Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
There are many ways to come to Saskatchewan either temporarily or permanently. You can come temporarily to visit, study or work. If you want to work permanently or start a business in Saskatchewan, there are several categories such as:
Skilled Workers, Family Members, Farmers, Health Professions, Hospitality Sector Pilot Project, Long Haul Truck Drivers, Students, Farm Owners and Entrepreneurs.
Most of the categories require you to have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer that is related to your education and work experience.
This category is designed for skilled workers, professionals or managers who have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. It is divided into three sub-categories:
- Skilled Workers/Professionals
- Critical Occupations
- Existing Work Permit
You live outside of Canada or you have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you have one of the following:
- An offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan either in an occupation or trade in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A” or “B”, or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan (Skilled Workers/Professionals Sub-Category);
- An offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan in a management position in the NOC Matrix level “0” (Critical Occupations Sub-Category); or
- Have worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months on a temporary work permit either in an occupation or trade that is in the NOC Matrix level “A” or “B”, or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan excluding trades included in the Hospitality Sector Pilot Project (Existing Work Permit Sub-Category).
This category is for immigrant families living in Saskatchewan who want to help their skilled and educated family members come to work and live in the province.
Applicants must have a relative who has been living in Saskatchewan for at least one year. They must be willing to provide applicants with assistance during the immigration process and after they arrive in Saskatchewan. These relatives are called supporting family members.
- Be between 18 – 49 years old.
- Have a signed affidavit of support from one or more family members living in Saskatchewan (SINP-500-22).
- Have completed post-secondary education, training, or apprenticeship of at least one year in length and have a diploma, a certificate, or a degree.
- Have at least one year of work experience in your field of education or training
- Have the English language ability either to do the job you have been offered by a Saskatchewan employer or to get a job in your field of education or training.
- Have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan employer or intend to find full-time, permanent work in Saskatchewan and have enough money to live in the province for a short time without work after arrival ($10,000 for you and $2,000 for each accompanying family member).
Health Professions Category
Applicants to the SINP Health Professions Category must already be working full-time in Saskatchewan as a physician, nurse or other health professional on a temporary work permit for at least six months in order to apply
- Provide proof of a temporary work permit confirming that you have been working as a health professional in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months.
- Have an offer of permanent employment that is issued by a provincial health authority or the health education institution where you are currently employed and/or verified with documents that describe your permanent arrangement to work in healthcare industry in Saskatchewan
Hospitality Sector Pilot Project
Under the Hospitality Sector Pilot Project the SINP can nominate foreign workers that are currently working in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months on a temporary work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), supported by Service Canada’s (SC) Temporary Foreign Worker labour market confirmation, and in one of the following categories:
- Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6453)
- Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6641)
- Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6661)
Workers in these categories must first begin working in Saskatchewan on a temporary foreign work permit for a company that has been approved by the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). If an approved business offers the worker permanent employment, after a minimum of 6 months employment the worker may apply to the SINP for permanent resident status
Long Haul Truck Drivers
The SINP Long Haul Truck Driver Project allows Saskatchewan trucking firms to bring truckers to the province under Service Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker policy for occupations requiring a high school diploma or on-the-job training.
Long haul truck drivers must first begin working in Saskatchewan for an approved trucking firm on a temporary foreign work permit. If an approved trucking firm offers them permanent employment, after a minimum of 6 months employment they may apply to the SINP for permanent resident status
The Student Category allows eligible post-secondary graduates to apply for landed immigrant status under the SINP. There are two streams of the Student Category: the Post-Graduation Work Permit Stream and the Master’s and PhD Graduate Stream.
- Have graduated with a certificate, diploma or degree from a recognised post-secondary educational institution in Canada
- Have worked for a Saskatchewan employer for a minimum of six months under a CIC post-graduation work permit
- Have a current, permanent, full-time job offer from your employer
Farm Owners / Operators
The Farm Owner/Operator category is for individuals with proven experience in farming and substantial capital available to invest in a farming operation and who intend to purchase and operate a farming operation in Saskatchewan.
The Young Farmer stream of the Farm Owner/Operator Category is designed to allow young farm families to establish their lives and farming operations in our province’s rural areas.
- Available Equity – you must provide financial documents showing a net worth of $500,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD).
- Refundable Cash Deposit – you must sign a Performance Agreement committing to purchase a farm operation in Saskatchewan and make a “good faith” deposit of $75,000 CAD in trust. The cash deposit will be returned to you when the terms of the Performance Agreement are met
- Mandatory visit to Saskatchewan – you must have conduct a comprehensive exploratory visit to Saskatchewan of no less than five working days and must meet with an SINP representative
- Farm operation knowledge and experience – you must provide documentation (e.g. education and training, work experience, financial documents of their previous operations) that demonstrates that you are a knowledgeable farm operator. If necessary, we may further verify this information through an interview when you are in Saskatchewan
The SINP Entrepreneur Program offers you and your family the opportunity to establish, acquire or partner in a business in Saskatchewan and be actively involved in its management.
- There are four criteria in the SINP Entrepreneur Category that you must meet to be approved for nomination:
- A minimum net worth of $300,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD) that can be verified
- Accumulation of net worth through legal means, which can be verified.
- Minimum three years entrepreneurial or relevant business management experience.
- Intent to reside and actively invest in Saskatchewan.
Requirements After Nomination:
Once you are approved for nomination, you will be required to:
- Have a minimum active investment of $150,000 CAD in the Province of Saskatchewan. If you own less than 1/3 of the business, then your total investment must be worth at least $1 million CAD.
- Be involved in the day-to-day management of your business.
- Make a $75,000 good faith deposit. If you meet certain conditions, you may apply for your good faith deposit to be returned
Begin your Canadian Visa Application Process Today
As Canadian immigration specialists, Global Citizens are committed to ensuring that you obtain the best Canadian visa or immigration service for your requirements. You can set your application in motion today by visiting the online assessment area now. Just complete one of our simple forms.
After we assess your qualifications, you will be informed if you qualify. If you would qualify to apply for the permanent residence in Canada as the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Class, we open your file and proceed with the processing of your application for permanent resident visa.
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