About the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

An increasingly large portion of aspirants are choosing Saskatchewan as their permanent abode in the vast landscape of the country. The affordable housing, diverse community life, and high employment rate in the province are appealing factors for immigrants who want their specific skill set to translate into significant job opportunities in Canada. Since 2015, the () has been inviting more than 14,000 immigrants annually, to settle in the province. As per the 2016 Census, 10.5% of Saskatchewan’s population is comprised of immigrants. The majority of these are economic immigrants, who have been systematically chosen based on their occupation and other qualifications, to contribute to the local economy.

Pathways under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program allows the provincial government to nominate skilled immigrants to live and work in Saskatchewan as permanent residents. The province selects these immigrants based on their skills and eligibility to contribute to the labor market of the province.

The categories under SINP are mentioned below:

  • International Skilled Worker Category – designed for skilled immigrants who want to live and work in Saskatchewan. The category is further divided into the following sub-categories:
    • International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer
    • International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand
    • International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry 
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category – For foreign nationals currently working and living in the province on a valid work permit. The following are the sub-categories:
    • Existing Work Permit
    • Health Professionals
    • Hospitality Sector Project
    • Long Haul Truck Driver Project
    • Students
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category – For entrepreneurs planning to carry out business activities in Saskatchewan. The category is also for experienced farmers who want to buy and operate their farms in the province.
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category – For International Students who have completed their graduation from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan and are planning to start their business in the province. 

SINP also operates an “enhanced” stream, which is linked with Express Entry. SINP’s International Skilled Worker: Express Entry sub-category permits the province to select skilled immigrants with the required skills and potential to contribute to the provincial nomination. Once an express entry applicant receives a provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 CRS points over their existing scores
How to Apply for the Saskatchewan PNP

The application process and eligibility criteria for each pathway varies. Each category is divided into several sub-categories which evaluate and select specific candidate profiles. For instance, the International Skilled Worker category is divided into three sub-categories:

  • Saskatchewan Express Entry – for candidates applying for nomination through the online Express Entry system.
  • Occupation-in-Demand – for applicants who are practicing a skilled occupation that features on Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupation list.
  • Employment Offer – for those who possess a valid job offer from an employer in Saskatchewan.


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The SINP process typically involves three steps:

Step 1: Apply for a nomination

An applicant who has filed an Expression of Interest in the Express Entry System may receive a Notification of Interest from the provincial authorities, inviting them to apply for a nomination. Alternatively, the applicant can directly contact the Saskatchewan immigration authority and follow the online application procedure of the relevant sub-category.

Step 2: Receive a Nomination

If the applicant meets the stipulated requirements of the immigration program, they will be nominated by the province. They will be evaluated through according to distinct requirements relevant to the sub-category and/or a point allocation system based on their age, language skills, education, employment experience, adaptability, etc. Availability of sufficient settlement funds may also be taken into consideration. The nomination makes them eligible to apply for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Step 3: Visa Application

Upon receiving the nomination, the applicant can to IRCC. After due verification, the authority may grant the visa.

IELTS Requirement

International skilled workers applying via the Express Entry system must score Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or higher in the IELTS Preparation, while workers applying under most other categories require a minimum score of CLB 4.


Processing Time

Typically, authorities require 3 to 6 months to issue a nomination. Additionally, the IRCC processing time is 6 months for PR applications filed under the category, and 15 to 19 months for applications filed under the Occupation in Demand category.

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