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.
The SINP is piloting criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to the Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker category if you have proof that you previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a General Farm Worker or Nursery and Greenhouse Worker.
This sub-category is for semi-skilled workers who:
- Have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months, with a valid work permit; and
- Meet the sub-category criteria. The 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 stream if you:
- Have a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. The job is required to be in the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) occupations:
- NOC 8431: General Farm Worker
- NOC 8432: Nursery and Greenhouse Worker
- Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter; and
- Have worked for more than six months for the employer offering you the job, with a valid work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Your permanent, full-time job offer must be for the same position that you have been working in for the past six months.
- The SINP is piloting criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply if you have proof that you previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a General Farm Worker or Nursery and Greenhouse Worker.
- Your work permit must be for one of the following programs:
- Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program;
- International Experience Canada; or
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
- Have completed the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school education (high school) or above, as demonstrated by a valid Educational Credential Assessment.
- Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC 'C' occupation.
Who Can't Apply through the Saskatchewan Experience – Agriculture Worker with Existing Worker Permit 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.
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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