Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – Eligibility, Process, Documents, Cost & Time
The Saskatchewan PNP, officially the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) launched in 1998. It launched to help address economic and labour market needs through immigration to the province.
What is the Saskatchewan PNP?
The Saskatchewan pnp program is a part of the provincial nominee program. It allows the province of Saskatchewan to hire skilled workers. The hiring is based on the labour market and economic demands of the province.
There are four immigration categories under Saskatchewan PNP:
International Skilled Worker Category: Foreign skilled workers can apply for Saskatchewan PNP through this category. If you can meet the minimum requirements of this category like have work experience in a Saskatchewan occupation in-demand, etc. you can be selected for the provincial nomination.
Saskatchewan Experience Category: This category is for temporary foreign workers already working in the province to apply for provincial nomination.
Entrepreneur and Farm Category: This category is for those immigrants who are planning to run a business or farm in Saskatchewan. These categories have different immigration processes as well as requirements.
A minimum score of 60/110 points is required under SINP International Skilled Worker (ISW) sub-category if you want to apply for Saskatchewan PNP through SINP’s International skilled worker and Entrepreneur category.
What are the Eligibility Criteria of the Saskatchewan PNP?
Following are the minimum requirements for SINP’s Express entry category:
- Must score a minimum of 60 points out of 110 in the Saskatchewan PNP points calculator.
- Must have a valid Express Entry program profile and job seeker validation code.
- IELTS Test Score to prove language proficiency.
- Must have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education or training (degree, diploma, or certificate) with an ECA.
- Must have a minimum level of work experience required in an occupation that is classified under NOC skill level 0, A, or B, and the occupation must be in-demand in the province. (In case, occupation is regulated in the province then candidates must be provided with respective certification or licensing).
- Must have sufficient amounts of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
Documents Needed for the Saskatchewan PNP Visa
The documents needed for the Saskatchewan PNP differ. It depends on the immigration program.
But, some general documents are required. These are:
- Valid passport
- Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
- Birth Certificate
- Language proficiency test results
- Medical test results
- Proof of funds
- Bank statements
- Police Clearance Certificate (Proof of character)
- Settlement plan
- Experience Document
- Proof of past work experience
- Marriage certificate (if your spouse is immigrating with you)
- Dependent Children: (if your dependent child is accompanying you) (Birth Certificate & Passport)
|Category||Average Processing Time|
|Employment Offer||4 weeks|
|Occupations In Demand||35 weeks|
|Saskatchewan Express Entry||37 weeks|
Cost of Applying for the Saskatchewan PNP
The amount required to apply for Saskatchewan PNP is $ 350 CAD. The fee is not refundable.
But you also need to pay for other fees. These are:
- Right of Permanent Residence Fee – $ 500 CAD
- Dependent child – $225 CAD
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