valid Express Entry profile number and job seeker code.
The Saskatchewan Experience category is designed for foreign workers who currently live and work in Saskatchewan. There are five subcategories an applicant could apply under. The categories are:
- Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit
- Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit
- Health Professional
- Long-Haul Truck Drivers
- Saskatchewan Student Stream
Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit
The skilled worker with existing work permit category is for those skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for the past six months with a valid work permit. With a valid SINP job approval letter, the appropriate skilled trade certificate and the required language skills, these workers can apply to become a permanent resident of Canada. A necessary requirement these applicants must abide by is that they must have worked for more than six months (with a valid IRCC work permit) and in the same position, for the employer offering them the job.
Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit
This category is designed for semi-skilled agriculture workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months with a valid work permit. Just like the skilled workers with an existing work permit, these workers must meet the same requirements. Along with those requirements, semi-skilled agricultural workers must also have a full time job offer as a general farm worker or a nursery or greenhouse worker. They’re existing work permit must be from any one of the following programs: Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, International Experience Canada or Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
This category is designed for healthcare professionals who are already working in Saskatchewan with a valid work permit for the past six months. Physicians, nurses, and hospital workers all have slightly different requirements.
A physician must have a valid IRCC work permit, practice for six months in Saskatchewan, have a full time job issued by a provincial health authority, along with the verified documents to practice health. A nurse has the same requirements as a doctor and further requires a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.
Other health professionals are required to have the same requirements as physicians and nurses along with having at least one year of post secondary education or job training and meet all the necessary language and licensing requirements.
Hospital workers are required to have completed grade 12 or its equivalent, work for a SINP approved employer on a hospitality sector project and have a permanent employment offer.
Long-Haul Truck Drivers
Designed specifically for long haul truck drivers working on a temporary work permit, this category can help them transition to a permanent resident. Long haul truck drivers are required to have worked with a Saskatchewan approved trucking company for a minimum of six months along with holding a class 1A license and having a valid SINP job approval letter.
Saskatchewan Student Stream
Both students who have graduated from a Saskatchewan institute or a Canadian university are required to present their certificate/diploma/degree during the application process. They must also have a minimum of 6 consecutive months of paid employment in Saskatchewan and need to have a post-graduation work permit.
Entrepreneur and Farm
The Entrepreneur and Farm category is designed for those wanting to purchase or operate a farm in one of the promising cities or rural areas of Saskatchewan. There subcategories of this stream are:
- Entrepreneur Stream
- International Graduate Entrepreneur
- Farm owner/Operator
For this sub-category, the applicant must be actively involved in managing a business in Saskatchewan at the time of their application. Applicants who have arrived in Canada under a temporary work permit can become eligible for nomination after working to establish their business for at least 6 monthsIn. After this timeframe, they become eligible for a nomination, which requires a minimum net worth of $500,000, three years of relevant experience and an investment of at least $300,000 investment in Regina or Saskatoon, or a $200,000 investment in any other Saskatchewan city, for nomination.
The application process requires a business plan, day-to-day commitment plan and proof that your business has created two or more jobs. A business performance agreement must also be signed.
International Graduate Entrepreneur
This is a category that allows international students graduating from Saskatchewan institutions to stay in the province as entrepreneurs. After completing a full-time Saskatchewan post-secondary degree or diploma of at least two years, applicants must have a valid post-graduate work permit with no less than 24 months of eligibility remaining.
They must be living in Saskatchewan and must also demonstrate that their business generates an appropriate revenue. Like all business related streams, this stream also allows the applicant to sign a business performance agreement.
Farm Owner / Operator
This category is designed for individuals who have farming experience and wish to purchase or operate a farm. Applicants who wish to proceed with this stream are required to have a net worth of $500,000, deposit $75,000 to the province (this amount is refundable after meeting the terms of a performance agreement), make an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan before the application and present a proposal for a farming opportunity.
Tudor House Immigration Can Help You Navigate the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
With our highly informed team of trained professionals you can turn your immigration process into a smooth journey. With the help of a regulated Canadian immigration consultant, you can easily identify the stream that is best suited to you and your goals, or get answers on other immigration matters, such as how to go about spouse sponsorship in Canada.
Contact Tudor House to book your discovery call and learn how we can help you immigrate to Canada.