Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

SINP is the name of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The Saskatchewan province, with the SINP, chooses its own non-Canadian applicants who wish to move to the province permanently. This process is called a provincial nomination, which basically means that Saskatchewan presents its nominees to the government of Canada (specifically IRCC) to apply for permanent residence.

The SINP is one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), with two categories for workers and international graduates: International Skilled Worker and Saskatchewan Experience, and three additional entrepreneur categories: Entrepreneur, Farm Owner, and Operator, and International Graduate Entrepreneur.

Choosing Saskatchewan Immigration

Saskatchewan, located in the center of Canada, is one of the prairie provinces, with more than 10% of its land composed of freshwater (rivers, lakes, etc.). Mining and agriculture are the major industries in the province, Saskatchewan being the world’s largest exporter of potash and uranium.  

Apart from some federal programs, Saskatchewan has its own immigration streams. Only one of the SINP streams is Express Entry aligned. Indeed, with a successful application, a provincial nomination is issued which leads the applicant to receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This will, in turn, lead the applicant to obtain an invitation to apply (ITA) in the following Express Entry draw. 

Concerning the other non-aligned Express Entry streams, there is no need to be in the pool. There are streams for Skilled Workers with job offers in Saskatchewan, and for wealthy entrepreneurs wishing to invest their money in the province, either farmers or non-farmers.

Overview of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Streams