Responding to feedback from immigration stakeholders (the business, residents, immigrant communities of Saskatchewan) the provincial government of Saskatchewan has overhauled and streamlined its provincial nomination program, allowing foreign nationals – Filipinos included – to obtain permanent residency.

Changes to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) will become effective January 2, 2014. The program consolidated the previous nomination programs into three categories:


International Skilled Worker Category

Similar to the Federal Skilled Worker category, this PNP program of Saskatchewan category has offers permanent residency to foreign workers who can “successfully demonstrate that they have the necessary experience, education, language and adaptability to thrive in the province” even without a job offer.

As announced, the program will include the following criteria:

For 2014, a total of 250 applications will be accepted from applicants who do not have a job offer in Saskatchewan. Applicants’ occupations must be included on a designated list of occupations. Watch for detailed guidelines on the points system and application procedures available next month - December 2013.

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