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Check Application Processing Times for SINP

The SINP processing time information is updated every quarter (every three months). It shows the time it has taken to process an application after we receive a complete application package in the most recent quarter. This time is measured in weeks for each category. Processing times can change at any time.

The processing times below show the average time (in weeks; based on business days), that it takes for 80 per cent of applications to be processed. This time is measured from when the complete application is received to when it’s processed.

These processing times are an average based on the past quarter (or three months). They may not tell you precise processing times for future applications.

International Skilled Worker

The SINP's goal is to process all International Skilled Worker and Saskatchewan Experience applications within sixteen weeks. In order to process an application, we must have all information and supporting documents.

SINP Category
Quarter 2 - 2018-19
(Jul. 1 to Sep. 30, 2018)
Measured in weeks

Employment Offer 4 weeks
Occupation In-Demand
27 weeks*
Express Entry
29 weeks*

*Does not include the time required by the applicant to obtain licensing or professional certification documents.

Saskatchewan Experience

SINP Category
Quarter 2 - 2018-19
(Jul. 1 to Sep. 30, 2018)
Measured in weeks

Existing Work Permit
2 weeks
Health Professionals
2 weeks
International Students
2 weeks
Truck Drivers N/A*
Hospitality Workers 2 weeks

*Too few applications were processed during this period to calculate a representative processing time.

Processing times for the International Skilled Worker category and Saskatchewan Experience category are calculated for applications that are finalized, meaning the decision on the file is:

  • Nominated;
  • Returned; or
  • Ineligible.

Entrepreneur and Farm

The SINP's goal is to process all Entrepreneur and Farm category applications, including Entrepreneur Nomination requests within twelve weeks, and all Good Faith Deposit Return requests within 24 weeks.

SINP Category
Quarter 2 - 2018-19
(Jul. 1 to Sep. 30, 2018)
Measured in weeks

Entrepreneur Applications* 22 weeks
Entrepreneurs Nominations
N/A***
Farmers**
N/A***

*Entrepreneur application processing times are calculated from the date that  both a completed application and a completed 3rd party financial verification reports are submitted.  Excludes time waiting on applicants to submit both a completed application and a completed 3rd party financial verification reports.

**Farm Owners and Operators category processing times are calculated from the date we confirm we've received the processing fee to the date we make a final decision on the application.

***Too few applications were processed during this period to calculate a representative processing time.

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