The Province of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s most rapidly growing economies. It is one of Canada’s Prairie Provinces, with its economy majorly based on agriculture and natural industries.

Saskatchewan has an immigration pathway that allows them to select skilled candidates for permanent residency in the province and this pathway is called the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). SINP allows the province of Saskatchewan to nominate prospective immigrants with skills and experience that are in demand in the local labor market of the province. 

Like other PNPs in Canada, SINP also has some streams to facilitate the immigration of various immigrants with different skill sets. These streams are as follows:

  • International Skilled Worker Category: This stream is for skilled immigrants who want to live and work in the province. 
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category: This stream is for foreign immigrants that are currently living in the province. 
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category: This stream allows the immigrants who wish to own and actively operate a business or farming operation in the province

There are one or more subcategories in the above-mentioned streams.

Minimum requirements to apply for SINP

SINP has a stream that is in-line with the federal government’s Express Entry Program, this way the province can search for skilled candidates in the Federal express pool. 

For an express entry candidate to be eligible to apply for SINP provincial nomination, they are required to meet the following requirements:

  • Must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 in SINP points calculator
  • In case residing in Canada, must have evidence of legal status
  • Need to have Express Entry profile number and Job Seeker Validation Code
  • Must take a Language test like IELTS to show language proficiency with the minimum requirement of CLB  (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7
  • Need to have a minimum of 1 year of post-secondary education or training that is equivalent to the Canadian education system
  • Must have minimum work experience required in a field of occupation that is categorized under NOC Skill Type 0, A or B
  • Need to have proof of sufficient settlement funds with a proper settlement plan
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Following is a table that illustrates how much settlement funds are required to support yourself and any accompanying family members for the move to Canada: 

Number of PersonsFunds Required (In-CAD)

Once an express entry candidate gets the provincial nomination certificate, they are awarded 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points. These many points effectively make sure that candidate gets an ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada) 

SINP Points Calculator (SINP Points Assessment Grid)

As mentioned above, candidates are required to score a minimum of 60 points to be eligible for SINP. These points are awarded based on the selection factor through the SINP Points Calculator in the following manner:

  • Education and Training: Maximum 23 points
  • Skilled Work Experience: Maximum 15 points
  • Language Ability: Maximum 20 points
  • Age: Maximum 12 points
  • Connection to Saskatchewan Labor Market: Maximum 30 points

Out of 100 points, candidates are just required to score 60 points to be eligible. 

Also, SINP has another major stream – Occupation in-demand Stream. This stream is for skilled immigrants who are having work experience in an occupation that is in-demand in the province. Recently SINP has updated its Occupation in-demand list with more than 200 eligible occupations, thus opening gates for immigration to more skilled immigrants. 

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