If you are outside of Canada and have submitted a paper work permit application to the Government of Canada (GoC) that has not yet been processed, then you will need to resubmit it as an electronic application. Fees paid for the electronic application will be refunded at a later date when the paper application is received by the GoC and reviewed or you can request a refund using this process.
For temporary SINP measures and frequently asked questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak and how it may impact temporary residents, nominees and permanent residency applicants, please see the new Immigration FAQs.
This sub-category is for skilled workers who:
- Have a job offer for a skilled occupation in Saskatchewan; and
- Meet the criteria of the sub-category. Criteria can change at any time, but we'll use what was on this website when we received your complete application.
You may qualify for this sub-category if you live outside Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada, are not a refugee claimant and:
- Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) point assessment grid;
- Have at least one-year work experience in the past 10 years in your intended occupation;
- Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
- Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for language scores that are higher than CLB 4;
- Show proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure, if your intended occupation is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade;
- Have an offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan. You'll need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter to show proof of this. There is no specific list of jobs, but your offer is required to be in an occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level "A", "B" or "0", or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan.
The program criteria can change at any time, but we'll use what was on this website when we received your complete application.
The federal government sets the amount of nominations the SINP can make every year. No application is guaranteed to be accepted and/or nominated.
Who Can't Apply through the International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer Sub-Category
The following can't apply through this sub-category:
Also, if any of these are true, you may not be eligible for nomination by the SINP:
- You didn't submit documentation that the SINP asked for;
- You were unable to prove that you intend to live and work in Saskatchewan; and
- You and or your representative have intentionally misrepresented yourselves in the application.
You'll need to score at least 60 out of 100 points on the point assessment grid to be considered for nomination by the SINP.
Points are awarded based on the following five factors:
- Education and training;
- Skilled work experience;
- Language ability;
- Age; and
- Connection(s) and adaptability to the Saskatchewan labour market.
Be sure to provide documents to prove that you're eligible and meet the five factors above. For example, if you claim 20 points for having a university degree, you must attach a copy of your university degree and complete transcripts. If your degree is printed in a language other than English or French, you must also attach a translated version.
How to Apply
Applications that are submitted where documents are missing or not translated will be considered incomplete and the application will be closed. If your application is closed, you will be sent a letter and advised to reapply at a later date with a complete application.
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 You Need to Know about Using Immigration Representatives
You are not required to use an immigration representative or consultant to apply to the SINP. But if you wish to hire a representative, you must make sure they're a lawyer in Canada in good standing with a provincial law society or licensed by the Government of Saskatchewan. Visit Using an Immigration Representative for more information and for the lists of licensed/approved consultants and recruiters. You can learn more about Saskatchewan's laws that protect foreign workers from exploitation and mistreatment during the recruitment and immigration process by visiting Protection for Immigrants and Foreign Workers.
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