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Hospitality Sector Project

Overview

Effective March 24, 2021, the Regina SINP office will be closed for in-person services until April 26, 2021. Please contact the SINP by phone at 1-833-613-0485 or by email at immigration@gov.sk.ca.

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 Hospitality Sector category as a Food/Beverage Server if you have proof that you previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a Food/Beverage Server.

This sub-category is for foreign workers who want to apply for permanent residency and:

  • Are currently working in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit.
  • Have been working with an SINP Hospitality-approved employer for a minimum of six months (780 hours).
  • Are working in one of the following jobs:
    • Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6513).
    • Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6711).
    • Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6731).
  • Meet the sub-category criteria.

Eligibility

To qualify, you must:

  • Have a valid work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for:
    • Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6513).
    • Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6711).
    • Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6731).
  • The SINP has criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not yet working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to the Hospitality Sector category as a Food/Beverage Server. You must have proof that you worked in Saskatchewan before for a minimum of six months as a Food/Beverage Server.
  • Have finished at least Grade 12 (or equivalent).
  • Work for an employer that has been approved by the SINP. The SINP will deny applications from hospitality sector employees who begin working for their employer before they get SINP approval.
    • To find out if your employer is SINP-approved, ask for a copy of their letter of approval.
  • Work in Saskatchewan for the employer offering the job for at least six months.
  • Have a job offer of permanent, full-time work from an approved Saskatchewan Hospitality employer.
  • Have at least Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher English ability in all four categories (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.

Temporary Foreign Workers

If you are a temporary foreign worker:

  1. Your employer needs to send a completed SINP-500-4 Hospitality Sector Recruitment and Settlement Plan.
  2. Once this plan is approved and you have completed the requirements, you can apply.

The federal government sets the amount of nominations the SINP can make every year. The SINP also accepts a maximum number of applications each year. No application is guaranteed to be accepted.

Who Cannot Apply Through the Saskatchewan Experience - Hospitality Section Project Sub Category

The following cannot apply:

  • Refugee claimants in Canada who are claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada.

You may not be eligible for nomination by the SINP if:

  • You did not send documents that were asked for.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Applications that are sent with missing documents or are not translated will be closed. If your application is closed, you will be sent a letter and asked to reapply.

Apply online to the SINP

  1. Create an account.
  2. Complete all sections.
  3. Scan and upload completed forms and supporting documents in PDF format. Keep the originals for your records.
  4. Save and submit your application online.

What You Need to Know About Using Immigration Representatives

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.

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