The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is an immigration program that is administered by the province. It operates under an agreement with the federal government. This program can provide a quicker means of entry into Canada while filling the needs of the province in accordance with its agreement with the federal government. It allows Saskatchewan to nominate applicants to the federal government for landed immigrant status.
The SINP offers:
- Applicant selection based on the province's economic and labour force needs
- Application processing times faster than other federal immigration classes
- Provincial immigration officers who can explain the program and help applicants, employers and supporting families
What is the SINP Family Referral Category?
The SINP created the Family Referral Category for families living in Saskatchewan who want to help their skilled worker relatives live and work in the province. The upporting family household must provide settlement assistance to applicants and their dependents, which may include employment and financial support.
How it Works… The 2-Step Process
Step 1: Apply to the SINP office for nomination.
The SINP immigration branch reviews your application. If approved, the SINP immigration branch will:
- Send a nomination certificate to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
- Send a nomination letter to you explaining how to forward your application to the CIC Centralized Intake Office (CIO)
Step 2: Apply to CIC with your SINP nomination.
- CIC considers your application after they receive the nomination certificate from the SINP.
- CIC does health, security and criminal reviews, and then issues visas to you and your Family Members
In addition to Health, Criminality and Security checks, Citizenship and Immigration Canada may request any additional information that it deems required at any time throughout the application process. This may include asking Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) nominees to submit International English Language Testing System test results. CIC will notify you in writing of any such requested information to be considered while providing you with an adequate amount of time to gather the documentation.
Who is not eligible under Family Referral Category?
- Refugee claimants in Canada claiming refugee status from the government of Canada.
- Spouses or common-law partners may be supported by an alternative family
- member or apply under the CIC Family Class
- Health Professionals currently working in Saskatchewan in their field
You may not be eligible for immigration to Canada if any of the following situations apply to you:
- You have intentionally misrepresented yourself in the application.
- You or any dependent family member (accompanying or not) has a serious medical condition
- You or any dependent family member (accompanying or not) over the age of 18 has a criminal record
- You have unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting any member of your family