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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – Government of Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a provincial program that speeds-up the immigration process for those individuals who plan to live and work in Saskatchewan and become permanent residents. Employers from all types of businesses can recruit foreign workers through the SINP.

To be eligible to hire foreign workers you must be registered as an approved employer with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.  To do so, please register online.

The employer must provide evidence of operation in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Province of Saskatchewan. The SINP will assess employer eligibility against criteria that include genuineness of operation and ability to support the employment of foreign workers.  Employers with outstanding issues of compliance with Labour Standards or Occupational Health and Safety will not be eligible.

Eligible employers must operate from a commercially-zoned space where the prospective foreign worker will work.  Companies applying must be in active operation for a period of no less than one year to be considered for approval by the SINP.  Employers must be permanent residents or citizens of Canada.  Employers with an unsatisfactory record of employment of foreign nationals may not be eligible to receive a Certificate of Registration. 

Officers will assess applications and conduct interviews with employers at which time employers may be asked to provide documentation to support the application that includes: financial statements, Workers Compensation Board letter of good standing, Canada Revenue Agency notice of assessment, business licence, etc.

Employers are required to disclose third party representatives providing assistance during the recruitment and immigration process, however, immigration officers will only communicate directly with the employer regarding the assessment of eligibility.

Federal Government

The federal government provides several different programs to support both employers and immigrant workers in their effort to secure employment in Canada.  For more information, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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