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Introduction

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a way to immigrate to Canada. Through the SINP, the Province of Saskatchewan invites residency applications from non-Canadians who want to make Saskatchewan their home and nominates successful applicants to the federal government for permanent residency in Canada.

The SINP accepts applications under three categories: International Skilled Worker Category, Saskatchewan Experience Category, Entrepreneur and Farm Category.

International Skilled Worker Category includes:

Saskatchewan Experience Category includes:

Entrepreneur and Farm Category includes:

On November 25, 2021, the Government of Saskatchewan announced Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot to recruit workers.  The sectors with the highest labour demands include health, manufacturing, agriculture, ag-tech, construction, hospitality and retail.


International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer Category

Requirements: 

  • Live outside Canada or have legal status if residing in Canada, not a refugee
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP point assessment grid
  • Have at least one-year work experience in the past 10 years in your intended occupation
  • Have a language score of at least CLB 4
  • Some employers or regulators may ask for scores that are higher than CLB 4
  • Have an offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan, and the position is in NOC 0, A, B or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan
  • Be eligible for Saskatchewan licensing (if your intended occupation is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade).

The SINP has launched a new International Healthcare Worker Expression of Interest Pool. This pool will help connect healthcare workers with job opportunities being offered by Saskatchewan healthcare sector employers.

High skilled health occupations included in the SINP International Health Worker EOI Pool are now eligible for the International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer category. 


International Skilled Worker: Tech Talent Pathway

Requirements:

  • Meet the following work experience requirements:
    • If applying from in Saskatchewan: Currently working in Saskatchewan and have worked full-time (30+ hours per week) for at least six months for the employer offering you the job (in an eligible occupation). If you have not been working for your supporting employer full-time for at least six months, then you must have at least one-year of work experience in your occupation within the last five years.
    • If applying from inside or outside of Canada: One year of high-skilled related work experience in the past five years in your intended eligible occupation.
  • Meet the following language requirements:
    • If currently working for the employer offering you the job, meet the language requirements established by your employer in your job offer. Your employer will be assessing your language ability.
    • If not currently working for the employer offering you the job, have English and/or French language ability of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher.
  • Be eligible for Saskatchewan licensing (if applicable to your occupation): NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers, NOC 2173 – Software Engineers (but not Designers), and NOC 2133 – Electrical and Electronics Engineers will be required to:
  • Have a post-secondary education that relates to the job you’ve been offered (Master’s or Bachelor’s degree; or a three-year degree at a university or college; or a diploma that requires two years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution).
  • Attest to your intent to work and reside in Saskatchewan.
  • Have an offer for an eligible permanent, full-time technology or innovation sector job in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter to show proof. Employers must register with the SINP and obtain the Job Approval Letter. They will then provide the Job Approval Letter to you if you meet their hiring qualifications.

Those accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool may also be eligible through this stream. 

The following high-skilled technology and innovation occupations are eligible through this stream:

NOCOccupation Titles
0213Computer and information systems managers
2133Electrical and Electronics engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information System analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information system testing technicians

International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand Category

Requirements:

  • Live outside of Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada
  • Are not a refugee claimant
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 110 on the SINP point assessment grid
  • Have a language score of at least CLB 4
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to that in Canada,earned a diploma, certificate or degree
  • Have work experience that is high skilled and not on the Excluded Occupation List
  • For skilled professionals: 1-year work experience in the past 10 years (Your work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A” or “B”)
  • Work experience related to your occupation and education
  • Provide proof of Professional Status or Licensure if required for your occupation
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan

As of August 17, 2022, applicants to the SINP Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry programs must have proof of settlement funds that meet the new requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). All permanent residency applications submitted to IRCC that require settlement funds must meet the new requirements as of June 9, 2022.


International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry Category

Requirements:

  • Are accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry Pool, have an Express Entry profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP point assessment grid
  • Have a language test result that meets the federal Express Entry language requirements
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length
  • Have experience in a job that is not on the Excluded Occupation List.
  • 1-year work experience in the past 10 years for skilled professionals (not tradespeople); or 2 years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years for skilled tradespeople; or 1 year work experience in Canada in the past three years (skilled tradespeople and skilled professionals)
  • Your above work experience must be in the field of your completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship. 
  • Show proof of Professional Status or Licensure if required for your occupation
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

As of August 17, 2022, applicants to the SINP Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry programs must have proof of settlement funds that meet the new requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). All permanent residency applications submitted to IRCC that require settlement funds must meet the new requirements as of June 9, 2022.

The Excluded Occupation List

NOCOccupation Title
0011Legislators
0012Senior government managers and officials
0015Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
0311Managers in health care
0411Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
0412Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration
0413Government managers – education policy development and program administration
0414Other managers in public administration
0422School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0431Commissioned police officers
0432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
0511Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
0512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
0823Managers in aquaculture
1111Financial auditors and accountants
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1227Court officers and justices of the peace
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1314Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315Customs, ship and other brokers
2111Physicists and astronomers
2113Geoscientists and oceanographers
2114Meteorologists and climatologists
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2122Forestry professionals
2145Petroleum engineers
2146Aerospace engineers
2152Landscape architects
2153Urban and land use planners
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2273Deck officers, water transport
2274Engineer officers, water transport
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist physicians
3112General practitioners and family physicians
3113Dentists
3114Veterinarians
3121Optometrists
3124Allied primary health practitioners
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131Pharmacists
3132Dietitians and nutritionists
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142Physiotherapists
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3221Denturists
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3231Opticians
3232Practitioners of natural healing
3233Licensed practical nurses
3236Massage therapists
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4031Secondary school teachers
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4111Judges
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4154Professional occupations in religion
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4168Program officers unique to government
4217Other religious occupations
4311Police officers (except commissioned)
4312Firefighters
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
5111Librarians
5112Conservators and curators
5113Archivists
5121Authors and writers
5122Editors
5123Journalists
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133Musicians and singers
5134Dancers
5135Actors and comedians
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211Library and public archive technicians
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5221Photographers
5222Film and video camera operators
5223Graphic arts technicians
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231Announcers and other broadcasters
5232Other performers, n.e.c.
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
5242Interior designers and interior decorators
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244Artisans and craftspersons
5245Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
5251Athletes
5252Coaches
5253Sports officials and referees
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6232Real estate agents and salespersons
6311Food service supervisors
6314Customer and information services supervisors
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6346Funeral directors and embalmers
7233Sheet metal workers
7247Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7253Gas fitters
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator constructors and mechanics
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7372Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8261Fishing masters and officers
8262Fishermen/women
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators

International Skilled Worker: Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Category

Requirements:

  1. Have at least one year of full-time work experience in the past three years (in your intended occupation); or six months full-time (780 hours) working in Saskatchewan in the job.
  2. Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
    • Some employers or regulators may ask for scores that are higher than CLB 4.
  3. Have completed the equivalent of Canadian secondary school (high school) or higher level education. If your studies were not completed in Canada, you will need to submit an Educational Credential Assessment.
    • Transport truck drivers require Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) to obtain a commercial Class 1 licence to drive semi trucks in Saskatchewan. Nominations issued for NOC 7511 – Transport Truck Drivers will be conditional until proof is provided to the SINP after you arrive that you have completed MELT training and have a valid Class 1 licence. This training is done while living in Saskatchewan.
  4. Have an SINP-approved offer for a permanent, full-time job in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter from your employer to show proof. The offer must be in one of the following occupations:

NOCOccupation Title
9619Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
9617Labourers in food, beverage and associated Products processing
9612Labourers in Metal fabrication
9536Industrial painters, coaters and Metal finishing process operators
9526Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
9461Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated processing
9431Sawmill machine operators
9416Metalworking and forging machine operators
8431General farm workers
7611Construction trades helpers and labourers
7521Heavy Equipment operators (except crane)
7511Transport truck drivers
7452Material handlers
6733Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
6731Light duty cleaners
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6525Hotel front desk clerks
6513Food and beverage servers
4412Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations*
3414Other assisting occupations in support of health services
3413Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
1525Dispatchers
1521Shippers and receivers

Saskatchewan Experience Category: Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit Category

Requirements:

  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in a NOC level 0, A, or B occupation, or in a designated trade
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Have worked for more than six months at the same position in job offer for the employer offering the permanent job, with a valid work permit
  • Have a valid work permit under one of the following programs: Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program, International Experience Canada, Temporary Foreign Worker Program or Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET).
  • Have a minimum language score of CLB 4 if the job offer is in a NOC “C” or “D”  occupation
  • Have proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if applicable


Saskatchewan Experience Category: Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit Category

Requirements:

  • Have a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. The job must be NOC 8431 and 8432 occupations
    • NOC 8431: General Farm Worker
    • NOC 8432: Nursery and Greenhouse Worker
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Have worked for more than six months at the same position in job offer for the employer offering you the job, with a valid work permit. Your job offer must be for the same career that you have been working in for the past six months. Your work permit must be for:
    • Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program
    • International Experience Canada
    • Temporary Foreign Worker Program; or
    • The Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel
  • Have a valid work permit under one of the following programs: Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program, International Experience Canada, Temporary Foreign Worker Program or Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET).
  • Completed the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school education (high school) or above
  • Have a minimum language score of CLB 4 if your job offer is in a NOC “C” occupation. 


Saskatchewan Experience Category: Health Professionals Category

Requirements:

  • Have a valid work permit
  • Have been working full-time in Saskatchewan as a physician, nurse, or other health professional for at least six months
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;
  • Have an employment offer from a medical clinic or health authority
  • Have valid license
  • Have a minimum language score of CLB 4 if your job offer is in a NOC “C” occupation.

The SINP has launched a new International Healthcare Worker Expression of Interest Pool. This pool will help connect healthcare workers with job opportunities being offered by Saskatchewan healthcare sector employers. The International Healthcare Workers EOI system is open to the following Health sector occupations:

NOCOccupation Titles
1252Health Information Management Practitioner
2263Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety
3012Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse
3122Chiropractors
3124Nurse Practitioner
3131Pharmacist
3141Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist
3142Physical Therapist
3143Occupational Therapist
3211Combined Laboratory & X‐ray Technologist, Clinical Genetics Technologist, and Medical Laboratory Technologist
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3214Respiratory Therapists, Cardiopulmonary Function Technologist, Perfusionist
3215Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, Medical Radiation Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist
3216Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
3217Cardiology Technologist and Cardiovascular Technologist, Electroneurophysiology Technologist
3219Pharmacy Technician
3223Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3233Licensed Practical Nurse
3234Emergency Medical Technician
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
3413Continuing Care Assistant
4151Psychologist (Masters and PhD)

Saskatchewan Experience Category: Hospitality Sector Project Category

Requirements:

  • Hold a valid work permit for one of the following occupations: NOC 6513, NOC 6711 or NOC 6731 through a LMIA
  • Work for an employer that has been approved by the SINP to participate in the Hospitality Sector Project. The SINP will deny applications from hospitality sector employees who began working for their employer before the employer received pre-approved authorization to hire a foreign worker through the SINP.
  • Have completed at least Grade 12 education (or its equivalent)
  • Work in Saskatchewan for an approved Saskatchewan Hospitality employer offering the permanent job for at least six months
  • Have an offer of permanent, full-time employment from an approved Saskatchewan Hospitality employer
  • Language proficiency of CLB 4 or higher English ability in all four language competencies
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter


Saskatchewan Experience Category: Long Haul Truck Driver Project Category

Requirements:

  • Be working for an SINP-approved Saskatchewan trucking firm for at least six months on a temporary work permit based on a positive LMIA
  • Have a current Saskatchewan Class 1A driver’s license
  • Have an offer of full-time, permanent employment from your employer which must be an SINP-approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan
  • Language proficiency of CLB 4 or higher across all four language competencies
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter


Saskatchewan Experience Category: Students Category

Requirements:

  • Have graduated with a certificate, diploma, or degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Saskatchewan; or graduated from a program equivalent to at least one academic year (8 months) in Canada
  • Worked for a minimum of 6 months (or 780 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan if graduated from Saskatchewan. Eligible types of work experience include: on-campus, off-campus, co-op terms, graduate fellowships, or on a post-graduate work permit
  • Have a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit or Open Work Permit issued under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET)
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer in a NOC level 0, A or B occupation, or in a designated trade, or a job offer related to your field and requiring a post-secondary education
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter
  • Have a minimum language score of CLB 4 if our job offer is in a designated trade occupation NOC “C” or “D”.


Entrepreneur and Farm Category: Entrepreneur Category

Requirements:

  • Have $500,000 (CAD) at minimum in Net Business and Personal Assets
  • Have a minimum of three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years
  • Intend to invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities
  • Complete the Points Assessment Grid in order to be scored

The Entrepreneur category will invite Expression of Interest (EOI) candidates from the EOI pool on May 5, 2022; July 7, 2022; September 1, 2022; and November 3, 2022.

Candidates cannot change their business plan after applying and cannot change their Business Performance Agreement after SINP approval. You can visit the following page for information about starting a business in Saskatchewan: Immigrate and Start a Business.


Entrepreneur and Farm Category: International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

Requirements:

  • Are at least 21 years of age
  • Have completed a full-time post-secondary degree or diploma of at least two years from an eligible Saskatchewan institution
  • Have a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit, with at least 24 months remaining
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan during their academic program (no distance-learning programs or accelerated academic program are eligible)
  • Have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7
  • Actively own and operate a business in Saskatchewan for at least one year prior to applying
  • Own at least one-third (33%) of the business and take part in the day-to-day management. Ownership must be the result of a verifiable investment made directly by the applicant, either from their own equity or from an eligible source
  • Demonstrate that the business is generating the minimum required revenue amount after one year of operation
  • Sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) with the Government of Saskatchewan

Those who meet eligibility criteria and are invited to apply and must be able to show knowledge of their Business Establishment Plan (BEP).


Entrepreneur and Farm Category: Farm Owner and Operator Category

Requirements:

  • Available Equity: You must provide financial documents that show a net worth of $500,000 (CAD).
  • Refundable Cash Deposit: You must sign a Performance Agreement to purchase and actively operate a farm in Saskatchewan. You will also need to make a “good faith” deposit of $75,000 (CAD) in trust. The cash deposit will be returned when you have met the terms of the Performance Agreement. If you do not meet the terms within two years of being in Saskatchewan, the deposit will be paid to the Province.
  • Mandatory visit to Saskatchewan: You must make an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan for at least 10 working days.
  • Farm operation knowledge and experience: You must provide documentation that demonstrates you are an experienced farm operator.
  • A practical, well-thought-out proposal with plans to invest a minimum of $150,000 (CAD) for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity. 
  • Score at least 55 points on the Farm Owner/Operator Category Intent Grid.
Last Modified / 最后修改: Jul 26, 2022

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