Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Through this category, the SINP can nominate skilled workers who want to live and work in Saskatchewan. You’ll need to meet the SINP criteria and have factors that will help you settle successfully in Saskatchewan, including but not limited to: education, skilled work experience, and English or French Language ability.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The SINP accepts applications under the following categories:

  • International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand
  • International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer

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.

International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry:

This sub-category enables the province to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool and who have the necessary education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors to help them settle successfully and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, applicants must:Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;

  1. Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4;
  2. Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training comparable to the Canadian education system;
    • The program of study must have resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate.
  3. Have at least one-year of paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training, in a highly-skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan
  4. Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensor if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing;
  5. Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan; and
  6. Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100

Factor 1: Education and Training

The applicant will receive points for his or her education according to documented proof of completed post-secondary education and/or training programs from a nationally or provincially recognized institution or regulatory body.

Copies of diplomas, certificates, or degrees for any education/training with complete transcripts must be included in order to receive points under this selection factor

Factor 2: Work Experience

Points are calculated under this selection factor according to documented proof of skilled work experience (NOC 0, A, B or a designated trade) in the applicant’s intended occupation in the previous ten years. Two points are awarded for each year of work experience in the most recent five years, and one point is awarded for each year in the six to ten year period prior to applying.

The applicant must show at least one year of full-time, or part-time equivalent, paid work experience in his or her her intended occupation in order to be eligible.

Factor 3: Language Ability

The applicant will receive points for his or her ability in either of Canada’s official languages, English or French. If proficient in both, the applicant should choose the language that he or she is most comfortable with.

Proof of language proficiency is required in the form of official results of a recent SINP-approved language test, such as the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS, General Training), Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF).

Applicants must score a minimum of CLB 4 in order to be eligible.

Factor 5: Connections to the Saskatchewan L

The applicant will receive points for his or her connection to the Saskatchewan labour market and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident through document proof of a high skilled employment offer.

Close relative in Saskatchewan

The applicant or accompanying spouse has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatchewan. Close relatives include:

  1. Parents,
  2. Siblings,
  3. Grandparents,
  4. Aunts and uncles,
  5. Nieces and nephews,
  6. Cousins, and
  7. Step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.

Previous work experience in Saskatchewan 

The applicant worked in Saskatchewan for at least twelve cumulative months in the past five years on a valid work permit

Previous student experience in Saskatchewan

The applicant studied at a recognized Saskatchewan education institution for at least one full-time academic year on a valid study permit.

You must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 points on the Point Assessment Grid to be considered for nomination

You are awarded points on the basis of five factors:

  1. Education and Training
  2. Work Experience
  3. Language Ability (IELTS)
  4. Age and,
  5. Connection(s) to the Saskatchewan labor market and adaptability.
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University Degree that required at least three years of full-time study 20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan (credential must be approved by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission) 20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent 15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate 12
1 Year 10
2 Years 8
3 Years 6
4 Years 4
5 Years 2
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
<18 years 0
18-21 22-34 years 8
35-45 years 12
46-50 years 10
>50 years 8
Close relative in Saskatchewan 20
Previous work experience in Saskatchewan 5
Previous student experience in Saskatchewan 5


How to Apply

  1. Read and review the Application Guide and checklist for instructions on completing your application. It contains all the information you’ll need to prepare your application.
  2. Obtain all the required supporting documents.  For a detailed description, please see the Supporting Documents section of the Application Guide.
  3. Complete the required provincial and federal forms and any other federal forms that apply to your situation.
  4. Review and organize your completed forms and supporting documents to ensure you have a complete application package.
  5. Apply at SINP Apply Online.  You’ll need to create an account then complete the different sections. Scan and upload all your completed forms and supporting documents in PDF format onto your online application.  Keep the originals for your records.
  6. Save and submit your application online.

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