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Students

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.

A Temporary Measure has been enacted by the SINP to support international students residing in Saskatchewan impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. Students living in Saskatchewan on September 1, 2020, who have graduated from a post-secondary designated learning institution in Saskatchewan may be eligible to apply through this Temporary Measure beginning March 22, 2021.

  • The SINP is accepting 1,000 applications under the temporary measure. As of April 19, 2021, the SINP is accepting another 921 applications through this temporary measure. The remaining number of applications to be accepted will be updated every Monday.
  • For more information 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.

This sub-category is for students who:

  • Have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada.
  • Want to apply for nomination by the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
  • Meet the sub-category criteria. Criteria can change at any time, but we will use what was on this website when we got your application.

Students may apply to any of the other SINP categories, if they meet the criteria.

Eligibility

Students who have graduated from a Saskatchewan institute

You may qualify in this sub-category if:

  • You have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan with:
    • A certificate.
    • A diploma.
    • A degree.
  • You have worked for a minimum of 6 months (or 780 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan.
    • Eligible types of work experience include:
      • On-campus.
      • Off-campus.
      • Co-op terms.
      • Graduate fellowships that can be verified by your institution.
      • Work experience gained on a post-graduate work permit.
  • You currently hold a valid post-graduation work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • You have a permanent, full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer. The job should be:
  • You have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.
  • You have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC "C" occupation.

Students who have graduated from an institute in Canada

You may qualify in this sub-category if:

  • You have graduated from a program equivalent to at least one academic year (8 months) of full-time study from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada (outside of Saskatchewan) with:
    • A certificate.
    • A diploma.
    • A degree.
  • You have applied and received a valid post-graduation work permit from IRCC.
  • You worked after graduation with a post-grad work permit for at least six consecutive months (minimum 780 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan in a job related to your field of study.
    • Eligible types include work experience gained on a post-graduate work permit.
  • You have a permanent, full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer. The job should be:
  • You have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.
  • You have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC ‘C’ occupation.

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

Who Cannot Apply Through the Student Category

The following cannot apply:

  • Refugee claimants in Canada who are claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada.
  • International students who have not completed their program of study.

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.

How to Apply

Applications that are 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 your completed forms and supporting documents in a PDF. 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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