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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program SINP can be broken into 4 parts:

  • Saskatchewan Express Entry Program
  • International Skilled Worker Occupations in Demand
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category

Saskatchewan Express Entry Program

Candidates are nominated from Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Express Entry Program pool by the province depending on their eligibility for successful integration and settlement in Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities, based on the candidate’s education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors.

To be chosen, candidates must be eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs:

In order to qualify, applicants must also score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP grid:

Selection factor Points
Education & Training Maximum 23 points
Work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to SK labour market & adaptability Maximum 30 points*
Pass mark: 60 points

In addition to the grid, candidates can earn extra points by:

– Having a close relative (parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships) who’s a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident living in Saskatchewan (= 20 points).

– Minimum of 12 months work experience (on a valid work permit) in Saskatchewan over the past five years (= 5 points).

– Previously studying (on a valid study permit) at a recognized Saskatchewan education institution for a minimum of one full time academic year (= 5 points).

– At least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades); or

– At least two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or

– At least one year of skilled work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades). This work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A” or “B”) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See chart below).

In-Demand Occupation List

NOC Occupation Skill Level Mandatory

(compulsory)

certification or

licensing

Mandatory certification

0711 Construction Managers 0 No
1111 Financial auditors and accountants A Yes
2131 Civil Engineers A Yes
2132 Mechanical Engineers A Yes
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers A Yes
2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians, and Consultants A No
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants A No
2173 Software Engineers and Designers A Yes
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers A No
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians B No
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians B No
2222 Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors B No
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2234 Construction Estimators B No
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment) B No
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians B No
2254 Land Survey Technologists and Technicians B No
2281 Computer Network Technicians B No
2282 User Support Technicians B No
2283 Systems Testing Technicians B No
4121 University Professors A No
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants A No
6221 Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade B No
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, carpentry trades B No
7217 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews B No
7219 Contractors and Supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers B No
7222 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators B No
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling inspectors B No
7232 Tool and Die Makers B No
7233 Sheet Metal Workers B Yes
7235 Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters B No
7237 Welders and Related Machine Operators B No
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system) B Yes
7242 Industrial Electricians B Yes
7246 Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers B No
7251 Plumbers B Yes
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers B No
7271 Carpenters B No
7281 Bricklayers B No
7282 Concrete Finishers B No
7283 Tile setters B No
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers, Finishers and Lathers B No
7291 Roofers and Shinglers B No
7292 Glaziers B No
7293 Insulators B No
7294 Painters and Decorators B No
7295 Floor Covering Installers B No
7302 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operator Crews B No
7305 Supervisors, Motor Transport B No
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (except textile) B No
7312 Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics B No
7313 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics B Yes
7316 Machine Fitters B No
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers B No
7322 Motor Vehicle Body Repairers B No
8232 Oil and Gas Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers B No
8252 Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors, Specialized Livestock Workers B No
9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities B No
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing B No

International Skilled Worker Occupations In Demand Category

To be eligible for this category of SINP, applicants must:

  • Have proof of legal status inside Canada, or live outside of Canada;
  • Score at least 60 points on a 100 point assessment grid (see below)

Point Assessment Grid

Selection factor Points
Education & Training Maximum 23 points
Work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to SK labour market & adaptability Maximum 30 points*
Pass mark: 60 points
  • In the past ten years, have a minimum of one year work experience in intended in-demand occupation;
  • Score a minimum CLB of 4 in all language abilities (speaking, reading, writing, listening) in either English or French; and
  • Have one of the following:
    • A permanent, full-time job offer in a skilled occupation from an approved Saskatchewan employer; or
    • Proof that they meet the following requirements:
      • Their field of education is in a skilled occupation;
      • Minimum of one year completed post-secondary education;
      • If occupation is regulated, proof of appropriate Saskatchewan qualification; and
      • Settlement plan and proof of funds.

SINP In-Demand Occupation List

NOC Occupation Skill Level Mandatory

(compulsory)

certification or

licensing

Mandatory certification

0711 Construction Managers 0 No
2131 Civil Engineers A Yes
2132 Mechanical Engineers A Yes
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers A Yes
2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians, and Actuaries A No
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants A No
2173 Software Engineers and Designers A Yes
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers A No
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians B No
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians B No
2222 Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors B No
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2234 Construction Estimators B No
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment) B No
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians B No
2254 Land Survey Technologists and Technicians B No
2281 Computer Network Technicians B No
2282 User Support Technicians B No
2283 Systems Testing Technicians B No
4011 University Professors and Lecturers A No
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants A No
6221 Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade B No
7204 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades B No
7205 Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers B No
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors B No
7232 Tool and Die Makers B No
7233 Sheet Metal Workers B Yes
7235 Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters B No
7237 Welders and Related Machine Operators B No
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system) B Yes
7242 Industrial Electricians B Yes
7246 Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers B No
7251 Plumbers B Yes
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers B No
7271 Carpenters B No
7281 Bricklayers B No
7282 Concrete Finishers B No
7283 Tile setters B No
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers, Finishers and Lathers B No
7291 Roofers and Shinglers B No
7292 Glaziers B No
7293 Insulators B No
7294 Painters and Decorators B No
7295 Floor Covering Installers B No
7302 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operator Crews B No
7305 Supervisors, Motor Transport B No
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (except textile) B No
7312 Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics B No
7313 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics B Yes
7316 Machine Fitters B No
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers B No
7322 Motor Vehicle Body Repairers B No
8232 Oil and Gas Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers B No
8252 Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors, Specialized Livestock Workers B No
9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities B No
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing B No

Saskatchewan Experience Category

The Saskatchewan Experience Category is for foreign workers currently residing in Saskatchewan. The category is divided into four sub-categories:

  • Existing Work Permit Sub-Category For individuals who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a closed work permit or under a working holiday visa, have proof of legal status, and can demonstrate that they have worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months in an NOC A or 0 level job, or a designated Saskatchewan trade
  • Health Professions Sub-Category For individuals who have worked as a physician, a nurse, or in other health professions in Saskatchewan for at least six months, and have a qualifying offer of employment.
  • Hospitality Sector Pilot Project For  individuals that are currently working in Saskatchewan as food and beverage servers, food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, or housekeeping and cleaning staff for at least six months, have a qualifying offer of employment.
  • Long Haul Truck Drivers Sub-Category For individuals that are currently working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan for at least six months. Must be working in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months before applying.
  • Students Sub-Category This sub-category is for students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada. Student must have worked in Saskatchewan for at least twenty-four months before applying, or for six months if the institution is in Saskatchewan, meet minimum language requirements, have a qualifying job offer in Saskatchewan, applied for a Post-Graduate Open Work permit. 

Entrepreneur and Farm Category

This category is for individuals who wish to establish, acquire, or partner in a business in Saskatchewan, or for individuals with proven farming experience that would like to purchase and operate a farm in Saskatchewan. Interested candidates should submit and Expression of Interest (EOI).  To be eligible for this category, candidates must:

  • Have a minimum net worth of $500,000 (CAD
  • Have a minimum of three years of entrepreneurial or business management experience
  • Prove their net worth was acquired through legal means

If candidates are approved they must:

  • Invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities;
  • Establish/acquire a business that meets  the points assigned in the Entrepreneur Category Points Grid (see below), if applicable (for investment amount and sector);
  • Own a minimum of one third (33 1/3%) of the equity of a business in Saskatchewan unless your total investment is $1 million CAD or higher;
  • Participate actively in the day to day management and direction of the business; and
  • If establishing a new business in Regina or Saskatoon, create two full-time employment opportunities for Canadians or permanent residents in Saskatchewan (non-relative workers).

Entrepreneur and Farm Category Expression of Interest System Points Grid

Human Capital Factors
Factor Description Points Maximum points
Age 20 or less

21-29

30-39

40-54

55+

0

10

15

10

0

15
Exploratory Visit Has conducted an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan for at least five working days with evidence of contact with relevant business contacts. 15 15
Official Language Ability(English or French) No language test

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4

CLB 5

CLB 6+

0

5

10

15

15
Qualifications/

Education

Has a trade or occupational certification that required at least one year full-time post-secondary training or apprenticeship equivalent

Has completed a Bachelor Degree or Post-Graduate Degree/Designation in a Business, Agriculture, or Science/Technology field

10

 

15

15
Net Business and Personal Assets $500,000 – $549,999 CAD

$550,000 – $749,999 CAD

$750,000 – $999,999 CAD

$1,000,000+ CAD

0

5

10

15

15

 

Business Experience
Factor Description Points Maximum points
Entrepreneurial or Farming Experience 4 to 7 years entrepreneurial/farm experience

8 or more years entrepreneurial/farm experience

4 to 7 years entrepreneurial/farm experience with 50%+ ownership in business

8 or more years entrepreneurial/farm experiencewith 50%+ ownership in business

10

15

15

20

20
Business Revenue $50,000 – $99,999 CAD

$100,000 – $249,999 CAD

$250,000 – $499,999 CAD

$500,000 CAD+

5

10

15

20

20
Innovation Previous verifiable experience in;

Ø Export Trade

Ø Registered patents

Ø Gazelle business

 

10

10

10

10

 

Business Establishment Plan
Factor Description Points Maximum points
Investment Amount Total equity investment to establish or to purchase and expand an eligible business in SK:

Ø $200,000 – $349,999 CAD

Ø $350,000 – $499,999 CAD

Ø $500,000 – $749,999 CAD

Ø $750,000 – $999,999CAD

Ø $1,000,000+ CAD

 

0

5

10

15

20

20
Investment in Key Economic Sectors Proposed Business Activity

Ø Science and technology

Ø Manufacturing

Ø Export

Ø Rural business succession

Ø Rural business development

 

15

15

15

15

15

15

 

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