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Steps to apply for Saskatchewan PNP (SINP), Processing Time & Requirments

Saskatchewan is a rich province in the Western part of Canada. On the surface, it is a place dominated by greenery, but the lesser-known fact is that this province has a booming economy.

You can migrate to Canada easily by planning to work and settle in Saskatchewan.

Steps to apply for Saskatchewan PNP (SINP), Processing Time & Requirments

Why immigrants are considering Saskatchewan?

Recently, Saskatchewan is being considered by immigrates to start living here. Thus, it is gaining popularity as a preferred province to consider. Saskatchewan is

  1. having infinite job opportunities in Healthcare, IT, Finance, Admin, Hospitality
  2. rich in resources like oil, minerals, natural gas, and potash
  3. having a decent cost of living
  4. a well-settled community
  5. having the unemployment rate which is less than 4%

All these factors make Saskatchewan a reliable province to immigrate.

If you are one of those people planning to immigrate to Saskatchewan, you have to consider the Provincial Nomination program - Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

In this article, you will know all about the SINP program - Eligibility, point assessment grid breakdown, processing time and the streams through which you can immigrate to Canada and be a resident in Saskatchewan.

What is the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)?

SINP is the provincial nomination program for Saskatchewan with point assessment grid of 100 points. A minimum score of 60 must be attained to get eligible for SINP. Based on the factors there are 3 streams:

  1. International Skilled Worker Stream (most preferred by Indians)
  2. Saskatchewan Experience Stream
  3. Business Stream

Further, each stream is divided into sub-categories. The most popular programs in SINP are under International Skilled Worker (ISW) Stream:

  • Occupation In-Demand
  • Saskatchewan Express Entry

What is the Expression of Interest (EOI) System?

An Expression of Interest (EOI) is not an application but a pre-application process to fill the form online. You have to give your details and show your interest in the province to settle.

Once the candidates are eligible under Occupations In-Demand or Express Entry sub-categories, submit an EOI in the SINP system.

Process to apply through EOI system

Step 1: Assess your eligibility and know the chances for getting the nomination

Step 2: Register in the SINP nomination and fill in the online form with below details to complete the profile

  1. Passport Number
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Option to have Immigration Representative
  4. Confirm about "skilled worker who wants to work and live in Saskatchewan"
  5. Option about the job offer
  6. Option of having IRCC's Express Entry pool
  7. Occupation
  8. Option about Education Credential Assessment
  9. Yes or No to having proof of eligibility for licensure or professional certification if required
  10. Points in Assessment Grids
    • Education Level
    • No. of years of work experience
    • Age
    • Language test result
    • Close relatives in Saskatchewan
    • Work experience in Saskatchewan
    • Study in Saskatchewan

Step 3: Based on the information a rank is given to the profile

Step 4: Highest rank candidates will receive an invitation through Expression of Interest (EOI) draws.

Step 5: After receiving the invitation, you are required to submit the supporting documents and complete the profile.

Step 6: You are then required to pay a non-refundable application processing fee of CAD 350.

Step 7: You will receive a receipt letter about the submission of documents along with the application no. to the registered email id.

Step 8: If SINP requires any additional documents they will contact you.

Step 9: Upon approval, SINP will send you the results to your registered email id.

Step 10: After this, the process differs slightly for Occupation-In-Demand and Express Entry sub-category.

Processing time for SINP

The processing time for SINP is updated every quarter and can be changed at any time. At present for Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry of SINP-ISW takes 6-10 months to process the application.

What to do after getting SINP nomination approval?

Once the SINP nomination is approved, the next step is to apply for permanent residency for Canada. The initial process after getting the nomination is slightly different for Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories.

The International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-category

Step 1: SINP will update the nomination details directly in the Express Entry system.

Step 2: You will receive an email for confirmation to accept the SINP nomination. The confirmation should be done within 30 days.

Step 3: After accepting SINP nomination, Saskatchewan gives you 600 points which are added to the CRS scores in Express Entry Pool.

Step 4: In the next Round of Invitation (ROI), you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the federal government.

Step 5: You have to undergo medical test and police clearance, and submit all the supporting documents in the Express Entry Profile.

Step 6: Upon meeting the requirements, then your permanent residency visa is accepted. This would take a minimum of 6 months.

The International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Occupation-In-Demand Sub-category

Step 1: SINP will send you the nomination details to your registered email id.

Step 2: You will then have to create an Express Entry profile and give details of your nomination from SINP.

Step 3: After submitting the SINP nomination details, you get ranked in the Express Entry pool according to your CRS score.

Step 4: In the next Round of Invitation (ROI), you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the federal government.

Step 5: You have to undergo medical test and police clearance, and submit all the supporting documents in the Express Entry Profile.

Step 6: Upon meeting the requirements, then your permanent residency visa is accepted. This would take a minimum of 6 months.

What is the eligibility for SINP?

SINP requires the candidate to know whether they are eligible to apply for Saskatchewan PNP. Below are the aspects to be eligible:

  • Have a minimum 60 out of 100 points in SINP- ISW Point Assessment Grid
  • Have an Occupation In-demand or Express Entry profile.

What are the minimum requirements for SINP?

Like other provinces, SINP has a stream in-lined with Federal Express Entry pool and again separate sub-categories to apply. If the candidates in Express Entry Pool fulfil the requirements, SINP sends nomination invitation to apply.

The following are the minimum requirements:

  1. Minimum 60 points in the assessment grid
  2. Have Express Entry Profile Number
  3. Have NOC skill type of 0, A, B
  4. Language Proficiency with CLB 4 minimum
  5. Minimum 1-year diploma, certificate or degree education
  6. Proof of sufficient settlement funds

To submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the EOI pool also requires the above minimum requirements.

What is the point assessment grid for SINP?

In the point assessment grid, the applicant should have 60 points out of 100 to get eligible for SINP International Skilled Worker sub-category. Assessments of these sub-categories are by:

  1. Occupation In-Demand: If your job skill is required in the Saskatchewan labour market and have 60 minimum points
  2. Saskatchewan Express Entry: If you have an Express Entry profile number and also meet the eligibility criteria.

The point assessment grid allocates points for 5 selection factors to qualify for international skilled worker category. These selection factors are under 2 sections. Points can be claimed only once from each factor.

Below table gives you a detailed breakdown of how to calculate the eligibility points.

Selection Factors for SINP

Section 1: Labour Market Success

1. Education and Training (Canadian Evaluated)

Education Points
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
Bachelor's degree OR a three or more year degree 20
Trade certification (Saskatchewan trades approved) 20
Diploma with two but less than three years 15
Certificate or at least two semesters but less than a two-year program 12

2. Skilled Worker Experience

a. In the 5 years before the application submission date
No. of Years Points
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
b. In the 6 years before the application submission date
No. of Years Points
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
Less than 1 year 0

3. Language Ability

Language Ability Points
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
Without English test 0

4. Age

No. of Years Points
< 18 years 0
18 – 21 years 8
22 – 34 years 12
35 – 45 years 10
46 – 50 years 8
> 50 years 0
Maximum Points of Section 1 70

Section 2: Connection in Saskatchewan Labour Market and Adaptability

Connection in Saskatchewan Labour Market and Adaptability Points
Close family relative in Saskatchewan 20
Past work experience in Saskatchewan (12 months minimum in the last 5 years) 5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan (A minimum of one full-time academic year of study) 5
Maximum Points of Section 2 30

Section 1 + 2 : 100

Minimum Score Required : 60

What are the requirements for Occupation-In-Demand Sub-Category?

Occupation-In-Demand sub-category is for skilled workers:

  • who do not have a job offer in hand but have high skilled in the demand occupation of the province
  • Should meet the requirements of the sub-category

Their requirements are:

  • 60 points out of 100 in point assessment grid
  • Minimum of CLB 4 in language test
  • Have completed at least 1 year of education according to Canada education system
  • Have experience in high skills occupation which is not included in the Excluded Occupation List
  • Work experience should be similar to the education
  • Proof of appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan
  • Proof of settlement funds
  • Application processing fee for CAD 350

What are the requirements for Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category?

Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is for skilled workers:

  • Have a profile in Federal Express Entry Pool
  • Interested to settle and work in Saskatchewan
  • Should meet the requirements of the sub-category

Their requirements are:

  • 60 points out of 100 in point assessment grid
  • Language test results meet the Federal Express Entry language requirements
  • Have completed at least 1 year of education according to Canada education system
  • Have experience in high skills occupation which is not included in the Excluded Occupation List
  • Work experience should be similar to the education
  • Proof of appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan
  • Proof of settlement funds
  • Application processing fee for CAD 350

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Saskatchewan PNP program?

The Saskatchewan PNP program is an integral part of the immigration process of Canada. This program is suitable for the candidates who are interested to settle and work in Saskatchewan.

2. How do you know that Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) is open?

The SINP invitation is sent every month. There is no fixed time of issuing the nomination invitation. Once you meet the requirement, submit your Expression of Interest and wait for the invitation to be issued.

3. Why Saskatchewan a good option to migrate under PNP?

Saskatchewan is a good option for the following reasons:

  • Booming Economy
  • Abundance of resources like oil, minerals and potash-ideal for livelihood
  • Plenty of work opportunities
  • Cost of living

What is the processing time for SINP processing

The SINP processing time is generally from 6-10 months. The process may get delay if the documents are not clear. This time does not include the waiting time for submitting the documents and accepting the invitation.

5. What is the processing fee for SINP?

SINP charges a non-refundable application processing fee of CAD 350.