You have less than a month to prepare for permanent residency application to Canada thru Saskatchewan’s Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).  Here are the latest program changes.

  1.  SINP will only accept ONLINE applications.
  2. The previous nine (9) subcategories have been streamlined and combined into just three main categories: International Skilled Worker; Saskatchewan Experience and Entrepreneur and Farm.
  3. Saskatchewan Experience may be gained either by working or studying in Saskatchewan. Students are allowed to work 20 hours a week while in school and full time work when on vacation. Eligibility for permanent residency comes after course completion.
  4. You do not need a job offer to apply.  However, having a job offer not only gives you bonus points but also increases your chance of being nominated because of proven ability to productively and successfully settle.
  5. Under the previous rules, only those in the Managerial occupations category may apply without a job offer.  The occupations classifications have been expanded to include not just the “O” but also the “A” for professional and “B” for Technical or Supervisory occupations.
  6. You need 60 points (out of a total of 100) to qualify and be considered for nomination.  The points are awarded on the basis of five (5) factors)
  1.  Education and Training
  2. Skilled Work Experience
  3. Language Ability
  4. Age; and
  5. Saskatchewan Labour Market and Adaptability
  1. Tradespersons (considered the equivalent of a Saskatchewan counterpart) are eligible to apply even without college or bachelor degrees.
  2. Those applying without job offers would need to provide evidence of settlement funds. The amount depends on the number of persons in the principal applicant’s household.
  1. 1 = $11,000
  2. 2 = $15,500
  3. 3 = $19,900
  4. 4 = $22,000
  5. 5 = $24,500
  6. 6+= $26,800
  1. Like applicants to Manitoba, a Settlement Plan will be required.
  2. A list of Higher Skilled Occupations with Good/Fair Prospects is available.  For the complete list, send an email to immigrants@visacenter.org

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