Comprehensive Guide to Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatachewan immigration: Saskatchewan has a rapidly growing economy and population thanks largely to immigrants from all over the world.

Saskatchewan is very successful with immigration. The province welcomes between 3,000 and 4,000 newcomers each year. That number has now grown to 15,000. This is especially impressive considering that Saskatchewan’s population is just over 1 million. The province is one of Canada’s most popular destinations for newcomers.

About Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is a Prairie province of Western Canada. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture and important natural resources industries like mining, potash, uranium, oil, forestry and fishing. It boasts major cities, Saskatoon, Regina, Moose jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert and Yorkton as well as vast expanses of pristine wilderness. Named “Land of Living Skies”, Saskatchewan offers a number of immigration streams and boasts of quality of life and work to  newcomers in Canada.

Saskatchewan’s economy is primarily associated with agriculture. Saskatchewan grows a large portion of Canada’s grain. Mining is a major industry in the province, with Saskatchewan being the world’s largest exporter of potash and uranium. Oil and natural gas production are also a very important part of Saskatchewan’s economy.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP):

The SINP is Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Saskatchewan provincial nomination letter, after which they can apply for Canadian permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The SINP accepts applications under the following categories:

  • International Skilled Worker Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category

These categories may have one or more sub-categories. Please find details below for each category:

International Skilled Worker Category

Under this category applications from skilled international workers will be accepted, who plan to live and work in the province of Saskatchewan.  applicants will get points on the basis of which they can be nominated under  one of three sub-categories.

International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer

Under this sub-category, applicants who are a skilled worker are eligible to apply for provincial nomination if they have a job offer from an eligible Saskatchewan employer. If the applicant has a job offer for an occupation  classified at NOC level 0, A, B or a designated trade in Saskatchewan, it will  add 30 points for applicant under SINP points grid.

International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand

Under this sub-category, applicants who are highly skilled and have experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan are eligible to apply even if they do not have a job offer. All in-demand occupations that are eligible  under the SINP’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub- categories are rated Skill Level A or B or Skill Type 0 under Canada’s National  occupational Classification, or NOC.

International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry

Under this sub-category the province nominates individuals who are already in  immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool  and have a skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Experience Category

Under this category all foreign workers who are currently living in   Saskatchewan are eligible to apply for SINP. The Saskatchewan Experience  Category accepts applications under the following sub-categories:

Existing Work Permit

Individuals who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a valid work permit are eligible to apply for SINP.

Health Professionals

Individuals who have worked as a physician, a nurse, or any other health profession in Saskatchewan for at least six months can apply for SINP.

Hospitality Sector Project

Under this sub-category those individuals that are currently working in Saskatchewan as food counter attendants, food and beverage servers,  kitchen helpers, or housekeeping and cleaning staff for at least six months are  eligible. The employer must receive approval from the Province of  Saskatchewan before the applicant begins to work in Canada.

Long Haul Truck Driver Project

Individuals who are currently working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan must have a minimum of six months experience in Saskatchewan for their current employer to be considered for SINP.


International students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada and have worked in Saskatchewan for at least twenty- four months can apply for SINP. If the students have graduated from an eligible designated learning institute in Saskatchewan, they can apply for provincial nomination after working for a Saskatchewan based employer for 6 months.

Entrepreneur and Farm Category

Under this category those individuals who wish to own and actively operate a business or farming operation in Saskatchewan will be considered to apply for SINP and eventually settle in Saskatchewan.

Entrepreneur Sub-Category

This sub-category is for individuals who wish to invest management talent and capital in Saskatchewan by establishing, acquiring, or partnering in a business the province. Candidates are expected to take on an active management role in the business. This sub-category functions on an Expression of Interest model.

Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category

This sub-category is for experienced farmers with considerable capital looking to invest in a farming operation and settle in the province of Saskatchewan.

Greentech Resources provides immigration, visa, work permit, recruitment  and post landing services to internationally qualified workers in all of  Saskatchewan’s major cities including Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, North  Battleford, Prince Albert and Yorkton. If you are interested in learning more  about how you can migrate and settle in Saskatchewan, please contact us for  a consultation. Greentech Resources aims to serve our clients better and  provide the best customer service and reliable advice.


People who have education and experience in working in an in-demand occupation are the targets of the Express Entry and the Occupations In-Demand programs. To be eligible, occupations have to be in one of the below National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix levels:

  • NOC A – Jobs which mostly require university education
  • NOC B – Jobs which mostly require apprenticeship training or college education
  • NOC O – Management

Please note that NOC C and NOC D are not qualified for the Express Entry and the OID.

Identify your NOC

In order to determine your NOC, kindly look at the NOC 2011 search

When visiting the link, click on the “Quick Search” field and type into the title of your job so that you can see the NOC codes that apply to you. However, SINP staff is unable to recommend the NOC that you should choose. You will have to read every occupation’s description, including duties, responsibilities and educational requirements. After that, you select the NOC which closely matches your work experience and education, prevent your application from being found ineligible.

You have to check the NOC 2011 Matrix to verify that your NOC code or your occupation is deemed high skilled in Canada (NOC A, B or O). In your NOC code, you can find the second number corresponds with its level of skill. Although SINP cannot recommend which NOC fits your profile, they can tell whether your NOC is high skilled or not. Once you apply, then they can evaluate your documentation.

SINP List of Excluded Occupations

Below is an list of ineligible occupations for the OID and the Express Entry program sub-categories. People with the occupations in the list are excluded from applying to these program sub-categories. 

Kindly be aware that these occupations may still be eligible through the Saskatchewan Work Experience category and the International Skilled Worker Employment Offer subcategory in case your employer has already registered with the Government of Saskatchewan and obtained approval for the job offer.

Change/choose Your Occupation in the Expression of Interest (EOI) System

When creating your profile on the International Skilled Worker EOI system, you are able to choose between eligible occupations

In case of already having an EPOI profile, you can still change the selected occupation by changing and resubmit your EOI profile. On the EOI Points scree, you can update your profile by pressing  the “Make Changes to EOI” button. Then, you press save and press the “Submit Express of Interest” button.

In case you have requested for a secondary review of a past SINP application, you will have to cancel the request so that the SINP can accept a new application.

SINP Requirements Related to Licensure or Professional Status 

There are occupations in Saskatchewan that are regulated or require professional certifications. So, you may have to submit additional documents. You can find jobs with these requirements in the following list.

SINP’s Professional Requirements by Regulated Occupation

After you submit your application, the SINP will inform you whether or not your profile match an occupation which need more documents. In case your application get requested additional documents, it will be held for processing.

Being nominated by the SINP does not ensure that you will be eligible for licensure in a regulated occupation. You may have to meet other requirements after you come to Saskatchewan. You can visit Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements for further details.

Search for Employment in Saskatchewan

The Express Entry categories and the OID do not need a skilled job offer in Saskatchewan but employment is a vital criterion for other categories of the SINP. Under the employment categories, you can start searching for a job to pursue a SINP application via SaskJobs. This is a helpful website for those who are looking for jobs inside the province and in some particular communities.

You can visit Finding Work to learn how to find employment in Saskatchewan.

Or, you can visit International Skilled Worker: With an Employment Offer for further information regarding SINP’s category targetting applicants from outside of Canada who have job offers.

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