As of August 4, 2023, applicants to the SINP Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry programs must have proof of settlement funds that meet the new requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). All permanent residency applications submitted to IRCC that require settlement funds must meet the new requirements as of April 25, 2023.
This sub-category is for skilled workers who:
- Want to live and work in Saskatchewan.
- Are in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry Pool.
- Meet the sub-category criteria.
To be eligible, you must be accepted into IRCC's Express Entry pool and pay a non-refundable $350 application fee by Visa or Mastercard.
You may qualify if you live outside Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada, are not a refugee claimant, and:
- Have a valid Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Code.
- Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP point assessment grid.
- Have a language test result that meets the federal Express Entry language requirements.
- Have completed post-secondary school or training that is comparable to at least one year of Canadian education. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree related to your intended occupation. To find out if your education is related to your intended occupation you can review the "Employment Requirements" section of your National Occupation Code profile.
- For all education outside Canada, you must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from IRCC's list of approved organizations.
- Those who have finished training as part of high school do not need to submit an ECA, but must apply for Saskatchewan licensure. For more info, see Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements.
- Have experience in a job that is not on the Excluded Occupation List. See Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for eligible occupations.
- The minimum need for work experience is:
- For skilled professionals (not tradespeople): one year work experience in the past 10 years.
- For skilled tradespeople: two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years.
- For Canadian Experience Class: One year work experience in Canada in the past three years (skilled tradespeople and skilled professionals).
- The minimum need for work experience is:
- Your above work experience must be in the field of your completed post-secondary education or training.
- Your work experience must be related to your job and education.
- Visit SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure to see if your job needs specific SINP education requirements.
- You may need to show a Professional Status or proof of eligibility for Licensure for your job.
- See Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for these requirements. If you are asked to show this, your application will be held. You do not need to show licensure documents unless asked.
- You must include all documents in your application. If your application will be closed if it is missing documents and your application fee will not be returned.
- Show settlement funds and a settlement plan.
The program criteria can change at any time.
The points that you claimed on your EOI will determine the likelihood of receiving an invitation. Those with high scores within the pool of candidates will have a greater chance of being invited to apply. Once you are invited to apply, you will be required to provide proof to support the EOI points that you claimed. To remain eligible for a nomination you must meet the minimum points of the EOI Selection through which you received your Invitation to Apply (ITA).
If there are grounds to believe that an applicant and/or their representative have provided false information on an EOI profile or application to increase their points score, then our Program Integrity Unity (PIU) will undertake an investigation for misrepresentation. If misrepresentation is found to have taken place, the applicant may be suspended from using the SINP for two years (or more, in the case of a repeat offence).
An International Skilled Worker EOI is not an application to the SINP.
An International Skilled Worker EOI shows your interest in applying to the SINP and provides your qualifications.
For more info, see International Skilled Worker EOI System.
Not all candidates who submit an International Skilled Worker EOI will be invited to apply. There are no limits on the number of candidates who can submit an EOI. Candidates can only have one EOI profile.
For help on how to create your EOI profile, please see the EOI OASIS Guide.
The following cannot apply:
- Refugee claimants in Canada who are claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada.
- Those not accepted into the Federal Express Entry pool.
You may not be eligible if:
- You did not provide the required documents at the time of submitting your application.
- You were not able to prove that you plan to live and work in Saskatchewan.
- You and or your representative have intentionally misrepresented yourselves in the application.
After getting your Invitation to Apply through the Expression of Interest system, you must:
- Follow the guidelines for the Application Process.
- Complete, scan and send all of your Required Documents.
- See the SINP Important Words and Definitions to be sure you understand everything.
Applications that are sent with missing documents or not translated will be closed. If your application is closed, you will be sent a letter and asked to reapply.
If you are successful in getting a nomination from the SINP, IRCC will process most complete applications in 6 months or less.Apply online to the SINP
- Create an account.
- Complete all sections.
- Scan and upload your completed forms and supporting documents in a PDF. Keep the originals for your records.
- Save and submit your application online.
You do not need to use an immigration representative or consultant to apply to the SINP. If you want one, you must make sure they are 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 or see a list of approved immigration consultants. You can learn more about Saskatchewan's laws that protect foreign workers by visiting Protection for Immigrants and Foreign Workers.
- Request for a Nomination Revision and/or Nomination Extension Form (cannot be used for licensure or Invitations to Apply)
- Request for Continued Saskatchewan Health Coverage Form
- Procedures and Guidelines for International Skilled Workers