Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) explained

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has fourteen different options for applicants to apply for a provincial nomination. Two of these streams do not require a job offer, any previous Canadian education or work experience, and no connections to Canada. This has made the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) one of the most sought after provincial nomination programs in Canada.

Provincial nominations have increased in popularity in recent years as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score require to be selected for permanent residence through the Express Entry system has been increasing. A provincial nomination adds 600 points to an applicant’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand’s stream

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand’s stream allows applicants who are not in the Express Entry system to apply for a provincial nomination. Prospective applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program point assessment grid;
  • Have a valid language test result with a CLB level 4 or higher;
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to that in Canada
  • Have earned a diploma, certificate or degree
    • For education outside of Canada, you must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization
    • Individuals who have completed trades or job training as part of their high school education must instead apply for Saskatchewan licensure
  • Your work experience must be related to your occupation and education;
  • Have at least one year of full-time paid work experience in the past ten years in your field of education or training occupation AND is not on the Excluded Occupation List;
  • Intention to live and work in Saskatchewan;
  • Provide proof of Professional Status or proof of eligibility for Licensure for your occupation if it is a regulated occupation with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan.

If applicants meet all of the above criteria, they can then submit an Expression of Interest through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) website. Applicants are then selected based on their Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) score. If an applicant’s score is high enough, they will be issued with an Invitation to Apply from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and can then proceed with their full application for a provincial nomination. Applicants will be required to submit further documents and application forms and pay a $350 fee. If all of their documents are correct and in order and they meet all of the requirements of the program, they will be issued with a provincial nomination and will be able to apply for permanent residence. This type of application would be a paper-based application.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry stream

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry stream allows applicants who are in the Express Entry system to apply for a provincial nomination. Prospective applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a valid Express Entry Profile;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program point assessment grid;
  • Have a valid language test result with a CLB level 4 or higher in English;
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length for which a certificate, diploma or degree was issued;
  • Must have an ECA if the qualification was completed outside of Canada OR licensing if you are in trades;
  • Have at least one of the following in your field of education or training occupation AND is not on the Excluded Occupation List;
  • One-year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades applicants);
  • Two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years;
  • Twelve-months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades);
  • Your work experience must be directly related to your occupation and education.
  • Your intended occupation is the occupation you select for your application;
  • Intention to live and work in Saskatchewan;
  • Have sufficient settlement funds to support your family size;
  • Provide proof of Professional Status or proof of eligibility for Licensure for your occupation if it is a regulated occupation with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan.

If applicants meet all of the above criteria, they can then submit an Expression of Interest through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) website. Applicants are then selected based on their Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) score. If an applicant’s score is high enough, they will be issued with an Invitation to Apply from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and can then proceed with their full application for a provincial nomination. Applicants will be required to submit further documents and application forms and pay a $350 fee. If all of their documents are correct and in order and they meet all of the requirements of the program, they will be issued with a provincial nomination, which is then loaded to their Express Entry profile. The applicant then needs to accept the provincial nomination. this will then add 600 points to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. They will then have enough points to be selected from the Express Entry system and issued with an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. This type of application is submitted online.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) International Skilled Worker: Points Assessment Grid

Applicants can use the following to calculate their score under the applicable Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) programs.

I: LABOUR MARKET SUCCESS
A: EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Master’s or Doctorate degree, Canadian equivalency23
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year degree program at a university or college20
Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan20
Canadian equivalency Diploma that requires two but less than three years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other formal post-secondary institution15
Canadian equivalency Certificate or at least two semesters but less than a two year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other formal post-secondary institution12
B: SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE
The work experience claimed must be relevant to the single occupation you’ve selected in your application.One year of work experience refers to 12 full months of work experience.
     a) In the 5 year period prior to application submission date
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
     b) In the 6-10 year period prior to application submission date
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
Less than 1 year0
C: LANGUAGE ABILITY
CLB 8 and higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
English or French speaker without language test results0
D: AGE
< 18 years0
18 – 21 years8
22 – 34 years12
35 – 45 years10
46 – 50 years8
> 50 years0
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR I70
II: CONNECTION TO SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR MARKET & ADAPTABILITY

Points are available for having a strong connection to the Saskatchewan labour market, which shows a genuine intent and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.
The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:
High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer30
The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only
Close family relative in Saskatchewan
(The applicant or accompanying spouse has a family relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Saskatchewan. This includes: parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships. The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed under “Required Documents” for your ISW sub-category)
20
Past work experience in Saskatchewan
(A minimum of at least 12 months of work in the past five years on a valid work permit)
5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan
(A minimum of one full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit)
5
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR II30
MAXIMUM POINTS TOTAL: I + II =100

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) Excluded Occupation List

Prospective applicants who are looking to obtain a provincial nomination through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand stream or the International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry stream need to ensure that their occupation is not on the following list, as the occupations listed below are excluded from applying to the International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand stream and the International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry stream.

0011 Legislators
0012 Senior government managers and officials
0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
0311 Managers in health care
0411 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
0412 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration
0413 Government managers – education policy development and program administration
0414 Other managers in public administration
0422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0431 Commissioned police officers
0432 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0433 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
0511 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
0823 Managers in aquaculture
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1227 Court officers and justices of the peace
1228 Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315 Customs, ship and other brokers
2111 Physicists and astronomers
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
2114 Meteorologists and climatologists
2115 Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2122 Forestry professionals
2145 Petroleum engineers
2146 Aerospace engineers
2152 Landscape architects
2153 Urban and land use planners
2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2273 Deck officers, water transport
2274 Engineer officers, water transport
2275 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111 Specialist physicians
3112 General practitioners and family physicians
3113 Dentists
3114 Veterinarians
3121 Optometrists
3124 Allied primary health practitioners
3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131 Pharmacists
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3221 Denturists
3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3231 Opticians
3232 Practitioners of natural healing
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3236 Massage therapists
4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4031 Secondary school teachers
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4111 Judges
4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4154 Professional occupations in religion
4155 Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4168 Program officers unique to government
4217 Other religious occupations
4311 Police officers (except commissioned)
4312 Firefighters
4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
5111 Librarians
5112 Conservators and curators
5113 Archivists
5121 Authors and writers
5122 Editors
5123 Journalists
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132 Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133 Musicians and singers
5134 Dancers
5135 Actors and comedians
5136 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211 Library and public archive technicians
5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5221 Photographers
5222 Film and video camera operators
5223 Graphic arts technicians
5224 Broadcast technicians
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231 Announcers and other broadcasters
5232 Other performers, n.e.c.
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
5242 Interior designers and interior decorators
5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244 Artisans and craftspersons
5245 Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
5251 Athletes
5252 Coaches
5253 Sports officials and referees
5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6231 Insurance agents and brokers
6232 Real estate agents and salespersons
6311 Food service supervisors
6314 Customer and information services supervisors
6341 Hairstylists and barbers
6343 Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6346 Funeral directors and embalmers
7233 Sheet metal workers
7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7253 Gas fitters
7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7316 Machine fitters
7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7372 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8261 Fishing masters and officers
8262 Fishermen/women
9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) Regulated Occupations

After prospective applicants who are looking to obtain a provincial nomination through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand stream or the International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry have ensured that their occupation is not on the excluded list, they need to check if their occupation is regulated or requires licensing in Saskatchewan. The following occupations are regulated or requiring licensing:

Engineering Occupations and Professional Requirements

0211-Engineering Managers
2131-Civil engineers
2132-Mechanical engineers
2133-Electrical and electronics engineers
2134-Chemical engineers
2141-Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142-Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143-Mining engineers
2144-Geological engineers
2147-Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2148-Other professional engineers
2173-Software Engineers

Trade Occupations and Professional Requirements

0822-Managers in Horticulture
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
6322-Cooks
7201-Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7202-Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203-Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7204-Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205-Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7231-Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7234-Boilermakers
7235-Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7236-Ironworkers
7237-Welders and related machine operators
7241-Electrician (except industrial and power system)
7242-Industrial electricians*
7243-Power system electricians*
7244-Electrical power line and cable workers
7251-Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7271-Carpenters
7272-Cabinetmakers
7281-Bricklayers
7283-Tilesetters
7291-Roofers and shinglers
7292-Glaziers
7293-Insulators
7294-Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7312-Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7321-Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322-Motor vehicle body repairers
7371-Crane operators
7373-Water well drillers

Other Occupations and Professional Requirements

1311-Accounting Technicians

2123-Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

2152-Architects

2154-Land Surveyors

2174-Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175-Web designers and developers

2221 – Biological technologists and technicians

2251-Architectural technologists and technicians

3122-Chiropractor

3143-Occupational Therapists

3211-Medical laboratory technologists

3215-Medical radiation technologists

3216-Medical sonographers

3234-Paramedical occupations

4151-Psychologists

4152-Social Workers

4212-Social and community service workers

4214-Early Childhood Educators

4215-Instructors of persons with disabilities

6332-Bakers