Saskatchewan is one of the Canadian provinces, also known as “Land of Living Skies”. The province features varied geography, with grassland spreading over its southern plains and Canadian Shield plateau, coniferous forests, rivers, and lakes cover the north. The economy of this Canadian province primarily focused on agricultural activities; it grows a large portion of Canada’s grain. Other significant industries include forestry and mining.
Saskatchewan invites newcomers to the province through Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Under this program, the province targets new immigrants with relevant skills and experience. Qualified candidates receive a provincial nomination from Ontario to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Nominated candidates can apply with the Canadian government to obtain permanent resident status in Canada.
The SINP invites applicants under various categories. MakeHomeCanada has briefed additional information below. Thus, you can easily decide if SINP is the right pathway for you to immigrate to Canada.
International Skilled Worker Category
Saskatchewan targets skilled workers through this category, who are willing to live and work in the province permanently. SINP chooses applicants based on a points system and nominates qualified candidates under any of the three following sub-categories:
1. International Skilled Worker- Employment Offer
Applicants under this sub-category include skilled workers who have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in a skilled occupation. The job offer must be pre-approved by the SINP as the first step. To have the job position appraised, the employer has to register on the SINP employer website, and the employer will receive a Job Approval letter on validation. A copy of the same has to be attached by the applicant while applying with the SINP.
2. International Skilled Worker- Occupations In-Demand
Applicants under this sub-category include highly skilled workers with relevant experience in an in-demand occupation in the province. These applicants do not need a job offer in the province while applying.
3. International Skilled Worker- Saskatchewan Express Entry
Applicants under this sub-category include individuals who have already registered with the federal’s Express Entry pool. Qualifying candidates must match required education, language proficiency, in-demand skill work experience, and other factors to settle into the province’s labour-market and communities.
To qualify for this sub-category, candidates must be also eligible for one of the three federal immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
NOTE: To apply under Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories, applicants have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile through the SINP’s online application system, called OASIS.