Saskatchewan Immigration

Saskatchewan Immigration

Saskatchewan Immigration

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows the province to nominate candidates to the federal government for permanent residence under three main categories:

  • International Skilled Worker
  • Saskatchewan Experience
  • Business Immigration

These categories are divided into several sub-categories for different types of immigration candidate

What Are Saskatchewan’s Immigration Streams?

International Skilled Worker Saskatchewan Experience Business
Employment Offer Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit Entrepreneur
Occupation-In-Demand Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker With Existing Work Permit Farm Owners/Operators
Saskatchewan Express Entry Hospitality Sector Pilot Project Young Farmers
Long Haul Truck Drivers
Students
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1. Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Category

The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category includes sub-categories for:

  • Employment Offer
  • Occupation-In-Demand
  • Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • The Occupation-In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-categories operate using an Expression of Interest system.
Employment Offer Sub-Category

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have a job offer for a skilled occupation in Saskatchewan. Candidates outside Canada or with proof of legal status in Canada both qualify.

What Are The Requirements For The Employment Offer Sub-Category?
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid
  • Have at least one-year experience in the past 10 years in your intended occupation
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for higher
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan where your profession is regulated, or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is required from the Saskatchewan
  • Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
  • Have an offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan
  • Valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Job-offer must be in NOC A, B, 0 or a designated trade
Occupation-In-Demand Sub-Category
  • This sub-category is for skilled workers who do not have a job offer but are highly-skilled in a Saskatchewan in-demand occupation
  • Saskatchewan immigration publishes a list of excluded occupations that do not qualify.
  • Candidates outside Canada or with proof of legal status in Canada both qualify
What Are The Requirements For The Occupation-In-Demand Sub-Category?
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for higher
  • Have completed one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
  • Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment
  • At least one-year work experience in the past 10 years
  • In your field of education or training occupation, and
  • In an occupation in NOC A, B, 0 not included on the excluded occupation list.
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan if your field so requires, as the authorities will not process an application without the licensure.
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
  • Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.
Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category
  • This sub-category is for skilled workers who want to live and work in Saskatchewan and are in the federal Express Entry Pool.
  • Candidates outside Canada or with proof of legal status in Canada both qualify.
What Are The Requirements For The Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category?
  • Have a profile in the Express Entry Pool, with profile number and job seeker validation code
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid
  • Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency matching those in the Express Entry profile
  • Have completed one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
  • Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment
  • Have at least one of the following experience requirements in your field of education or training occupation
  • One year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades)
  • Two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
  • One year of work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Have work experience in a high-skilled occupation in NOC A, B, 0 not included on the excluded occupation list.
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan where your profession is regulated, or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is required from the Saskatchewan
  • Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan
  • Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.
Saskatchewan Excluded Occupation List

2. Saskatchewan Experience Category

Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit Sub-Category

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months with a valid work permit.

What Are The Requirements For The Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit Sub-Category?
  • Permanent full-time job-offer from a Saskatchewan employer in NOC A, B, 0 or a designated trade
  • Valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Worked for more than 6 months for the employer offering the job, with a valid IRCC work permit
  • Job offer must be for the same position worked in for last 6 months
  • Demonstrate required language skills for NOC C occupations.
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan where your profession is regulated, or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is required from the Saskatchewan
  • Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker With Existing Work Permit Sub-Category
  • This sub-category is for semi-skilled agriculture workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months with a valid work permit.
What Do I Need For The Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker With Existing Work Permit Sub-Category?
  • Permanent full-time job-offer from a Saskatchewan employer in one of the following occupations
  • NOC 8431: General Farm Worker
  • NOC 8432: Nursery and Greenhouse Worker
  • Valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Have worked for more than six months for the employer offering you the job, with a valid IRCC work permit
  • Job offer must be for the same position worked in for last 6 months
  • Existing work permit must be for one of the following programs
  • Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program
  • International Experience Canada
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Equivalent of Canadian secondary school education (high school) or above, demonstrated by a valid Educational Credential Assessment
  • Demonstrate required language skills for NOC C occupations
Health Professional Sub-Category

This category is aimed at:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other health professionals
  • Candidates must be already working in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit for at least 6 months
What Are The Saskatchewan Physicians Stream Requirements?
  • Have a valid IRCC work permit
  • Have been practicing as a physician in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer that has been
  • Issued by a provincial health authority or the health education institution where you are currently working; and/or
  • Verified with documents that describe your permanent arrangement to practice medicine in Saskatchewan.
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.
What Are The Saskatchewan Nurses Stream Requirements?
  • Have a valid IRCC work permit
  • Have been practicing as a nurse in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency another publicly-funded health employer
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
What Are The Requirements For The Saskatchewan Other Health Professionals Stream?
  • Be currently working in a health job supported by the appropriate regional health authority, licensing body or other employer
  • Position can be NOC level A, B, C or 0
  • Have at least one academic year of post-secondary education or job specific training
  • Have a valid IRCC work permit
  • Have been working in an approved health job in Saskatchewan, for at least 6 months for the employer offering you the permanent job, in the same job position
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency another publicly-funded health employer
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English language
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan if your field so requires, as the authorities will not process an application without the licensure
Hospitality Sector Pilot Project Sub-Category
  • This pilot project allows applications for permanent residence from foreign nationals currently working in Saskatchewan for more than 6 months in one three occupations.
What Are The Hospitality Sector Pilot Project Requirements?
  • Currently working in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit as a Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6513), Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6711) or
  • Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6731)
  • Have completed at least Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Work for an employer that has been approved by the SINP to participate in the Hospitality Sector Project
  • Work in Saskatchewan for at least six months and meet all work and performance standards
  • Have an offer of permanent employment from an approved Saskatchewan employer
  • Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English language
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
Long Haul Truck Drivers Sub-Category
  • Long Haul Truck Drivers working in Canada on a temporary work permit may transition to a permanent status under this category.
What Are The Requirements For Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Drivers?
  • Be working for a minimum of 6 months for an approved Saskatchewan trucking company
  • Have an offer of full-time permanent employment from current employer
  • Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English language
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.
Saskatchewan Student Stream Sub-Category

This category is aimed at international students who have graduated from a Canadian or Saskatchewan post-secondary institution

It is divided into two streams:

1. Students Who Have Graduated from a Saskatchewan Institute

Requirements:

  • Obtained a certificate, diploma or degree from a Saskatchewan post-secondary educational institution
  • Have at least 6 consecutive months (or 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan
  • Hold a Post-Graduation Work Permit
  • Have an indeterminate full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer

The job should be:

  • NOC A, B, or 0
  • In a designated trade
  • Related to your field of study and require post-secondary education
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Demonstrate required language skills for NOC C occupations.

2. Students Who Have Graduated From an Institute in Canada

  • Obtained a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian post-secondary educational institution subsequent to a program of at least 8 months of full time study
  • Hold a Post-Graduation Work Permit
  • Have at least 6 consecutive months (or 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan in a position related to your field of study
  • Have an indeterminate full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer

The job should be:

  • NOC A, B, or 0
  • In a designated trade
  • Related to your field of study and require post-secondary education
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Demonstrate required language skills for NOC C occupations

3. Saskatchewan Business Immigration

Entrepreneur Stream

  • The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream allows candidates and their families to start, obtain or partner in a business in the province.
  • Candidates must be actively involved in managing the business and live in Saskatchewan.
How Do I Apply For The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream?

The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur stream is a three-stage process:

  • Expression of interest
  • Invitation to submit application
  • Nomination
  • Successful candidates initially come to Canada on a temporary work permit
  • They become eligible to apply for nomination after a minimum of 6 months spent establishing their business

The expression of interest must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Minimum net worth of $500,000 legally acquired
  • Minimum of three years of entrepreneurial or relevant management experience
  • Investment of at least $300,000 in Regina or Saskatoon, or $200,000 is any other Saskatchewan area
  • Candidates enter a pool where they receive a score. The top scoring candidates are invited to submit an application

Applications must include:

  • Business Establishment Plan confirming figures in expression of interest, and including at least one third ownership of a company in Saskatchewan, unless investment is $1 million or higher.
  • Commitment to be active in day-to-day management of business.
  • Creation of two or more jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents if the business is located in Regina or Saskatoon.
  • Candidates who meet requirements must sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA).
  • The SINP will then issue a letter to support a work permit application.
  • If the work permit application is successful, candidates come to Canada and begin establishing their business.
  • After 6 months, candidates become eligible to apply for provincial nomination for permanent residence. They must also meet the terms of the BPA
Farm Owners/Operators Stream
  • This category is aimed at individuals with experience in farming who wish to purchase and operate a farm in Saskatchewan.
  • It also includes a stream aimed at young farmers wishing to establish in the province.
  • Successful candidates are issued permanent residence directly. Certain candidates can enter Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit while their PR application is processed.
What Are The Requirements For The Farm Owners/Operators Stream?
  • Net worth of $500,000
  • Deposit of $75,000 with the province, refundable upon meeting the terms of a performance agreement with the province
  • Exploratory visit to Saskatchewan prior to the application
  • Documented farm operation knowledge and experience
  • Practical, well-thought-out proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity
What Are The Requirements For The Young Farmer Stream?
  • Minimum net worth of $300,000
  • Under the age of 40 at the time of application
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in farm ownership, management or practical farming
  • Make a viable proposal for a commercial farming opportunity in Saskatchewan with a reasonable expectation of profit
  • Have other marketable skills that will supplement a farming income
  • Conduct an exploratory visit prior to the application