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SINP Eligibility and Documents Requirements - 2021

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 a pathway to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident. SINP operates in coordination with the federal government of Canada.

It invites residency applications from 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:

  • The 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 subcategory 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 2021

The province of Saskatchewan, Canada has expanded the SINP in Demand Occupation list on September 16, 2019. Now, all occupations in NOC (National Occupational Classification) Matrix levels are eligible for the OID and EE program sub-categories of SINP, except the Occupations listed in the SINP Excluded Occupation List.

Click the link below to see whether your occupation listed in the SINP Excluded Occupation List for ISW- Occupation in Demand and Express Entry Subcategory.

Click here to view the Excluded SINP in Demand Occupation List 2021

SINP- Express Entry Subcategory

This sub-category is for the applicants who already have their profile registered in Express Entry System and who 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 110 on the SINP point assessment grid
  • Must have 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 a minimum level of work experience in an occupation not listed in Saskatchewan Excluded Occupation List. The minimum requirement for work experience is:
    • 1-year work experience in the past 10 years in skilled professionals (non-trades);
    • 2 years’ work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
    • 12 months of work experience in Canada in the past three years (skilled tradespeople and skilled professionals).
  • The mentioned work experience needs to be in the area of your completed post-secondary education or training.
  • Your work experience needs to be related to your job and education.
  • Check SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure to see if your job require particular SINP education requirements.
  • You may require showing a Professional Status or evidence of eligibility for Licensure for your job.
  • Check Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for these requirements. If you are asked to demonstrate this, your application will be held. You do not need to show licensure documents unless asked.
  • You need to include all documents in your application. If your application will be closed in case there is, missing documents and your application fee will not be returned.
  • Need to have evidence of sufficient settlement funds along with a settlement plan

SINP Rule changes 2021

  • 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 a provincial nomination to the applicants selected.
  • The SINP has expanded the SINP in Demand Occupation list on September 16, 2019. Now, all occupations in NOC (National Occupational Classification) Matrix levels are eligible for the OID and EE program sub-categories of SINP, except the Occupations listed in the SINP Excluded Occupation List.

SINP Documents Requirement 2021

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

  • IELTS Test result for English language proficiency or an approved French language proficiency test.
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from WES or any other relevant assessing authority, i.e. ICAS, IQAS, etc.
  • Other basic documents required by the relevant SINP- Express entry or OID Sub-category.

Saskatchewan PNP Processing Time 2021

The SINP processing time is measured in a 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 SINP aims to process all ISW and Saskatchewan Experience applications within 16 weeks. To process an application at SINP, an applicant needs to provide all information and supporting documents.

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

SINP Category Quarter 2: 2020-21
(July 1 to September 30, 2020)
Employment Offer 3 weeks
Occupation In-Demand 35 weeks*
Express Entry 35 weeks*

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

SINP Points Calculator 2021

As per the Saskatchewan Points Calculator or Point’s assessment grid, as an applicant, you need to score at least 60 points out of 110 to apply under a SINP International Skilled Worker (ISW) sub-category. Below is 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- 2021

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 - 10.
a) First Language Test (English or French)  
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

b) Second Language Test (English or French)


CLB 8 or higher





Not Applicable










 < 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.

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To start your visa process with the 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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