Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – International Skilled Worker

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a way to immigrate to Canada. Through the SINP, the Province of Saskatchewan:

  • Invites residency applications from non-Canadians who want to make Saskatchewan their home
  • Nominates successful applicants to the federal government for permanent residency in Canada

The SINP is only one of the steps toward becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan.

Overview - International Skilled Worker

You need at least 60 points to apply.

  • If you have a job offer and meet the criteria below, see International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer.
  • If you have an Express Entry profile number and meet the criteria below, see International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry.
  • If you meet the criteria below, but do not have a job offer or an Express Entry profile number, see International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand.

Use the grid below to see if you qualify.

See the “Required Documents” for your sub-category to see what you need to support your claimed points.

FACTOR I: LABOUR MARKET SUCCESS

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Master’s or Doctorate degree (Canadian equivalency).23
Bachelor’s degree OR at least a three-year degree at a university or college.20
Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan.20
Canadian equivalency diploma that requires two (but less than three) years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution.15
Canadian equivalency certificate or at least two semesters (but less than a two-year program) at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution.12
SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Your work experience must relate to the job you have put on your application.
  • One year of work experience equals 12 full months.
a) Work experience in the 5 years prior to application submission date.
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
b) In the 6-10 years prior to application submission date.
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
Less than 1 year0
LANGUAGE ABILITY

  • Check IRCC’s website to convert your IELTS, CELPIP or TEF scores to CLB 4-10.
a) First Language Test (English or French)
CLB 8 and higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
English or French speaker without language test results.0
b) Second Language Test (English or French)
 CLB 8 or higher10
 CLB 78
 CLB 66
 CLB 54
 CLB 42
 Not Applicable0
AGE
Less than 18 years0
18 – 21 years8
22 – 34 years12
35 – 45 years10
46 – 50 years8
More than 50 years0
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR I80

 

FACTOR II: CONNECTION TO SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR MARKET & ADAPTABILITY

Points are given for having a connection to the Saskatchewan labour market. This shows your ability to successfully settle in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.

The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:
High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer30
The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only
Close family relative in Saskatchewan

  • The applicant or accompanying spouse has a family relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Saskatchewan. This includes a: parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships. The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed under “Required Documents” for your ISW sub-category.
20
Past work experience in Saskatchewan

  • At least 12 months of work in the past five years on a valid work permit.
5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan

  • At least one full-time academic year at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit.
5
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR II30
MAXIMUM POINTS TOTAL: I + II =110

Procedures and Guidelines

To be eligible for nomination you must meet the criteria of the SINP and provide all of the required documents listed below.

Applications in each category will be processed in the order that they are received. The SINP reserves the right to prioritize applications to meet the Government of Saskatchewan’s strategic priorities.

Before you apply to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), please review the eligibility criteria and required documents needed to apply in one of the International Skilled Worker (ISW) sub-categories below.

The International Skilled Worker (ISW) category is for skilled workers living abroad who want to work and live in Saskatchewan. There are three sub-categories that international skilled workers may apply for under the SINP.

1. International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer

This sub-category is for skilled workers who:

  • Have a job offer for a skilled occupation in Saskatchewan;
  • Who are living abroad or in Canada; and
  • Meet the criteria of the sub-category.

2. International Skilled Worker: Tech Talent Pathway

This sub-category is for high-skilled technology and innovation sector workers who:

  • Have a job offer for a high-skilled occupation in Saskatchewan;
  • Are either living in Canada or abroad;
  • Meet the criteria of the sub-category; and,
  • May be in the immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry Pool (not required).

3. International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand

This sub-category is for skilled workers who:

  • Do not have a job offer in Saskatchewan but are highly skilled in an in-demand occupation;
  • Who are living abroad or in Canada; and
  • Meet the criteria of the sub-category.

4. International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry

This sub-category is for skilled workers who:

  • Do not have a job offer in Saskatchewan;
  • Who are living abroad or in Canada;
  • Are in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry Pool; and
  • Meet the criteria of the sub-category.

5. Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot

This sub-category is for intermediate and lower-skilled workers who:

  • Have a job offer for an eligible intermediate or low-skilled occupation in Saskatchewan;
  • Are either living in Canada or abroad;
  • Meet the criteria of the pilot

Before You Apply

To simplify the application process, please ensure that you have obtained the required documents and have the information below in hand.

Record NameSaskatchewan Express EntryOccupations In-DemandWith a Job OfferTech Talent Pathway Job OfferTech Talent Pathway Express EntryHard-to-Fill-Skills
PRINCIPAL APPLICANT
Express Entry Profile Number
Birth Certificate
Passport
Marital Status (if married or common-law)
Education/Training CredentialsNote 1
Education Credential AssessmentNote 2Note 2Note 5Note 2
Saskatchewan Licensure (including medical)if applicableif applicableif applicableif applicableif applicableif applicable
Work Experience
Language TestNote 3Note 3Note 6
Settlement Funds & Settlement PlanNote 5
Proof of Connection to Saskatchewanif applicableif applicable
Job Offer
Job Approval Letter
Work Permitif applicableif applicableif applicableif applicable
IMM-0008 Generic Application Form for Canada
IMM-0008DEP Additional Dependents/Declaration (if applicable)<
Schedule A: Background/Declaration
IMM-5406 Additional Family Information
SPOUSE
Birth Certificate (if accompanying)
Passport (if accompanying)
Marital Status (if married or common-law & if accompanying)
Schedule A: Background/Declaration
IMM-5406 Additional Family Information
DEPENDANTS (if accompanying)
Birth Certificates
Passport
OTHER SIGNED FORMS (if applicable)
Translator Affidavit
IMM-5476 Use of a Representative
IMM-5465 Authority to Release Information to a Designated Individual
IMM-5409 Statutory Declaration of Common Law Relationship
  • Note #1: If applicant is claiming points for education.
  • Note #2: An Education Credential Assessment (ECA) is required for education obtained outside of Canada.
  • Note #3:
    • If the applicant is a native speaker from an English or French speaking country where they are a citizen or permanent resident, they are not required to provide the language test results; however, they will not receive any points on the points assessment for language.
    • If the applicant’s intended occupation is a designated trade that falls under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) ‘C’ they must submit valid language test results even if English or French is their native language.
    • If the applicant is not a native speaker from an English or French speaking country, they are required to provide the language test results.
  • Note #4: Nomination with Conditions can be granted with requirement that nominee provide proof of MELT completion and Class 1 license to remove the conditions of nomination.
  • Note #5: Required by IRCC for Permanent Residency Application.
  • Note #6:
    • If currently working for the employer offering you the job, meet the language requirements established by your employer in your job offer. Your employer will be assessing your language ability.
    • If not currently working for the employer offering you the job, have English and/or French language ability of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher.
    • If applying to this stream as an IRCC Express Entry candidate, then have a language test result that meets the federal Express Entry language requirements.

Assessment Form: