In the draws held on September 25, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 769 Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The draws were the first conducted since the SINP expanded the number of high-skilled occupations that are eligible under its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories from 19 to 218 in September 2019. Candidates were invited from 100 occupations, including civil and chemical engineers, medical radiation technologists, psychologists and information systems analysts and consultants.
In order to enter the Express Entry pool, candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three programs. The first step is to create an Express Entry profile.
You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.
A job offer in Saskatchewan and Canadian work experience are not required. However, in order to be considered for a provincial nomination through either sub-category a candidate must have one year of work experience in an eligible occupation related to the candidate’s field of study, among other criteria. Eligible candidates are issued a score based on factors such as their education, work experience, proficiency in English or French and connections to Saskatchewan. Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws from the SINP’s EOI pool. The minimum scores in the SINP’s September 25 draws were 70 for Express Entry sub-category candidates and 79 for Occupation In-Demand candidates.
In order to be considered for a nomination from Saskatchewan, federal Express Entry candidates must register a separate Expression of Interest with the SINP. Express Entry candidates with a Saskatchewan nomination receive an additional 600 points towards their their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
About Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) offers you a way to immigrate to Canada. Through the SINP, Saskatchewan:
invites residency applications from non-Canadians who want to make Saskatchewan their home; and
nominates successful applicants to the federal government, so they can gain permanent residency in Canada.
The SINP is only one of the steps toward becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan. All applicants must also apply for residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Canadian Immigration Commission.
In addition, the SINP offers applicants:
Competitive application processing times,
Assistance from provincial immigration officers who are available to explain program requirements and processes.
The Government of Saskatchewan makes the ultimate decision on SINP nominations. When successful candidates apply for permanent resident status with IRCC, they’ll be identified as SINP nominees.
You can apply to the SINP if you believe you meet the program criteria. Be sure to complete accurate applications and provide valid documentation.
The SINP works through Government of Canada embassies and consulates around the world and not through any agencies or representatives anywhere. As an applicant, you can choose to work with an immigration consultant or not. However note that no immigration consultant has or will be allocated an immigrant quota from the Province of Saskatchewan.Top
You may not be eligible for immigration to Canada if any of the following situations is true:
You or any dependent family member (accompanying or not) do not meet IRCC’s requirements related to health and criminality.
You have unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting any member of your family.
You and or your representative have intentionally misrepresented yourself in the application.
You were unable to prove that you intend to live and work in Saskatchewan.
What to Do After You Apply
After you apply, we’ll review your application in stages, to make sure it’s complete:
Complete applications will have all the documents listed in the checklist.
Incomplete applications won’t be accepted and you’ll need to re-apply and submit a new application. We’ll send a letter informing you of why your application is considered incomplete.
Complete applications will continue to be reviewed and we may ask for more documentation. We’ll give you some time to send this to us, and even send you a reminder. After the given time, we’ll move the application on in the process.
If we received the information we asked for in the given time, we’ll continue to process the application. If we didn’t, it may be deemed ineligible.
Temporary Work Permit for International Skilled Worker and Saskatchewan Experience Nominees
After you’ve applied to the SINP and your nomination has been approved and sent to IRCC’s Centralized Intake Office, we can provide a letter of support for a Temporary Work Permit. This will allow you and your accompanying family members to move to Saskatchewan. If the permit is approved by IRCC, you’ll be able to start working or preparing your business operations while your permanent resident visa is being processed.
Please visit the Canadian Visa Office website in your Country for current processing times for Temporary Work Permit applications.
Do not quit your job, or sell or dispose of your personal possessions and business assets until you have received your permanent resident visa from IRCC.
Recommendation and Final Decision
Once we’ve checked all the information in the applications, we’ll make a recommendation on nomination.
The recommendation will then be reviewed and a final decision made. The decision will be one of the following:
Approved/nominated applications: We’ll send the applicant a nomination package with information on next steps. The applicant will have to apply to IRCC within six months of nomination.
Ineligible applications: We’ll send the applicant a letter to notify them of this. The applicant may ask for a secondary review.
Misrepresentation: If we believe there has been misrepresentation in an application, we’ll hold off on processing it until after we investigate. We’ll send the applicant, their employer and/or representative a “procedural fairness letter”; with details. They’ll be able to send in evidence that they didn’t commit misrepresentation.