The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) offers you a way to immigrate to Canada. Through the SINP, Saskatchewan:
- Invites residency applications from non-Canadians who want to make Saskatchewan their home.
- Nominates successful applicants to the federal government, so they can gain permanent residency in Canada.
The SINP is only one of the steps toward becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan. All applicants must also apply for residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Canadian Immigration Commission.
Advantages of the SINP
The SINP offers you:
- Competitive processing times for applications; and
- Provincial immigration officers who can provide customer support throughout the process.
Every year, the SINP accepts a maximum number of applicants in each category. This helps make the program more efficient.
The SINP doesn’t process applications from individuals that currently have a refugee claim in Canada.
How to Apply
There is a choice of three SINP categories you can apply to. You will also have to complete the federal application forms at the same time.
Process for Applying to the SINP
- Review the Application Guide in each category or sub-category, for instructions on how to complete your application. The guide contains all the information you’ll need for this.
- Obtain all the supporting documents we ask for. For a detailed description, please see the Supporting Documents section of your Application Guide.
- Complete the needed federal forms and any other federal forms that apply to your situation.
- Review and organize your completed forms and supporting documents to make sure you have a complete application package.
Apply online to the SINP
- Create an account.
- Complete the different sections.
- Scan and upload all your completed forms and supporting documents in PDF format onto your online application. Keep the originals for your records.
- Save and submit your application online.
What to Do After You Apply
- After you apply, we’ll review your application in stages, to make sure it’s complete:
- Complete applications will have all the documents listed in the checklist.
- Incomplete applications won’t be accepted and you'll need to re-apply and submit a new application. We’ll send a letter informing you of why your application is considered incomplete.
- Complete applications will continue to be reviewed and we may ask for more documentation. We’ll give you some time to send this to us, and even send you a reminder. After the given time, we’ll move the application on in the process.
- If we received the information we asked for in the given time, we’ll continue to process the application. If we didn’t, it may be deemed ineligible.
Temporary Work Permit
After you’ve applied to the SINP and your nomination has been approved and sent to IRCC's Centralized Intake Office, we can provide a letter of support for a Temporary Work Permit. This will allow you and your accompanying family members to move to Saskatchewan. If the permit is approved by IRCC, you’ll be able to start working or preparing your business operations while your permanent resident visa is being processed.
Please visit the Canadian Visa Office website in your Country for current processing times for Temporary Work Permit applications.
Do not quit your job, or sell or dispose of your personal possessions and business assets until you have received your permanent resident visa from IRCC.
Recommendation and Final Decision
- Once we’ve checked all the information in the applications, we’ll make a recommendation on nomination.
- The recommendation will then be reviewed and a final decision made. The decision will be one of the following:
- Approved/nominated applications: We’ll send the applicant a nomination package with information on next steps. The applicant will have to apply to IRCC within six months of nomination.
- Ineligible applications: We’ll send the applicant a letter to notify them of this. The applicant may ask for a secondary review.
- Misrepresentation: If we believe there’s been misrepresentation in an application, we’ll hold off on processing it until after we investigate. We’ll send the applicant, their employer and/or representative a ‘procedural fairness letter’ with details. They’ll be able to send in evidence that they didn’t commit misrepresentation.
Read the Procedural Guidelines for the International Skilled Worker and Saskatchewan Experience Categories for:
- Full information on the application and review process;
- Final decisions; and
- Next steps.