What is the minimum requirement to apply for SINP?

SINP like other province’s PNPs has a stream that is in-line with the federal government’s Express Entry Program. This way the province is able to search for the potential candidates in the express pool and invite them to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa. 

Now, for an express entry candidate to be eligible to apply for SINP, they must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum score of 60 points in SINP’s point assessment grid 
  • A valid Express entry profile with a Job Seeker Validation code
  • Must have minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 under language proficiency
  • Minimum of 1 year of post-secondary education or training that must be equivalent to the Canadian education system
  • Should have required work experience in an occupation that is categorized under National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A or B
  • Must provide with a proof for sufficient settlement funds

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What is the process to apply for SINP?

Following are the different immigration categories under SINP:

  • International Skilled Worker Category: This category is for skilled immigrants who are looking to live and work in the province as a permanent resident
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category: This category is for foreign candidates who are currently living in the province
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category: This category is for immigrants who want to own and actively operate business or farming operation in the province

To apply under SINP’s International Skilled worker OR Saskatchewan Experience Category candidates are first required to create an online profile under the federal government’s Express Entry Program. Once they are submitted into the express pool, they will be provided with a Profile number and Job Seeker Validation Code. After this candidates must follow the steps below:

  • Get all the required documents. 
  • Review all the supporting document and complete the application form
  • Apply at SINP and apply online. 
  • After receiving the ITA (as an EOI candidate), pay the fee (Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-demand only) and submit the  application for Canada PR online 

What is Saskatchewan Immigration Points Calculator 2022?

Selection Factor Points
Education and training 23
Skilled Work Experience 15
Language Ability 20
Age 12
Connection to Saskatchewan labor market 30


Education and Training

Educational qualifications Points
Master’s or Doctorate Degree 23
University Bachelor’s Degree (Minimum 3 year program) 20
Trade Certification  20
Degree, diploma or certificate of 2 year duration 15
Degree, diploma or certificate of 1 year duration 12


Skilled Work Experience

In 5 years prior to Application Submission

Duration (In years) Points
5 10
4 8
3 6
2 4
1 2

In 6-10 years prior to Application Submission

Duration (In years) Points
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
Less than 1 year 0


Language Proficiency

CLB Level Points
8 and higher 20
7 18
6 16
5 14
4 12



Age (In years) Points
<18 0
18-21 8
22-34 12
35-45 10
46-50 8
>50 0


All of the above factors, gives a total of 70 points under the points evaluation grid

30 points remaining for immigrants who have a strong connection to the Saskatchewan labor market, showing a real intention and ability to successfully settle and establish themselves economically in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.

Connection to Saskatchewan Labor Market Points
Highly skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer 30
Close family relative in Saskatchewan 20
Past work experience in Saskatchewan (at least 12 months of work in past five years on a valid work permit) 5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan (at least one year full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit) 5


With the above mentioned selection factors candidates get maximum 30 points. A total of 100 points are awarded as shown in the above tables. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) requires candidates to have at least 60 points to immigrate to Saskatchewan province in 2022.