Skilled workers with job offer

 Like most other provinces in Canada, Saskatchewan has been focusing on immigration as a way to fuel population growth and ease provincial labour shortages. Saskatchewan population figures indicate that this focus is paying off. Partly due to the increasing number of immigrants heading to Saskatchewan, recent population growth has been setting provincial records.

With a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer, applicants can be nominated under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and receive priority processing for their Canadian Permanent Residency application. To qualify under the SINP, applicants will need to meet the requirements of one of the seven following categories: Skilled Workers, Entrepreneur, Family Members, Health Professionals, Farm Owner/Operator, Students, and Long Haul Truck Drivers Project.

Skilled Workers Category – To be nominated as a skilled worker/professional, applicants must have a full-time permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan employer, either in a skilled, professional, or managerial position, or after having worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months on a temporary work permit.

Entrepreneur Category – Qualified applicants have had previous business ownership experience, and must make an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan to meet with regional economic development authorities and other organizations relevant to their business plan. Applicants will need to prepare a business proposal and must also meet minimum requirements for monetary investment in Saskatchewan and personal net worth.

Family Members Category – Applicants must have a family member that has been living in Saskatchewan for at least one year. This relative will sign an Affidavit of Support stating that he/she will help the applicant throughout the immigration process and upon landing in Canada. To qualify, applicants must either have a full-time permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan employer or have the intention to find one. Between 18 and 49 years of age, qualified applicants have had some post-secondary education and work experience, and possess the required English language skills to work in Saskatchewan.

Health Professionals Category – Qualified applicants have an offer of full-time permanent employment from a Saskatchewan health authority and have been working in the province on a temporary work permit as a physician, nurse, or other health care professional for at least six months. SINP representatives will acquire several Letters of Support from regulatory bodies on behalf of the applicants.

Farm Owner/Operator Category – With previous farming experience and the economic means to invest in a farming operation in Saskatchewan, applicants will need to meet minimum requirements for personal net worth. Applicants must also to meet with a SINP representative upon an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan.

Students Category – Applicants must have spent at least six months working in the province on a Post-Graduation Work Permit after having graduated from a recognized Canada post-secondary educational institution. They need an offer of full-time permanent employment from their Saskatchewan employer.

Long Haul Truck Drivers Project – Under this project, approved Saskatchewan trucking firms can bring in experienced foreign workers on temporary work permits. After six months with the firm, the trucking company can offer them full-time permanent employment and the worker can apply for Permanent Residence under the SINP.