The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) provides an alternative means of entry into Canada. It allows Saskatchewan to nominate applicants, who qualify under criteria established by the province, to the federal government for landed immigrant status.
The SINP allows for nomination of selected applicants whose skills and abilities are deemed to best fit the province's ever growing needs for permanent resident residence. Individuals will also enjoy priority processing of their applications for permanent residence by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) and the assistance of provincial immigration officers who are readily available to assist.
The SINP allows nomination of applicants who possess either an offer of permanent full-time employment in Saskatchewan in an occupation/trade in Saskatchewan, or an offer of permanent full-time employment in a management position, or has worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months on a temporary work permit in a designated occupation. This program has several different categories which are outlined below.
Under the Skilled Workers Category, applicants that are skilled workers, professionals or managers who have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan employer can be nominated. This category further includes three sub-categories: Skilled Workers/Professionals, Critical Occupations, and Existing Work Permit.
Under the Health Professions Category, internationally-trained health professionals, who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a temporary work permit, can apply for permanent resident status under the SINP. This program is geared towards physicians, nurses and other health professions.
Under the Hospitality Sector Project Category, foreign workers which are currently working in Saskatchewan in one of the following categories: Food/Beverage Server Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper or Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff may be nominated for permanent residence.
Under the Long Haul Truck Drivers Category, foreign workers may be selected for occupations at a Saskatchewan trucking firm that requires a high school diploma or on-the-job training under Service Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker policy.
Successful applicants and holders of a Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program visa become permanent residents of Canada. Permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis.
Additional benefits of Canadian permanent residence include access to government-subsidized education and state of the art healthcare (Medicare), as well as unrestricted access to Canada's labour market and the associated insurance and pension benefits. Permanent residents also have the ability to apply for Canadian citizenship and the opportunity to sponsor family members to join them in Canada.
To see a full listing of our fees and services, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Visa processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.