Saskatchewan is the province that has one of Canada’s most rapidly growing economies. Being one of the Prairie Provinces, its economy is majorly based on agriculture and important natural industries.
Like other provinces in Canada (except Quebec), Saskatchewan also has an immigration pathway that allows them to nominate the potential candidates for permanent residency; this pathway is known as Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Through this program, province of Saskatchewan is able to select prospective immigrants with skills and experience that are in demand in the local labor market.
Under SINP there are following streams:
- International Skilled Worker Category: This stream is for skilled immigrants who want to live and work in the province. Sub-categories under this stream are as follows:
- International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer
- International Skilled Worker – Occupation in-demand
- International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
- Saskatchewan Experience Category: This stream is for foreign immigrants that are currently living in the province.
- Entrepreneur and Farm Category: This stream allows the immigrants who wish to own and actively operate a business or farming operation in the province
Under each of these categories, there are one or more subcategories.
Minimum requirements for SINP
Following are the requirements for an express entry candidate to be eligible to apply for SINP provincial nomination:
- Must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 in SINP’s point assessment grid
- In case residing in Canada, must have evidence of legal status
- Need to have Express Entry profile number and Job Seeker Validation Code
- Must take a Language test like IELTS to show language proficiency with the minimum requirement of CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7
- Need to have minimum of 1 year of post-secondary education or training that is equivalent to Canadian education system
- Must have minimum work experience required in a field of occupation that is categorized under NOC Skill Type 0, A or B
- Need to have proof of sufficient settlement funds with a proper settlement plan
To see how much settlement funds are required refer to the following table:
|Number of Persons||Funds Required (In-CAD)|
Once an express entry candidate gets the provincial nomination certificate, they are awarded 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points. These many points are sufficient to get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC. (Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada)
As mentioned above, candidates are required to score a minimum of 60 points to be eligible for SINP. These points are awarded based on the selection factor in the following manner:
- Education and Training: Maximum 23 points
- Skilled Work Experience: Maximum 15 points
- Language Ability: Maximum 20 points
- Age: Maximum 12 points
- Connection to Saskatchewan Labor Market: Maximum 30 points
Out of 100 points, candidates are just required to score 60 points to be eligible.
Also, SINP has another major stream – Occupation in-demand Stream. This stream is for skilled immigrants who are having work experience in an occupation that is in-demand in the province. Recently SINP has updated its Occupation in-demand list with more than 200 eligible occupations.
To know more about Canada Immigration call the Best Immigration Consultant – Nationwide Visas @ 92-92-92-92-81
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