Province Nomination Program SINP

Introduction of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is located in the prairie region of Canada, bordered by Alberta to the west, Manitoba to the east, and Northwest Territories to the north, and the US states of Montana and North Dakota to the south. Grassland covers its southern plains, and to the north are the rugged rock of the Canadian Shield plateau, coniferous forests, rivers and lakes. Regina is the capital city and Saskatoon is the largest city of Province. Saskatchewan is Canada's "sunniest" province. The province is home to several art galleries, performing arts centers and several concert orchestras, Saskatchewan is a modern, largely urban, and rapidly-growing province. Standard of living is high which helps to attract immigrants to settle in the Province, The cost of living in Saskatchewan is quite affordable by Canadian standards.

Like all other provinces and territories, Saskatchewan also provide publicly funded healthcare to all citizens and legal residents. So, most basic health services are offered at no direct cost to the patient.

Province produces 28 percent of Canada's grain and over 54 percent of Canada's wheat crop, Because of that Saskatchewan is known as “Canada’s breadbasket”. The province is also rich in minerals such as potash, uranium, coal, oil and natural gas. Saskatchewan is Canada’s leading exporter of potash (fertilizer).


Geographic details of Saskatchewan



Largest City


Total Area

251,700 sq. mi

Area rank

7th in Canada


11.7 lakhs (2019)

Population Rank

6th in Canada

Per capita



Weather Condition of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan receives more hours of sunshine than any other Canadian province, second-largest number of tornadoes, and most dramatic climate variations. Saskatchewan’s distance from major bodies of water makes its winters colder and its summers hotter.


Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), which allows the province’s government to select individuals who wish to settle in and contribute to the province and speed up their immigration visa application process. Saskatchewan’s program identifies skilled workers, farmers, entrepreneurs, international students and individuals from certain professions in demand, and helps them to settle in Saskatchewan.

The SINP accepts applications under the following categories:

·         International Skilled Worker Category

·         Saskatchewan Experience Category

·         Entrepreneur and Farm Category


International Skilled Worker Category

This category accepts applications from skilled workers who plan to live and work in the Province of Saskatchewan. Applicants are measured based on a points system and can be nominated under one of three sub-categories. 

International Skilled Worker - Employment offer:

This sub-category is for skilled workers with a skilled job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.

International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand:

This sub-category is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job offer in the province.

International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry:

This sub-category enables the province to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) Express Entry pool and have skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan.

Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Saskatchewan Experience Category

This category is for foreign workers that are currently living in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Experience Category accepts applications under the following sub-categories:

Existing Work Permit

This sub-category is for individuals who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a valid work permit.

Health Professionals

This sub-category is for individuals who have worked as a physician, a nurse, or in another health profession in Saskatchewan for at least six months.

Hospitality Sector Project

This sub-category is for individuals that are currently working in Saskatchewan as food and beverage servers, food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, or housekeeping and cleaning staff for at least six months. The employer must receive approval from the Province of Saskatchewan before the applicant begins work in Canada.

Long Haul Truck Driver Project

This sub-category is for individuals who are currently working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan. Drivers must be working in Saskatchewan for their current employer for a minimum of six months before applying.


This sub-category is for students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada. Among the requirements, the student must have worked in Saskatchewan for at least twenty-four months before applying, or for six months if the institution is in Saskatchewan.

Entrepreneur and Farm Category

This category is for individuals who wish to own and actively operate a business or farming operation in Saskatchewan.

Entrepreneur Sub-Category

This sub-category is for individuals who wish to invest management talent and capital in Saskatchewan by establishing, acquiring, or partnering in a business in the province. Candidates are expected to take on an active management role in the business. This sub-category functions on an Expression of Interest model.

Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category

This sub-category is for experienced farmers with considerable capital looking to invest in a farming operation and settle in the province of Saskatchewan. 


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