The Saskatchewan immigration provincial program, which used to be called the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), was set up by the government of Saskatchewan in 1998. The program was started to help the province meet its economic and labor market needs. The first immigrants through Saskatchewan PNP came in 2010.
The SINP chooses candidates based on several things, including but not limited to academic success, professional success, and other important skills and experiences. But the criteria can change at any time to meet the province’s needs, and the PNP will likely evaluate future applications based on the most recent criteria.
Many people choose to move to Saskatchewan. People call Saskatchewan PNP program requirements “simple PNP” because it is so easy to understand. This could be because there are many ways for immigrants to become citizens.
In Saskatchewan, the subcategories range from “improved” to “basic” and even further. The International Skilled Worker Category now has a better subcategory called Saskatchewan Express Entry.
What is the Saskatchewan PNP program?
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is Saskatchewan Canada’s way to get people to move there (SINP). Through the SINP, Saskatchewan can choose qualified people and ask the federal government to permanently let them stay in the province.
In Saskatchewan, the provincial initiative has been very positive. Over seven of ten novices to the province in the past few years came through the SINP. 76% of people who move to a province have a good chance of getting a job. Over 85% of people who move to the province decide to stay there, so retention is also strong.
What are the streams included in the Saskatchewan PNP program?
If you’re considering moving to Saskatchewan, you have four choices:
- International Skilled Worker Category
- Entrepreneur and Farm Category
- Saskatchewan Experience Category
- International Graduate Entrepreneur Category.
International Skilled Worker Category
- They should get at least 60 out of a possible 100 points.
- They should get at least a four on the Canadian Language Benchmark.
- They should have worked in the field they chose for one year.
- They should have a job offer from a Canadian company that is full-time and permanent.
Saskatchewan Experience Category
- Must have a valid work permit. Must have a full-time, permanent job offer from a job that qualifies.
- Must have worked for the company offering the permanent job for at least six months,
- Must be able to speak and write CLB 4 language.
- Must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter and, if needed, proof that they are eligible for a license.
Entrepreneur and Farm Category
- You must have obtained your net wealth lawfully and have a minimum net worth of CAD 500,000 (or $300,000 under the Young Farmer Stream) (verified to at least 80 percent).
- You must reside in Saskatchewan with your family. When your application is granted, the SINP will offer you a business performance agreement to sign with the Saskatchewan government.
International Graduate Entrepreneur Category.
- Must be at least 21 years old.
- Must have earned a degree or diploma from a Saskatchewan-approved post-secondary institution that took at least two years to finish.
- Must have a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) valid for two years.
- You must have lived in Saskatchewan during their academic program. Must meet the language requirement of CLB 7.
How to apply for the Saskatchewan PNP program?
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program makes applying for provincial nomination (SINP) easy. Here’s what you need to do to apply for Saskatchewan PNP:
- Choose an application subheading that fits. Candidates for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) must choose one of four eligibility categories: International Skilled Worker, Saskatchewan Experience, Entrepreneur, or Farm.
- You can sign up for an Expression of Interest account on the OASIS website. Then, each EOI participant’s profile is given a score using the SINP evaluation grid.
- After the profiles have been rated, those with higher scores are invited to apply to the SINP. Within 60 days of becoming eligible, a candidate must send in a full application for provincial nomination.
- The provincial immigration office will then look at the paperwork.
- If the application is valid, the applicant will be recommended to the federal government for PR for Saskatchewan, Canada status, and the Special Immigrant Juvenile Program immigration process can begin (SINJ).
- When candidates get a nomination, their Express Entry profile will be changed to show this. Within 30 days, the SINP nomination must be accepted.
- The person will get an invitation from IRCC to apply for a permanent resident visa in Canada within 60 days after their nomination has been accepted.
- IRCC will give the applicant and their family a permanent residence visa if they meet all the requirements.
The Saskatchewan immigration process makes it legal for skilled foreign workers to come to Canada. Through the Saskatchewan immigration provincial program, the province can choose qualified employees and international students to move to Saskatchewan and become permanent citizens so they can help the economy grow there. Because Saskatchewan’s economy is doing well, it has a dynamic and flexible immigration policy. Saskatchewan’s economy has grown much faster than most other Canadian provinces because of its agriculture and mining industries.
For more PNP related articles, please visit Swagatham Canada’s provincial nominee’s section.