Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme (SINP)
SASKATCHEWAN IMMIGRANT NOMINEE PROGRAMME (SINP)
Recently the SINP’s nine categories and subcategories have been combined into three main categories: International Skilled Worker, Saskatchewan Experience, and Entrepreneur and Farm.
(1) The International Skilled Worker Category is for skilled workers who want to work and live in Saskatchewan. The point rating system focuses on employment offers, education, work experience, language ability,age and family connections, among other factors. The points available for persons with family connections in Saskatchewan are higher than the former Skilled Worker Category (i.e. points for family connections can account for 20% of points).
Applicants must have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4, as demonstrated by a SNIP-approved language test. CLB 4 is the minimum; employers and regulatory bodies may require higher language scores.The applicant also need to show the settlement funds. The SINP will accept 250 applications in 2014 from applicants without an offer of employment whose high skilled occupation is in demand in Saskatchewan. These occupations must have “good” or “fair’ employment prospects as per Saskatchewan’s Detailed Occupational Outlook (2013-2017).
(2)The Saskatchewan Experience Category is for foreign workers currently working and living in Saskatchewan. Streams under this category include the following:
Existing Work Permit
Hospitality Sector Pilot Project
Long Haul Truck Drivers
(3) The Entrepreneur and Farm Category sub-categories will be consolidated into three streams: Entrepreneur, Farm Owners/Operators, and the Young Farmers sub-stream.