The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program, is an initiative by the federal government of Saskatchewan, supported by the government of Canada, to select immigrants who fit the labour gaps of their province. If you have a skill that matches the jobs they have available or the labour-market of Saskatchewan, you have a chance to be nominated by this program and become a permanent resident of Canada. Not just you alone, even your common-law partner, spouse, children, family members, and other dependents can reap the same privilege. If you are working in Canada or if you have past work experience in Canada as a foreign worker, if you did work in Canada or the Canadian province of Saskatchewan as a temporary resident and are now planning Canadian immigration, if you wish for a permanent residency in Canada in Saskatchewan, we may have something to help you.The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. A program supported by the Canadian Government and the provincial government itself. Your occupational experience, language test and IELTS test scores, qualifications, diploma, work experience as a temporary foreign worker, Canadian work permit, sponsorship, language proficiency etc. can play a major role in fulfilling your dreams of immigrating to Canada and becoming a permanent resident of Canada and Saskatchewan using the SINP program. Read on to find out about their immigration policies, and if the OINP can help you emigrate to Canada and to settle there.
How to apply for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program?
The SINP has under it 3 categories. Each category has streams under it. To apply for citizenship and immigration to Canada and permanent residence in Saskatchewan using these programs, you must qualify for at least one of the streams. This may be your chance to fulfill your dream of living in Canada and gaining Canadian citizenship. There are streams specifically designed for international students and foreign workers. The categories, their streams and the qualification criteria of these are discussed below.
Entrepreneur and Farm Categories
The three sub-categories under this umbrella are:
1. International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
You may consider this category if you meet these two conditions. One, you are an international student who is graduating from the province of Saskatchewan and two, you look forward to becoming an entrepreneur.
2. The Entrepreneur Category
If you wish to immigrate to Canada and own a business while living in Canada, this stream is for you. If you are going to actively manage the business or become a partner in a business in Saskatchewan, you and your family can apply under this stream.
3. Farm Owner and Operator Category
If you wish for Canadian residency in the province of Saskatchewan and have previous experience as a farm owner or operator, this stream is for you. You must have proven experience in farming, and be financially sound to invest in a farming operation once you move to Canada. You must also have the desire to either own or operate a farm in Saskatchewan.
International Skilled Worker Application
The three sub-categories under this umbrella are:
1. International skilled worker – Employment offer
This stream is for you if you are a skilled worker. If your wish is to migrate to Canada and applying for Canadian citizenship, you can apply through this stream, if you have a valid job offer from a qualifying employer in Saskatchewan. The job must be for full-time work.
2. International Skilled Worker – Occupation in-demand
This stream would work for you if you meet the following two conditions. One, You are a highly skilled worker and two, you don’t have any job offer from an employer-based out in Saskatchewan. Through this stream, you can put your application for permanent residence and a job in Canada. However, being skilled in an in-demand occupation in the Saskatchewan labour market is a must-have requirement for the same.
3. International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
You can consider applying for this stream if you are a skilled worker. Also, an online Express Entry profile is a must and the profile should be active. You must have a desire to live as well as get employment in Canada in the province of Saskatchewan. In adjunct to that, you should fulfil the criteria set up for eligibility by the IRCC.
Worker with Saskatchewan Work Experience
The six sub-categories under this umbrella are:
1. Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit
If you are a skilled worker with an occupational opportunity from an employer in Saskatchewan, you can apply for permanent residence in Canada through this stream. To qualify, you are required to have work experience for a minimum of 6 months in the Saskatchewan province. Either a valid work permit or a work visa is a must-have.
2. Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit
If you wish to gain Canadian permanent residence and are a skilled worker in the field of agriculture, this stream is for you. An employment offer from a legitimate employer in the province of Saskatchewan is a must-have. To qualify, you are required to have work experience for a minimum of 6 months in the Saskatchewan province. Either a valid work permit or a work visa is a must-have.
3. Health Professionals
If your wishes include moving to Canada and becoming a Canadian citizen, and you have been working in Saskatchewan for a minimum of 6 months, this stream is for you. You must have been working in the medical field as a physician, nurse or any other healthcare professional. A valid work permit is also a must-have.
4. Hospitality Sector Project
If you are currently working in Saskatchewan as a temporary foreign worker, and have been working with an approved and qualified hospitality provider for a minimum of 6 months, you can apply to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program through this stream for becoming a Canadian citizen.
5. Long-Haul Truck Driver Project
If you are working in Saskatchewan with an approved trucking company on a temporary foreign worker permit, this stream is for you. You will also need to have a job offer from a trucking firm based in Saskatchewan and have work experience of at least 6 months.
If you wish to be nominated for the SINP and have studied in Canada in Saskatchewan, this stream is for you. You must have a graduation degree or certification. This certification should be from an approved and a recognized educational institution of the province. Your level of education must be of post-secondary according to Canadian standards. Apart from Saskatchewan, the other provinces such as British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Yukon, Prince Edward Island, and Ontario, all have their own provincial nominee programs. If Saskatchewan isn’t the province for you, you can check the eligibility criteria of the streams of programs of all these provinces. The province of Quebec has a different program to nominate applicants for Canadian citizenship and a resident visa or Canadian permanent residency. Choose wisely. Quickly check if you are qualifying for the application process according to the standards set by the Canadian Immigration Law since the applications are few and opportunities and many!