Hiring and Recruiting through the SINP
A Step-By-Step Checklist for Hiring and Recruiting through the SINP
Recruiting immigrant workers requires you to conduct a number of employment steps that are unique to the international recruitment process. Before you begin the international recruitment process determine which government program is right for you. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is for skilled workers who want to make
Step 1: Obtain SINP approval for the position
In order to obtain SINP approval for the position, start with a job description. A well-developed job description of the position you are hiring for helps both you and the job-seeker to clearly understand what you need.
You will then need to determine the National Occupation Code. Find the job for which you’d like to hire in the NOC matrix. This step will prepare you for writing your job offer letter in Step 4.
The job approval letter is eligible for six months after date of issue.
Step 2: Complete the online job approval application
Step 3: Search internationally
Select the country(ies) that you are interested in recruiting from. Advertise and receive résumés or travel to the country to conduct interviews. Select candidates for hire. Learn more about how to recruit workers.
Step 4: Prepare a job offer letter
Send the person you are interested in hiring a signed written offer of permanent, full-time employment to the applicant in an occupation that falls into the National Occupation Codes (NOC) level 0, A or B on the NOC matrix or a Designated Trade. The letter should include:
Step 5: The worker applies to the SINP
The worker submits their application and the letter of offer you have provided to the SINP. Once they are nominated, they will apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a permanent resident visa. Please note that in some cases, the worker can also apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a temporary work permit that will allow them to start working before their permanent residence is approved. The SINP will send nominees a work permit support letter that can be used to apply for a temporary work permit after nomination.
Step 6: Prepare for the immigrant worker's arrival
Ensure that you have considered and prepared for the immigrant worker’s living arrangements, transportation requirements and lifestyle needs.