Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project

The Hospitality Sector Project targets the foreign workers working in the hospitality sector of Saskatchewan and having a job offer

The Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project stream of Saskatchewan Experience is one of several immigration streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project targets the foreign workers working in the hospitality sector of Saskatchewan from at least the last six months. The candidate must have a full-time permanent job offer from the same employer for the same position to continue this work. The candidate must be currently working in Saskatchewan on a Temporary Work Permit for a SINP approved Hospitality employer under one of the following position:

  • Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6513)
  • Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6711)
  • Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6731)

The SINP has plotted some criteria changes over 2019-2021 for some of the specific semi-skilled occupations. If the candidate is not currently working in Saskatchewan but able to demonstrate the proof that they have been worked for at least six months in Saskatchewan as a Food/Beverage Server, then the candidate can apply as a Food/Beverage Server under the Hospitality Sector Project Stream.

Eligibility Requirement

Express Entry Profile No
Connection to Province Work Experience
Job Offer Yes
Language Proficiency CLB 4
Level of Education High school
Work Experience Employed in Saskatchewan
Hospitality Occupation
6 months
Investment Requirement None

Connection To Province

The applicant must already be working in Saskatchewan on a valid work permit issued by IRCC through an LMIA for at least six months prior to the application submission for a job position of Food/Beverage Server, Or Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper, Or Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff.

Job Offer

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must provide a Letter of Offer from the SINP Hospitality-approved employer which will demonstrate the offer of employment and the Job Approval Letter issued by the SINP. The job offer must be a permanent, full-time for the occupation position the applicant is already working for.

The Job Approval Letter will be issued by registering position in the SINP Online Portal by the applicant’s employer which will be assessed by the SINP. On approval, the SINP will issue the Job Approval Letter to the employer.

Language Proficiency

The applicant must demonstrate the language proficiency level in all four competencies – writing, reading, listening, and speaking with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 or higher through the valid test results obtained within the last two years prior to the applying of application.

The language proficiency must be demonstrated through the following valid English or French test:

  • For English:
    • International English Language Testing (IELTS) – General Training test only
    • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General test only
  • For French:
    • Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)
    • Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

Level of Education

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must have completed at least Canadian Grade 12 education or its equivalent education from another country. The equivalent education must be proved through the Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report which shows that the candidate education is equivalent to Canadian education. The ECA must be obtained through the designated organization by the IRCC. The ECA must not be older than 5 years on the date applying to the SINP.

Work Experience

The candidate must have at least six (6) months of full-time work experience working for the same employer providing the job offer and for the same position. The employer must be approved by the SINP to participate in the Hospitality Sector Project.

Ineligible Applicant

The candidates are ineligible for the Employment Offer steam if they are:

  • refugee claimants who are claiming refugee status in Canada from the government of Canada
  • failed to submit SINP required documentation
  • unable to demonstrate the intent to live and work in Saskatchewan
  • internationally misrepresented in the application.

Application Procedure

The SINP accepts applications at all times from eligible applicants of the Hospitality Sector Project Stream. The eligible applicants of the stream may submit their complete application without any application fees through the SINP Online Portal. If the application is approved and the applicant is selected for the provincial nomination, the SINP will notify the applicant by email. On receiving the provincial nomination, the applicant is eligible to submit a Canadian Permanent Residence application to IRCC. The applicant has six months to submit their paper-based application for permanent residence by mailing it to the appropriate centre whereas, these applications are generally processed within 18 months.