Saskatchewan is a major destination for aspirants or prospective immigrants who plan to work and live in Canada. The Saskatchewan PNP program presents applicants with a lucrative opportunity to live and work in the province.
Saskatchewan invites many skilled and talented immigrants under different streams of SINP to meet the demands and requirements of its workforce and economy.
It invites interested candidates and nominates them for Canadian permanent residency as per the annual application quota allotted to it by the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship).
There are essentially 3 Streams in the SINP:
International Skilled Worker: This is the most common stream in the SINP program and the majority of applications received are from this stream. This category is meant for those who are wishing to work in Saskatchewan and want to settle there.
Saskatchewan Experience Category: This stream is meant for people with prior work experience in Saskatchewan and the majority of skilled tradesman apply for this category.
Entrepreneurship & Farm Category: This category is open to those who desire to start a business in Saskatchewan or are interested in starting a farm in the province.
Eligibility Requirements for both SINP-Express Entry & Occupation in Demand subcategory
The following is a list of requirements for SINP- Express Entry sub-category;
- Applicants must at least score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
- Applicants Must have evidence of legal status if presently living in Canada;
- Required to have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Number (for express entry stream candidates).
- Candidates are required to provide language proficiency test results from an approved testing agency in accordance with the language level declared in the Express Entry profile, that is a minimum CLB 7.
- Candidates must have concluded a minimum One year of post-secondary education or training equivalent to the Canadian education system which has resulted in a degree, diploma, or certificate.
- Applicant must have a minimum one of the following in the field of education or training occupation.
- Required to have at least 1-year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession.
- Two (2) years’ work experience as a skilled trade in the last five years; or
- Applicants must have 12 months of work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
- Required to have a proof of sufficient settlement funds along with a settlement plan.
Saskatchewan PNP Opening Dates For Immigrants
In the first month of the year, the last application intake of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for both SINP OID and express entry subcategories was launched. And since than applicants are anxiously waiting for the next SINP intake.
Even though Saskatchewan has not formally announced the opening date of next intake, but, there is a strong likelihood that SINP will open its intake later this year. First and foremost, it’s been about 3 months of having passed since the last draw, so the next draw is expected to be launched any moment from now.
Saskatchewan immigration points
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is one of the major Pathways to immigrate to Saskatchewan Province in Canada. If you want to get Permanent Residency in Saskatchewan this year aside from the federal express entry, you can apply through the SINP.
SINP is a points-based selection system, wherein key factors such as age, work experience, educational qualifications, language proficiency, etc. are given certain points. You have to score at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid- 2019.
The table below will show you the number of points allotted to each factor to determine your eligibility for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.
|FACTOR I (A): EDUCATION & TRAINING|
|Master’s or Doctorate degree; OR||23|
|University Degree that required a minimum of three years of full-time study; OR||20|
|Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan (credential must be accredited and approved by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission); OR||20|
|Diploma or certificate, Degree, that required a minimum two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent; OR||15|
|Diploma or certificate, Degree, that required a minimum of one year of full-time post-secondary study, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate; OR||12|
|FACTOR I (B): SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE|
|(A) WORK EXPERIENCE DURING THE MOST RECENT FIVE YEARS PRIOR TO APPLICATION|
|(B) WORK EXPERIENCE DURING THE SIX TO TEN YEAR PERIOD PRIOR TO APPLICATION|
|FACTOR I (C): LANGUAGE ABILITY|
|CLB 8 and higher||20|
|CLB 4 (minimum requirement)||12|
|French or English native speaker without language test results||0|
|FACTOR I (D): AGE|
|MAXIMUM POINTS – FACTOR I LABOUR MARKET SUCCESS INDICATORS||70|
|FACTOR II: THE RELATION TO SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR MARKET & ADAPTABILITY|
|The main applicant’s points would be evaluated according to the documented proof of powerful connection to Saskatchewan with genuine intention and potential in order to settle economically and profitably accepted in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.||(Maximum total points = 30)|
|Close relative in Saskatchewan||20|
|Prior employment experience in Saskatchewan(If the candidate has worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of twelve months in the past five years with a reasonable work permit)-||5|
|Previous student skills in Saskatchewan(If the candidate has studied at the designated Saskatchewan education institute for one full-time academic session on a valid study permit)||5|
|MAXIMUM POINTS FOR THE FACTOR II IN CONNECTION TO SASKATCHEWAN ADAPTABILITY & LABOUR MARKET–||30|
|MAXIMUM POINTS TOTAL – FACTOR I & II 100|
The Saskatchewan immigration points above provide you with the tool to calculate your total points for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and thus, confirm your eligibility status for the same.