Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan is situated centrally in Canada and inhabited with a various population with dray varied temperature but no doubt the sunniest province of Canada. Province of Canada enriched with minerals and booming economy, a popular destination due to its reasonable living cost and abundant jobs.
The Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program SINP provides a way to immigrants who want to live and work in Saskatchewan and successful applicants can get the permanent residency in Canada later on.

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Express Entry Saskatchewan

First, we help you to know about the Express Entry Saskatchewan in which there are two options like candidates can apply directly to the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program by sending Expression of Interest. If nominated, the candidate can then create a new Express Entry profile and can get into the system and the second option is to step into the Saskatchewan immigration process by creating a new Express Entry profile and formally indicating an interest in the province. Immigration Saskatchewan can then select interested candidates and invite them to apply to the SINP. Candidates are selected on the basis of skills and experience according to the economic needs of the province and Invitation to Apply ITA is sent to the selected candidates which are a pathway to permanent residency in Canada.

International Skilled Worker

If we talk about Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program we will start from The International Skilled Worker Category which is for the skilled and experienced candidates with language proficiency and good education and decided to live and work in the Saskatchewan although Internation Skilled Worker Category has three further subcategories.

Employment Offer Stream

Among those three first ones is Employment Offer Stream. Selected candidates by this stream must have a valid job offer with a qualified employer in the Province with one-year job experience and minimum CLB 4, Occupation in job letter must be classified as NOC National Occupational Classification level A, B or 0 and finally have minimum CRS 60.

Occupation in-demand Stream

The second subcategory of Saskatchewan Skilled Worker Category is Occupation in-demand Stream which is for the skilled workers who do not have the job offer but indeed highly skilled in an in-demand occupation and candidate must have had one year experience in specific occupation and occupation must be classified at National Occupation level A, B or 0 with minimum CLB 4 and SNIP points must be 60 or above. Candidates must have a settlement plan and proof of sufficient funds with proper credentials.

Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream

The third subcategory of SINP International Skilled Worker Category is Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream which is for skilled workers who are in a candidate pool of CIC Express Entry System. Like the candidate must have a profile number in Express Entry pool and Job seeker validation code. One must have work experience in their field infact work experience must be in a high skilled occupation classified as NOC A, B or 0 which are considered in demand in province of Saskatchewan.

Here you can see below Excluded Occupation List for the SINP’s Express Entry Category and The Occupation in-demand category:Click here

Saskatchewan Experience

The next category for Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program is The Saskatchewan Experience Category which is for the potential candidates who are currently working and living in Saskatchewan but want to be a permanent resident. There are five immigration streams in this SINP category.

Existing Work Permit

Existing Work Permit Sub-Category is for the skilled workers with a valid work permit who been working in Saskatchewan for 6 months or longer.

Health Profession

Health Profession Sub-Category is for internationally trained health professionals who have been employed in the province under a temporary work permit for 6 months or longer like a physician, nurses or other Health Professionals.

Hospitality Sector

Hospitality Sector Sub-Category is for foreign workers who are employed in the hospitality industry and wants to apply for SINP nomination by meeting requirements.

Long Haul Truck Driver

Long Haul Truck Driver Sub-Category for the workers who are currently working as truck drivers in Saskatchewan and wants a permanent residence through a provincial nomination. These are the workers who are called by trucking and logistics firms on temporary visas.

Student Stream

Student Stream is for the foreign students who did graduation from a recognized post-secondary university or college in Saskatchewan and indeed a popular stream among fresh graduates of University of Saskatchewan.

SINP Entrepreneur and Farm

Next one is The SINP Entrepreneur and Farm Category which is for the potential candidates who have a business idea, capital and experience to operate a farm in Saskatchewan and further divided into two categories:


Entrepreneurs Sub-Category is for the immigrants who want to invest their time and money into a Saskatchewan business. Its a best opportunity for the people who want to establish and actively operate a business in Saskatchewan with the investment of $300,000 CAD in Regina or $200,000 CAD in the Saskatchewan community.

Farm Owners and Operators

Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category is for the immigrants who have farming experience and are interested in farming in the province of Saskatchewan. Candidate must have a worth of $500,000 CAD. Criteria requirements must be satisfied by the applicant.

SINP Young Farmer Stream

SINP Young Farmer Stream which is within the farm or operator category for the young farmers who want to establish farming in rural areas of Saskatchewan and wants to settle there with families and for this candidate’s needed personal net worth of $300,000 CAD.

Points Calculator

The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker’s Expression of Interest (EOI) points grid is based on a total of 100 points. Candidate must score at least 60 points in order to be entered into the pool of eligible candidates for either Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
Up to 70 points are awarded under the following factors:

Skilled work experience;

Education and training;

Proficiency in English or French;


Selection factor Points
Education and training Maximum 23 points
Skilled work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour market Maximum 30 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark: 60 points

If we talk about Education and training scores are given below on points grid:

Selection factor Points
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 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

Then we go on Skilled Work Experience and experience should be recent five years prior to the application:

Selection factor Points
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2

The other factor as mentioned above is language ability:

Language ability Points
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French native speaker without language test results 0

Applicant receive points according to age:

Age Points
Less than 18 years 0
18-21 years 8
22-34 years 12
35-45 years 10
46-50 years 8
Over 50 years 0

The applicant also receive points for the connection to the Saskatchewan Labour Market and adaptability:

High skilled employment offer

The applicant has a job offer for an occupation classified at NOC level 0, A, B or a designated trade in Saskatchewan contains 30 points

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:

Parents, Siblings, Grandparents, Aunts and uncles, Nieces and nephews, Cousins, and Step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.

The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements enlisted 20 points.

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 contain 5 points. 

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 contains 5 points aswell.