Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program – Skilled Worker
The SINP is another way that you can immigrate to Canada. This program offers you a way to live and work in Canada providing you’ve being nominated by the relevant authorities. Non Canadians can reside in Saskatchewan and make it their home, and successful applicants will be awarded permanent residency in Canada. You can apply for SINP if you think you meet the criteria but will need to complete applications and provide documentation when required.
Applicants must apply for residency through the relevant immigration authorities. You will need to complete several federal application forms before pressing through one of three categories thatallow you to apply for this particular visa.
International Skilled Worker Category – this is for skilled workers who want to work and live in this area, from abroad.
Entrepreneur Category – for young entrepreneurs who want to start a business in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Experience Category – for foreign nationals who are currently living and working in Saskatchewan already.
Before applying for anything, you will need to review the guidelines for each category and provide all the supporting documents needed for your chosen one. You will then need to create an account and complete the relevant sections before submitting. On April 1 2017 the SINP will be introducing an application fee of $300 for International Skilled Workers. (Demand subcategory 2017-2018)
If your SINP application has been accepted they will send it across to another department so that you can get a permanent resident visa, in the meantime you should receive a temporary work permit. This should allow you to move to Saskatchewan to start your process of finding work or setting up your business, with your family members.
The criteria can change from time to time, but whatever occupation is on the website at the time of applying will always stand. There is also a maximum number of applications taken. There is a points system where you must score minimum 60 points out of 100 to be considered for nomination.
You will be awarded points on:
- Language (English/French)
- Skilled Work Experience
- Education & Training
- Connections with Saskatchewan in relation to the labour market
You must always be able to provide the supporting documents, this can also speed up your application. If your documents are in another language than the ones above then you will have to get them translated.