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SINP Eligibility and Documents Requirements – 2020

What is Saskatchewan PNP?

Saskatchewan is a beautiful Canadian province to live, work and settle permanently. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that provide you pathway to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident. SINP operates in coordination with the federal government of Canada.

It invites residency applications from the skilled and talented people, who want to live and work in Saskatchewan, Canada. Subsequently, the SINP assess the profile of the applicants and nominate the successful candidates to the IRCC for permanent residency in Canada.

Key advantages of Applying in SINP-ISW stream for PR Visa

The key advantages of SINP-ISW, occupation in demand sub-category are as follows:

  • Easiest pathway to obtain Permanent Residency in Canada
  • No job offer needed from Canada to apply
  • Require minimum English language proficiency, i.e. CLB 4
  • Quick application processing time

How to apply in SINP?

The SINP has some key streams or categories. You may explore and apply under the most relevant SINP category. Find below key SINP categories:

  • International Skilled Worker (ISW) Category: The ISW category is meant for the foreign skilled workers, who wish to live and work in the province of Saskatchewan.
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category: This category is for individuals from overseas, who are presently living and working in the province of Saskatchewan.
  • Entrepreneur Category: The Entrepreneurs Category is for entrepreneurs, who are willing to start a business in Saskatchewan province.
  • Farm Category: This category is for experienced farmers, who wish to buy and operate a farm in the province of Saskatchewan.

International Skilled Worker (ISW) Category

The International Skilled Worker (ISW) Category is widely popular among immigrants. It has 2 main sub-categories, i.e.

SINP- Occupation In-Demand sub-category & SINP- Express Entry Subcategory

SINP- Occupation In-Demand sub-category

The occupation in demand sub category is for the individuals who have the skills and experience matching the in demand occupations of Saskatchewan province. Hence, to apply for this stream, an applicant must explore the SINP in demand Occupation list and nominate the occupation matching their skills and experience.

SINP Occupation List 2020

The SINP in demand occupation list includes the high demand occupation in the province of Saskatchewan, which are facing skill shortage. These occupations are expected to be in-demand in the province of Saskatchewan over the next 5 years. The foreign skilled workers applying to work in these occupations, need to provide the documentation related to professional status or licensure.

Click here to view the Complete SINP in Demand Occupation List 2020

SINP- Express Entry Subcategory

This sub-category is for the applicants who already have their profile registered in Express Entry System and who also meet the basic criteria of the SINP-EE Subcategory.

Hence, to apply in Express Entry subcategory of SINP, you first need to have a profile registered in Express Entry System. You also need to select the option Interested in Immigration to Saskatchewan or ‘All Provinces and Territories’ while creating a profile in express entry system.

Eligibility Requirement for SINP-Express Entry subcategory & Occupation in Demand subcategory:

To be eligible to apply in SINP- Express Entry sub-category, an applicant:

  • Require scoring at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid
  • Must have a evidence of legal status, if presently residing in Canada;
  • Need to have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code (for express entry stream applicants)
  • Need to provide language test results from an authorized testing agency in accordance with the language level declared in the Express Entry profile, i.e. minimum CLB 7 (for occupation in demand category -minimum CLB 4)
  • Must have completed minimum 1 year of post-secondary education or training equivalent to the Canadian education system, and must have resulted in a degree, diploma, or certificate;
  • Require having minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or training in a highly skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B), which is in-demand in Saskatchewan
  • Must have minimum one of the following in the field of education or training occupation:
  • 1 year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
  • 2 years’ work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
  • 12 months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Must acquire evidence of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires compulsory certification or licensing; and
  • Need to have an evidence of sufficient settlement funds along with a settlement plan

SINP Rule changes 2020

The SINP has recently replaced its old first come, first served system and introduced new EOI (Expression of Interest) based system to accept the applications for its OID and Express Entry subcategory. Now, applicant get enough time to submit their EOI profile in the Saskatchewan system. The province of Saskatchewan assess the submitted EOIs and subsequently, issue the Invitation to Apply for provincial nomination to the applicants selected.

SINP Documents Requirement 2020

Here are key documents to apply SINP Express entry and OID sub-category:

  • IELTS Test result for English language proficiency
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from WES or any other relevant assessing authority.
  • Other basic documents required by the relevant SINP- Express entry or OID Sub-category.

Saskatchewan PNP Processing Time 2020

The SINP processing time is measured in week and it is updated every 3 months to have the latest status of SINP application processing time. To confirm the latest status of the processing time, you may contact the Visas Avenue immigration expert on below given details.

The processing time mentioned below is the average processing time calculated for the 80% of applications. The time is calculated when the application is received to when it got processed.

SINP Category Measured in weeks
Occupation In-Demand 27 weeks
Express Entry 29 weeks*

Note: The processing time varies based on validity and accuracy of individual applications and documents. Some applications may take longer than estimated processing time if OINP is waiting for extra documents or for a reply of procedural fairness letter.

SINP Points Calculator 2020

As per the Saskatchewan Points Calculator or Point’s assessment grid, as an applicant you need to score at least 60 points out of 100 to apply under an SINP International Skilled Worker (ISW) sub-category. Below are the selection parameters for Saskatchewan- International Skilled Worker sub-category. The points that you will claim will be accepted based on the validity of supporting documents you provide for the same.

SINP Point Assessment Grid 2020

Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University Bachelor’s Degree (minimum 3 year program) 20
Trade Certification (equivalent to Saskatchewan journey person and approved by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Commission) 20
Degree, diploma or certificate (minimum 2 year program) 15
Degree, diploma or certificate (minimum 1 year program of study, or equivalent to a trade certificate. 12
a) In the 5 year period prior to application submission date
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
     b) In the 6-10 year period prior to application submission date
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
Less than 1 year 0
Check IRCC’s website to convert your IELTS, CELPIP or TEF scores to CLB 4 through 10.
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French speaker without language test results 0
 < 18 years 0
 18 – 21 years 8
 22 – 34 years 12
 35 – 45 years 10
 46 – 50 years 8
 > 50 years 0
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 employer  30
The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only:
Close family relative in Saskatchewan 20
(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)
Past work experience in Saskatchewan 5
(A minimum of at least 12 months of work in the past five years on a valid work permit)
Past student experience in Saskatchewan 5
(A minimum of one full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit)

Get assistance to apply Canada PR via SINP

If you wish to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency via Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, you may contact Visas Avenue Immigration for complete SINP documentation process assistance.

Visas Avenue is leading Immigration Advisor and Consultant in India associated with ICCRC member to provide complete Canada immigration assistance to the interested visa applicants.

To start your visa process with VA team, you may call Visas Avenue certified Immigration Expert on Visas Avenue Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you can fill the free assessment form to get a call back from the expert.


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