Provincial Nominee Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan is the centre of the Prairie Provinces, bordered by Alberta to the west, Manitoba to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north and the US states of South Dakota and Montana to the south. Its population of 1,160,000 is centered around its two major cities, Saskatoon (pop. 246,000) and the provincial capital, Regina (pop. 215,000) and concentrated mostly in the southern third of the province. Saskatchewan is accepting immigrants with the following applications:
Saskatchewan’s universities and colleges have a wide range of programs for students. Applicants can work part-time during their studies and may be eligible for work permits for three years after graduation, depending on their program of studies. They are eligible to apply for permanent residency.
Canadian citizens or permanent residents at least 18 years of age can be eligible to sponsor their spouses, common-law partners, dependent or adopted children younger up to the age of 22, or parents and grandparents to become permanent residents and live and work in Canada.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) offers qualified skilled workers, professionals and managers intending to settle in Saskatchewanthe opportunity contribute their education, skills, training and experience to the province and to be nominated by Saskatchewan to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
The SINP offers the following categories:
International Skilled Worker Category: Applicants with job offers for skilled employment with eligible Saskatchewan employers can qualify under the following sub-categories:
Employment Offer Sub-Category: Applicants with an offer of full-time employment from a Saskatchewan employer in a managerial, professional or technical position and at least one year of work experience in that occupation.
Occupation In-Demand Sub-Category: Applicants with an offer of full-time employment from a Saskatchewan employer in a position on the SINP In-Demand List and at least one year of work experience in that occupation.
Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category:Applicants with a valid Express Entry profile and at least one year experience in a skilled non-trades profession overseas or in Canada, one year experience in a skilled trade in Canada or two years experience in a skilled trade overseas.
Saskatchewan Experience Category:Applicants already working in Saskatchewan may be eligible under the following sub-categories:
Existing Work Permit Sub-Category: Applicants with an offer of full-time employment from a Saskatchewan employer with whom they have already been employed for at least 6 months.
Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker with
Health Professionals Sub-Category:Applicants who are qualified physicians, nurses or other health professionals employed full-time in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months.
Hospitality Sector Project Sub-Category:Applicants with an offer of full-time employment from a Saskatchewan employer and who have been working in specific hospitality sector positions for at least 6 months in Saskatchewan.
Long-Haul Truck Driver Sub-Category: Applicants with an offer of full-time employment from a Saskatchewan employer who whom they have already been employed as a truck driver for at least 6 months.
Student Sub-Category: Applicants who have graduated from publicly-funded Saskatchewan universities or colleges, have an offer of full-time employment in their field from a Saskatchewan employer and have worked in the province for at least 6 months.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program offers two categories to entrepreneurs, managers and business owners willing to come to Saskatchewan to invest in the province. The SINP offers two categories to entrepreneurs:
Entrepreneur Category: Qualified investors and entrepreneurs with a minimum net worth of CAN $500,000 willing to make a minimum investment of CAN $300,000 in a business in Regina or Saskatoon, or CAN $200,000 in a business elsewhere in Saskatchewan.
Farm Owners and Operators Category: Individuals experienced in farming with a minimum net worth of CAN $500,000 and able to make an acceptable proposal for a commercially viable farming operation.