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Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

The Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a key route for Nigerians looking to work and live in Canada.

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    Overview of the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

    The Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a prominent immigration pathway within the Canadian immigration system, with many successful participants gaining permanent residency status in the country.

    This program is designed for skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and international graduates who wish to settle in the province of Saskatchewan and is designed to meet the province’s particular labour market needs and to support its economic development.

    Recent changes to the program means that applications by an Expresssion of Interest (EOI) system that allows candidates to continue to work on their profile/skils while waiting for an Inviation to Apply (ITA).

    Benefits of the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

    The program offers a range of benefits to Nigerians looking to spend time in Canada, such as:

    • Short processing time – it could take as little as six months for you to receive approval for Permanent Residency in Canada.
    • High chance of selection – the Saskatchewan PNP receives fewer applications than the Express Entry programme.
    • Employment assurance – applicants will receive a job offer in Saskatchewan if you are nominated by the Saskatchewan PNP.
    • Access to settlement services: successful applicants are provided with a range of support to help them settle in Saskatchewan.

    In addition to these benefits, the program also offers several streams that are tailored to specific candidates:

    • Skilled Worker Stream – for skilled workers who have a job offer in Saskatchewan
    • Express Entry Stream – for skilled workers who have a profile in the federal Express Entry pool
    • International Graduate Stream – aimed at international graduates who have graduated from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan
    • Business Investor Stream: suitable for those who are willing to invest in a business in Saskatchewan.

    Eligibility Criteria for the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

    The eligibility criteria for the Saskatchewan PNP vary based on the stream you are applying to. However, the general eligibility criteria is:

    • Be a skilled worker or business person
    • Have a valid job offer in Saskatchewan or have graduated from a post-secondary institution in the province
    • Meet the language requirements
    • Have a clean criminal record
    • Able to financially support yourself and your family in Canada

    Each specific stream also has additional requirements:

    • International Skilled Worker Stream – You must have a valid job offer in Saskatchewan in a skilled occupation that is in demand in the province and have at least one year of full-time work experience in a skilled occupation within the last 10 years
    • Express Entry Stream – Have a profile in the federal Express Entry pool and be eligible for the SINP
    • International Graduate Stream – Have have graduated from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan in the last 5 years
    • Business Investor Stream – Able to invest at least $100,000 in a business in Saskatchewan and have a net worth of at least $500,000

    If you are not sure if you are eligible for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, contact us today to find out. We will assist you assess your eligibility and advise you on the next steps to take. Call +23413438882 or contact us on +44 (0) 3316300929.

    Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Categories

    Overview

    The SINP offers several categories through which individuals can apply for immigration.The main difference between categories and streams in the SINP is that categories are broad groups of occupations or types of applicants, while streams are more specific programs that have their own eligibility requirements and application process.

    For example, the SINP has a category for International Skilled Workers, which includes applicants who have a job offer in Saskatchewan or who have work experience in an in-demand occupation. Within the International Skilled Worker category, there are several streams.

    These categories include:

    International Skilled Worker Category

    This category is for skilled workers who have experience in an occupation that is in high demand in Saskatchewan. It consists of three streams:

    • International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer: For individuals with a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.
    • International Skilled Worker – Occupation In-Demand: For individuals with experience in an occupation that is in-demand in Saskatchewan but does not have a job offer.
    • International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry: For individuals who have an active profile in the federal Express Entry system and meet specific criteria.

    To be eligible for this category, you must:

    • Be a skilled worker in a high-demand occupation.
    • Have at least one year of full-time (minimum 30 hours per week) paid work experience in the last 10 years in your intended occupation.
    • Meet the language proficiency requirements for the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 in all four language skills.
    • Have a job offer in Saskatchewan from an approved employer.
    • Have a post-secondary education or training that is comparable to at least one year of Canadian education.

    The processing time for the International Skilled Worker category is 4 – 17 weeks and the processing fee is CAD$350.

    Saskatchewan Experience Category

    This category is for individuals who are currently living and working in Saskatchewan. It includes streams for:

    • Existing Work Permit: For people who have been working in Saskatchewan on a valid work permit for at least six months and have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.
    • Health professionals: For people who have been working in Saskatchewan as health professionals for at least six months.

    The eligibility requirements for the Saskatchewan Experience Category are:

    • You must have worked in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months (or 780 hours) in a skilled occupation.
    • You must have a valid post-graduation work permit or Open Work Permit issued under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
    • You must have a permanent, full-time job offer in your field of study from an approved Saskatchewan employer and have a valid SINO Job Approval Letter.
    • You must meet the language proficiency requirements for the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 in all four language skills.

    The processing time for the Saskatchewan Experience category is typically between 1 to 2 weeks. The application fee is CAD$350.

    Entrepreneur and Farm Category

    This category is for individuals who wish to establish, acquire, or partner in a business or farm operation in Saskatchewan.

    • Entrepreneur Stream: This stream is for experienced business owners and managers who have the ability and desire to establish a new business in Saskatchewan.
    • Farm Owner and Operator Stream: This stream is for individuals who have experience in farm ownership, management, and practical farming.

    Applicants must also meet certain financial requirements, such as having a personal net worth of at least CAD$200,000 for the Entrepreneur Stream and CAD$500,000 for the Farm Owner and Operator Stream.

    Are you a Nigerian who wants to work and live in Canada? The Saskatchewan PNP could be the path for you.

    Calculating Your Saskatchewan PNP Score

    Applications for the Saskatchewan PNP are ranked using a scoring system. To calculate your score you need to add up your points in the following categories:

    • Education: 10 points for a bachelor’s degree, 15 points for a master’s degree, and 20 points for a PhD.
    • Work experience: 10 points for each year of full-time work experience in an occupation that is in high demand in Saskatchewan.
    • Language proficiency: 10 points for an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher in each of the four modules, and 15 points for a CELPIP score of 7 or higher in each of the four modules.
    • Job offer: 20 points if you have a job offer in Saskatchewan.
    • Saskatchewan connection: 10 points if you have a spouse or common-law partner, child, or parent who is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
    • Age: 10 points for those under 35, and 5 points for those between 35 and 45.

    The maximum score for the Saskatchewan PNP is 100 points. You must score at least 60 points to be eligible for the program.

    Document Checklist for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

    To apply for the SINP you will need to provide the following documentation alongside your application form when applying online:

    • Proof of identity
    • Evidence of education
    • Proof of work experience
    • Language test results
    • Medical exam
    • Criminal background check

    All documents must be in English or French, originals or certified copies, and less than six months old. You can submit scanned copies of your documents, but you must also provide originals if you are invited to an interview.

    Language Requirements for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

    The Saskatchewan PNP has language requirements for all streams. You must meet the language requirements for the stream you apply to.

    Two approved language testing agencies are accepted by this program: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP).

    You must pass the language test with the following scores within two years of applying:

    • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking
    • CELPIP: Minimum score of 7 in each of the four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking

    You can take the language test more than once and if you do not meet the language requirements, you may still be eligible for the program if you can demonstrate that you can learn English or French in Canada.

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    How Can IAS Help?

    Our team of expert lawyers at IAS can help you determine your eligibility for a Saskatchewan PNP. With our legal professionals on your side, you can be confident that all required documents will be included and forms will be completed accurately. This will help to minimise the chances of errors or omissions, which could lead to delays or refusals.

    We can also review your supporting documents to ensure that they meet the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). If your application has been refused, our lawyers can assist you with the appeals process. We will work with you to identify the reasons for the initial denial and build a strong case for reconsideration or appeal.

    IAS can help you alleviate the stress and uncertainty associated with your Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program application. You can contact us online, or at our office in Nigeria at +23413438882 or on +44 (0) 3316300929.

    We offer immigration advice sessions as face to face appointments at our Lagos office, all of our UK offices, or via the phone.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, you can bring your family members as dependents to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The family members who can be included as dependents on your SINP application are your spouse or common-law partner and also dependent children who are under the age of 22 and do not have a spouse or common-law partner.

    Yes, if you are currently employed in Saskatchewan under a temporary work permit, you are eligible to apply for the SINP. The Saskatchewan PNP has a dedicated stream for qualified individuals who are already employed in the province. This stream is called the Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit stream.

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