Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Saskatchewan is very successful with immigration. The province was welcoming between 3,000 and 4,000 newcomers per year. That number has now grown to 15,000. This is particularly impressive when considering that Saskatchewan’s population is just over 1 million. The province is one of Canada’s most popular destinations for newcomers.
The SINP is Saskatchewan's dedicated immigration program for the selection and nomination of eligible foreign nationals through various pathways, including its leading International Skilled Worker: Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand categories.
Saskatchewan's provincial program has been very successful. Seven out of 10 newcomers to the province immigrated through the SINP. The province also has a high employment rate for newcomers, around 76 per cent. Retention rates are also high, with over 85 per cent of newcomers choosing to stay in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan is a popular destination among newcomers. The Saskatchewan PNP program has a reputation of being an “easy PNP". This may be because of the variety of immigration options it provides immigration candidates.
Saskatchewan has an enhanced sub-category, and many base sub-categories. The enhanced sub-category is called Saskatchewan Express Entry, and is under the International Skilled Worker Category.
Saskatchewan’s provincial immigration program consists of the following streams:
International Skilled Worker Category
The Saskatchewan Experience Category is for foreign workers who are already living in Saskatchewan, including holders of a current work permit and international graduates.
International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry
International Skilled Worker - Occupation In-Demand
International Skilled Worker - Employment Offer
Eligible SINP In-Demand Occupations
Saskatchewan Experience Category
The International Skilled Worker Category is for skilled workers who wish to live and work in Saskatchewan.
Existing Work Permit
Hospitality Sector Project
Long Haul Truck Driver Project
Entrepreneur and Farm Category
The Entrepreneur and Farm Category is for individuals who wish to own and actively operate a business or a farming operation in Saskatchewan. You’re expected to take on an active management role in the business.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Entrepreneur Category offers candidates the opportunity to establish, acquire, or partner in a business in Saskatchewan and be actively involved in its management.
A minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD
At least three years of entrepreneurial experience within the past 10 years
A minimum equity investment of $300,000 CAD
International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category is for international students graduating from an eligible post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan and who are planning to start a business in the province.