Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (sinp) Application
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) application offers you a way to immigrate to Canada. Through SINP, Saskatchewan:
- Invites non-Canadians wishing to make Saskatchewan their home; and
- Appoints successful applicants to the federal government so that they can obtain permanent residence in Canada.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) application is just one of the steps to becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan. All applicants must also apply for residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Canadian Immigration Commission.
- How To Apply
- Further Information
In addition, the SINP offers candidates:
- Competitive request processing times,
- Help from provincial immigration officers who are available to explain program requirements and processes.
The Government of Saskatchewan makes the final decision on SINP applications. When the successful applicants apply for permanent resident status with IRCC, they will be identified as candidates for the SINP.
You can apply to SINP if you think you meet the program criteria. Be sure to complete specific requests and provide valid documentation.
Each year, the SINP accepts a maximum number of applicants in each category. This helps make the program more efficient.
SINP works through Canadian embassies and consulates around the world, not through agencies or representatives anywhere. As an applicant, you can choose whether to work with an immigration consultant or not. Note, however, that no immigration consultant has or will be assigned a quota of immigrants from the province of Saskatchewan.
2. How to apply
You can apply to three categories of SINP programs:
- International Skilled Worker is for skilled workers abroad who want to work and live in Saskatchewan.
- The Saskatchewan experience is for foreign nationals who currently live and work in Saskatchewan.
- Entrepreneur and Farm are for those who plan to start a business or buy and operate a farm in Saskatchewan.
SINP Application Process
- For more information on how to apply for the International Skilled Worker and Saskatchewan Experience categories, please see the application process for more details.
- For more information on how to apply for the Entrepreneur and Farm categories, please consult their respective application guides. These guides contain all the information you will need to apply.
- Obtain and complete all federal and provincial forms necessary for your request. For more details, please consult the Documents required section on the page of the chosen category.
- Review and organize your completed forms and supporting documents to ensure you have a complete application package.
- Create an account.
- Complete the different sections.
- Scan and download all your completed forms and supporting documents in PDF format on your online application. Keep the originals for your records.
- Register and submit your application online.
4. Additional information
Who is not eligible to apply?
The following are not eligible to apply:
- Refugee claimants in Canada who are claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada.
- People living illegally in their country of residence or in Canada.
- Persons who have been the subject of a removal order from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency.
- Persons prohibited from entering Canada.
You may not be eligible to immigrate to Canada if any of the following situations are true:
- You or a dependent family member (accompanying or not) do not meet IRCC health and crime requirements.
- You have unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting a family member.
- You or your representative intentionally misrepresented yourself in the request.
- You have not been able to prove that you intend to live and work in Saskatchewan.
What to do after applying
- After applying, we will review your application in stages to make sure it is complete:
Complete applications will have all of the documents listed in the checklist.
Incomplete requests will not be accepted and you will need to resubmit and submit a new request. We will send you a letter informing you of the reasons why your request is considered incomplete.
- Full applications will continue to be reviewed and we may request more documentation. We will give you time to send it to us, and even send you a reminder. After the time runs out, we will move the application into the process.
- If we have received the information we requested within the time limit, we will continue to process the request. If we have not done so, it may be deemed ineligible.
Temporary Work Permits for International Skilled Workers and Saskatchewan Experience Applicants
Once you have applied to SINP and your appointment has been approved and sent to the IRCC centralized intake office, we can provide a letter of support for a temporary work permit. This will allow you and your accompanying family members to move to Saskatchewan. If the permit is approved by IRCC, you will be able to start working or preparing for your commercial activities while processing your permanent resident visa.
Please visit the Canadian Visa Office website for your country for current processing times for temporary work permit applications.
Note: Do not quit your job, or sell or dispose of your personal possessions and business assets until you have received your permanent resident visa from IRCC.
Recommendation and Final Decision
- Once we have verified all the information contained in the applications, we will make a recommendation on the appointment.
- The recommendation will then be reviewed and a final decision will be made. The decision will be one of the following:
- Approved / nominated applications: we will send the applicant an application file containing information on the next steps. The applicant must submit an application to IRCC within six months of their appointment.
- Ineligible applications: we will send the applicant a letter to inform them. The requester can request a secondary review.
- False statement: if we believe there has been a false statement in a request, we will hold back on its processing until we investigate. We will send the claimant, their employer and / or their representative a “procedural fairness letter”; with details. They will be able to send evidence that they did not make false statements.
Read the Procedures and Guidelines for the International Skilled Worker and Saskatchewan Experience Categories for:
- Full information on the application and review process;
- Final decisions; and
- Next steps.