Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

What is SINP?

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has a reputation of being an “easy PNP”. This may be because of its high success rate and fast processing time. SINP has a variety of immigration options with which it provides immigration candidates. An employer who would like to recruit overseas applicants must first apply to the Saskatchewan government for an Job Approval Letter, and it is valid for 6 months from the date of approval, unless otherwise stated.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is an immigration program that favors prospective immigrants who possess the skills and experience needed in the province. SINP is a Nominated Skilled Immigrant Program for skilled workers, professionals or managers with a valid permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. Before coming to Canada with a work permit, applicants will need their employers to apply for JAL and provincial nomination. After landing with a work permit, applicant will receive their permanent resident card within an estimate processing time about 6 to 10 months.

SINP Categories

International Skilled Worker Category

  1. Employment Offer
  2. Occupation In-Demand
  3. Saskatchewan Express Entry

Worker with Saskatchewan Work Experience Category

  1. Skilled Worker
  2. Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker
  3. Health Professionals
  4. Hospitality Sector Project
  5. Long-Haul Truck Driver Project
  6. Students

Entrepreneur Category

Farm Owner and Operator Category

  • Farm Owner and Operator

Saskatchewan is one of the prairie provinces of Western Canada. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture and important natural resources industries like forestry and fishing. It boasts two major cities, Saskatoon and Regina, as well as vast expanses of pristine wilderness. Saskatchewan has already had a large-scale Chinese community, with Chinese supermarkets, restaurant, hotel, travel agencies and other Chinese enterprises. Therefore, Chinese living in Saskatchewan are convenient and comfortable, and many of them continue to live in the province after obtaining their immigration status.

Program Highlights:

  1. The program is stable, with a relatively high successful rate and shorter processing time;
  2. Due to demands of labor, the percentage of approval is higher;
  3. Lower requirements for candidates;
  4. Have a minimum level of high school education requirement;
  5. No large investment requirements;
  6. Have a minimum of language requirements.

SINP Requirements

  1. Score at least 60 points on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) point assessment grid;
  2. Have an offer for a permanent, full-time, NOC 0/A/B job offer with a valid SINP Job Approval Letter to show proof ( JAL is worth 30 points in the assessment grid);
  3. Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark 4 (valid for 2 years);
  4. Have at least one-year work experience in the past 10 years (in your intended occupation);
  5. Proof of settlement fund.

To be eligible for approval, all online applications for SINP JAL must:

We can clearly see from the above requirements that JAL plays a key role in SINP application, and SINP JAL can be applied by eligible employers in Saskatchewan.

The SINP Job Approval Letter (JAL) is a pre-approved authorization for an employer to hire a foreign worker that can apply to immigrate through the SINP.

  • Eligible employers must followed the following steps to apply for SINP JAL online:
    1. Submit a Job Approval Form for each foreign skilled worker;
    2. Provide a job description for the position, its duties and responsibilities;
    3. Outline required qualifications, skills, education, language and salaries for the position.
  • Jobs submitted by employers must meet the following requirements:
    • Meet median hourly wages in the local regions;
    • Meet the NOC required by the applicable categories (e.g. skilled worker positions must be in highly-skilled NOC O, A or B; meet the SINP experience categories or a designated skilled trade in Saskatchewan);
    • A full-time permanent job (minimum 30 hours per week);
    • Arranged work location in Saskatchewan.

Submit Method

Applicants can use the SINP’s online application system (OASIS) to file program applications and receive correspondence. 

Application Process

Stage 1: Complete a comprehensive assessment based on the client’s situations.

  1. Receive applicant’s resume;
  2. Score at least 60 points on the SINP point assessment grid;
  3. Fill out relevant application forms;
  4. Prepare supporting materials;
  5. Find eligible employers.

Stage 2: Employers provide Job Offer, and apply for JAL.

  1. Apply for JAL;
  2. Provide Job offer to applicants;
  3. Receive SINP JAL.

Stage 3: Apply for SINP.

  1. Prepare relevant documents according to SINP application checklists;
  2. Scan documents and apply for SINP;
  3. SINP process the application;
  4. Approval of provincial nomination and work permit application support letter(WPSL).

Stage 4Apply to CIC for Work Permit.

  1. Apply for applicant’s work permit;
  2. Receive work permit;
  3. Land in Canada;
  4. Apply spouse open work permit or enroll children in schools, if applicable.

Stage 5Apply to CIC for Permanent Resident Card.

  1. CIC receive SINP nomination letter;
  2. CIC check applicant’s medical and background information.

Stage 6:Receive Permanent Resident Card.

  1. Request medical test;
  2. Pass medical test;
  3. Receive PR card.


  1. Q: What are the key factors in SINP?

    A: There are two important considerations for an eligible SINP application: 1) A valid JAL from eligible employers. 2) Applicants meet minimum language requirements CLB 4. (IELTS L4.5/R3.5/W4/S4 or CELPIP 4 in each section.)

  2. Q: How long will the immigration program take?

    A: After submitting a provincial nomination, if approved, a work permit can be obtained in approximately 3-4 months. After receiving a work permit, applicants can come to Canada and wait for their PR card in about 6-9 months. The overall immigration processing time, from finding employers to getting the PR Card, it may normally take about 15 months.

  3. Q: Does SINP have asset requirements for applicants? Is there an interview?

    A: SINP does not require applicants to have a large amount of assets, but does require applicants to provide proof of settlement fund. Generally, the amount of proof of settlement fund for a family of three is around CAD 20,000. SINP is a skilled immigration program that does not require applicants to have abundant business experiences and does not require an interview.


  • To become eligible to apply for Express Entry or OID sub-category of Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program, you need to pay a non-refundable $350 SINP application fee. 
  • At federal stage:
    1. Principal applicant processing fee: $825; dependent child: $225.
    2. Right of permanent residence fee: $500.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Service fees do not include government application fees, translation fees, notarization fees, postage fees or other third-party fees.

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Processing Time

Program Categories Online On Paper
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
69 Days 69 Days
Visitor Record
193 Days 163 Days
Super Visa 127 Days 127 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
9 Weeks 9 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
4 Weeks 4 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 91 Days 108 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 57 Weeks 57 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 167 Days 78 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
167 Days 78 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
21 Months 21 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
22 Months 22 Months
Self-employed Immigration
42 Months 42 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
29 Months 29 Months
Start-up Visa
32 Months 32 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
14 Months 14 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
38 Months 38 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
24 Months 24 Months
PR Card
92 Days 92 Days
PR Card Renewal
84 Days 84 Days

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