The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a provincial immigration program that allows Saskatchewan to nominate individuals for Canadian permanent residence based on their ability to establish economically in the province. This program is managed by the Government of Saskatchewan in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
1. Citizenship or Permanent Residency: Applicants must not be a refugee claimant or involved in a federal appeal or removal process.
2. Language Proficiency: Applicants must have language skills equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
3. Education and Training: Applicants require either a post-secondary degree or diploma of at least one year, or eligible certification/trade.
4. Work Experience: Minimum one year of work experience in the past ten years in your intended occupation.
5. Job Offer: A full-time, permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan employer is required unless you are applying under the International Skilled Worker or Saskatchewan Experience Category.
6. Licensing: If your profession is regulated, you must show proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure.
7. Settlement Funds: Applicants must have enough funds to support themselves and their family after they arrive in Canada.
The application process for the SINP involves the following steps:
1. Application Assessment: The Government of Saskatchewan assesses applications based on eligibility and selection factors.
2. Nomination: Successful applicants are nominated by the province for Canadian permanent residency.
3. After Nomination: Nominated individuals then apply for permanent residency through IRCC and undergo medical examinations and security clearances.
Applications for SINP can either be made online or by mail and must include all required documents. It’s advised to consult with an immigration lawyer during this process to ensure that all requirements are met and to maximize the chances of success.
This is a generalized overview and individual circumstances can affect eligibility and the application process. Therefore, it’s recommended to get legal advice for your specific situation from a professional immigration lawyer.