You must provide any required documents to prove you're eligible for SINP nomination. You'll also need these documents to prove your identity, work experience, academic credentials, language ability, finances, etc. The SINP may also ask for more documentation that is not listed below.
All required documents must be clear and easy-to-read copies of the original documents. If your documents aren't in English of French, you must submit the following:
- A copy of the original document;
- A copy of the English or French translation of the document; and,
- A copy of an affidavit from the translator, describing their translation ability.
Translators must be:
Translators must not be:
- A family member
- A spouse
- Anyone who works for or who is a paid consultant or representative preparing your application.
Make sure translations meet all federal requirements when you’re applying for permanent residency.
If your documents are unclear, missing, or not translated into English or French, your application will be rejected and the SINP will send you instructions on what is missing and how to apply again.
You must fill out and attach these forms to your application:
- Generic Application Form for Canada (principal applicant only)
- Additional Family Information Form (a form is required for the principal applicant and spouse)
- Schedule A - Background/Declaration (a form is required for the principal applicant and spouse)
If you have more than five dependants or children, you must fill out and attached this form to your application:
If you have a common-law spouse, you must provide this form:
If you are using an Immigration Representative, you must provide this form:
If your documents are not in English or French, you must provide translated documents with the original documents. Your translator must fill out the following form which must be attached to your application:
If you would like to designate an individual to contact the SINP on your behalf, please ensure the following form is included in your application:
For help with filling out the federal forms, watch the following videos:
The following are the required documents you'll need for your application:
1. Post-Graduate Work Permit
You must submit a copy of your valid post-graduate work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
2. Work Experience Credentials
You must submit the following:
- a letter from your employer(s) indicating your job position, start date of employment, length of employment, main duties/responsibilities, and number of hours you worked each week if the position was not full-time;
- copies of your paystubs that show the employers name, your position, and the hours worked; and/or
- record of employment.
3. Job Offer Requirements
You must have a letter of offer for full-time, permanent employment from a Saskatchewan employer in a NOC Matrix level "0," "A" or "B" occupation, OR in an occupation that requires post-secondary education. The job offer must be in the field of study that you completed in Saskatchewan or Canada.
All positions must offer wages and working conditions that match Canadian standards in that occupation.
The Letter of Offer must:
- be addressed to the principal applicant;
- state the job title, duties and responsibilities, wage, benefits, and company contact information;
- list the location (i.e., town/city) of your position in Saskatchewan;
- be issued on the company's letterhead; and
- be signed by the employer.
Your job offer must be approved by the SINP before you apply, or your application will be rejected.
- Your employer must register online to have the position that you are applying with assessed.
- Once the position is approved, your employer will receive a Job Approval Letter that includes your position, name and NOC code.
- Submit a copy of the SINP Job Approval Letter with your application.
4. Language Credentials
If your job offer requires post-secondary education and is classified as a NOC "C"; occupation:
- You must provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency;
- You must have English and/or French language ability of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4 or higher;
- Your test results cannot be more than two years old at the time of application; and,
- CLB 4 is the minimum; however, employers and regulatory bodies may require higher language scores.
The acceptable tests and equivalence to CLB 4 (minimum scores) are:
5. Education Credentials
You must submit documents to verify your education. Please submit:
- education/trade certificates, degrees, or diplomas, including official transcripts showing school(s) attended and courses taken.
6. Identity and Civil Status Documents
You need to provide the following documents to confirm your identity and civil status:
- Birth Certificates that list both parents for:
- You (the principal applicant);
- Your spouse or common-law partner (if applicable); and
- Each dependent child, including any who will not come with you to Canada.
- If you are married or widowed you must include:
- A marriage certificate; and/or
- A death certificate of your former spouse (if applicable).
- If you are in a common-law relationship you must include:
- IMM 5409 Declaration of Common-Law Union and
- Proof of at least one year of common-law relationship. (e.g., statements or letters from a bank or financial institute showing a joint bank, trust, credit union, or charge card account; a copy of your signed joint lease or mortgage; a copy of jointly-owned property, apart from your residence; a copy of bills or receipts made to both of you; a copy of life insurance naming the other partner as the beneficiary, etc.).
- If you or your spouse is divorced you must include:
- Final divorce documents for all divorces; and
- Custody and child support documents (if applicable).
- Adoption papers for your dependent children who were adopted (if applicable).
- If you have dependent children, whether or not they and their other parent are coming with you to Canada, include:
- A letter from the other parent stating that they are aware of your intention to immigrate to Canada (with or without the child/children) and that there are no outstanding custody or child support issues; or
- Proof of custody for the child/children under the age of majority and proof that you have legal authority to remove the child/children from your home country (if applicable).
- If you have dependent children that are not coming with you to Canada you must include:
- Their name, age and contact information (mailing and email address, and phone number); and,
- A detailed reason why each dependent is not accompanying you, along with supporting documentation (e.g. legal separation).
Your passport must be valid throughout the immigration process (from application to permanent residency). You'll need to include copies of pages in your passport that show the passport number, date of issue, expiry date, photo, name and place of birth for:
- You (the principal applicant);
- Your spouse or common-law partner (if applicable); and,
- All dependent children accompanying you to Canada (if applicable).
If you live in a country that is different from your nationality, please include a copy of your visa for the country in which you currently live.
8. Regulatory or Licensing Credentials (if applicable)
If you are working in an occupation that is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing in Saskatchewan, you must obtain proof of eligibility to be licensed to work in that profession in Saskatchewan. Submit this proof with your SINP application. You can find more information on regulated occupations on the Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements page.
- If you are a nurse, the SINP will confirm with the appropriate licensing body that you have an unrestricted licence to practice in Saskatchewan. The licensing body must be one of the following:
- If you are a physician, the SINP will obtain a letter of support from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CoPSS). CoPSS must confirm your type of licence and expiry date and state their support for you to obtain permanent residence. If applicable, a letter from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada indicating that you have licensing in a particular specialty.
- If you are working in another health profession, the SINP will confirm with the appropriate licensing body that you fall under the licensing body criteria to practice in Saskatchewan and they support your application.