I'm a SINP nominee or working for a SINP-approved employer and my situation has changed. Will I lose my nomination or need to leave the province?
Please note that the SINP has extended these temporary measures for an additional 6 months:
- SINP nominees can now request a six-month extension to their nomination. This provides nominees with an additional six months to apply for permanent residency to the federal government. Please send extension requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A nomination may be changed to a conditional nomination if the nominee no longer meets the minimum criteria of the SINP category through which they received their nomination. The conditions will need to be removed in order for the nominee to obtain permanent residency.;
- Applicants and nominees may be issued a conditional nomination if the terms of the employment offer associated with their original SINP application have been changed or their employment has been disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The SINP must be notified immediately if the job held by an applicant or nominee changes, they are laid off, or their job is terminated. Withholding this information is misrepresentation.
- An employment offer is considered valid for SINP applicants and nominees if it is from an employer(s) with a valid Certificate of Registration who has provided the worker with a Job Approval Letter. The worker must meet the conditions of their work permit. If the employment offer(s) meet these requirements, the SINP will allow the following temporary measures:
- Nominees will have six months to obtain new, eligible employment if the job offer associated with their original SINP application no longer exists. Their nomination will become a conditional nomination until new full-time employment (30 hours/week) is obtained. An additional six month extension is now available, providing nominees with a total of 12-months to meet the requirements of the SINP category under which they were nominated.
- If a nominee or applicant receives a new employment offer it must be for an Allowable Business (NOC 0, A, B, C or D positions) as these are occupations that are needed to provide critical public services and allowable business services. If the new employment offer is for an allowable business then the occupation does not need to match the worker's education or past work experience if the employer has verified through a Job Approval Letter that the worker has the skills and abilities to perform the work.
- Applicants or nominees working in the province that have had their full-time hours reduced will be allowed to continue working for their approved employer and find other interim employment for an Allowable Business (NOC 0, A, B, C or D positions). The nomination will become a conditional nomination until the worker is working 30 hours per week in one job or more.
- Applicants or nominees working in the province that have had their full-time hours reduced will be allowed to continue working for their approved employer(s) at the reduced hours without supplementing their employment if the employer(s) commits to resuming full-time employment (30 hours/week) within 6 months of the full-time hours being reduced. If a nomination had been issued previously then it will become a conditional nomination while the nominee is working less than 30 hours per week for the approved employer(s). An applicant must be working 30 hours per week in one job or more and meet all of the applicable SINP criteria in order to be nominated to the program.
- Potential applicants that have been living and working in Saskatchewan for at least six months will be eligible to apply to the SINP with 780 hours of work experience (equivalent to 6 months at 30 hours per week), whether through full-time or part-time work. However, the applicant must be working 30 hours per week in one job or more and meet all of the applicable SINP criteria in order to be nominated to the program.;
- If a worker does not have an open work permit, they will need to obtain a new work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The SINP will issue them a new work permit support letter where required. A worker cannot legally work for a new employer until a new work permit is obtained.
- Nominees or potential applicants must continue to economically support themselves with the exception of short-term supports. If nominees or applicants access short-term income support during the pandemic, they will not be penalized.
Who do I contact to get more information about the SINP?
- Please contact the SINP at email@example.com or 1-833-613-0485. The program continues to provide service by phone or email but is not currently open for in-person services.