One of the many ways to immigrate to Canada is to participate in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.
Applicants who have failed to score enough points required for immigration to Canada under a federal program can try to relocate to the country under one of 11 Provincial Nominee Programs which offer a lot of attractive options to a wide range of professionals. Provincial programs are also pathways for those who wish to immigrate to a specific province or territory.
One of such programs is effective in Saskatchewan and is called “Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program” (SINP). It includes several streams or pathways.
International Skilled Worker
This pathway includes the following categories:
- Employment Offer (for skilled workers with a job offer in Saskatchewan)
- Occupation In-Demand (for skilled workers with work experience in an in-demand occupation but without a job offer in the province)
- Saskatchewan Express Entry (for sought-after specialists selected within the Express Entry system)
This pathway includes categories for those with work experience in the province:
- Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit (for those who have worked in Saskatchewan no less than 6 months with a valid work permit)
- Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit (for agriculture workers with work permit)
- Health Professionals (for health care workers with at least 6 months of work experience in Saskatchewan)
- Hospitality Sector Project (for those with at least 6 months of work experience in Saskatchewan as food and beverage servers, food counter attendants, kitchen helpers or cleaners)
- Long-Haul Truck Driver Project (for those with at least 6 months of work experience in Saskatchewan as long-haul truck drivers who currently work in the province)
- Students (for graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions who have worked in Saskatchewan no less than 24 months prior to the application or 6 months if they have graduated from a Saskatchewan university or college)
Entrepreneurs may immigrate to Saskatchewan through one of the following pathways:
- Entrepreneur (for entrepreneurs wishing to purchase a business or become an active managing partner in Saskatchewan business)
- Farm Owner and Operator (for experienced farmers with significant capital who wish to invest in a farming business and settle in Saskatchewan)
By choosing one of these streams you can get a provincial nomination followed by permanent residence in Canada and — after three years of permanent residence — become a citizen of the country.
Saskatchewan is one of the Prairie Provinces along with Alberta and Manitoba. Saskatchewan’s economy relies heavily on agriculture, forestry, and fishery. There are only two major cities in the province — Saskatoon and Regina. Most of the territory is occupied by wide untouched wilderness spaces.