SINP Saskatchewan Express Entry

The Saskatchewan Express Entry targets the candidate from Express Entry pool those who have highly skilled work experience.

The Saskatchewan Express Entry of Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker 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 Express Entry targets the candidates of the federal Express Entry pool with highly skilled work experience. The work experience occupation must not be in the SINP Excluded Occupation List. The candidate’s profile must accepted in the IRCC’s Express Entry Pool and provide an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code.

Eligibility Requirement

Express Entry Profile Yes
Connection to Province No
Job Offer No
Language Proficiency CLB 7 For FSW & CEC,
Level of Education Post-secondary
1 year
Work Experience One year at NOC level A, B or 0
(cannot be in an occupation listed
on the SINP Excluded Occupation List)
Investment Requirement None

Express Entry Profile

Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream is aligned with the IRCC’s Express Entry system in which candidates must have an active profile and eligible in one of the three federal economic programs which are Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or Federal Skilled Trades (FST). Before creating an IRCC Express Entry profile candidate must take a language test from an approved test center, get an ECA if the education is completed outside Canada.

Language Proficiency

To be eligible for the Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream, the candidate must demonstrate the language proficiency level in all four competencies – writing, reading, listening, and speaking through the valid test results obtained within the last two years prior to the applying of application.

The candidate must able to demonstrate the ability of language skills with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) on the basis of Federal Economic Programs. The candidates of Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) need to demonstrate the CLB 7 in English or French whereas the candidate of Federal Skilled Trades (FST) needs to demonstrate the CLB 5 in speaking & listening and CLB 4 in reading & writing.

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 one-year Canadian post-secondary diploma 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 the Canadian degree. 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 OINP.

The candidate must obtain a proof of Licensure or Professional Status if required by the SINP for the occupations with professional certification standards or regulated occupations in Saskatchewan and/or in Canada.

Work Experience

The candidate must have obtained at least one of the following in your training occupation or in the field of education:

  • One year of work experience in the skilled profession (non-trades) in the last 10 years; or
  • In the last five years, the candidate has obtained two years of work experience in a skilled trade; or
  • In the last three years, the candidate has obtained 12 months of work experience in Canada under trade or non-trade.

The work experience obtained by the candidate must be in an in-demand or high skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix Level A, B, or 0. If the candidate’s work experience is in a skilled trade, they must hold a certificate of qualification which is also known as the letter of invitation from the “Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission” in their skilled trade.

Point Assessment Grid

In order to qualify for the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream, a candidate must show that they have at least 60 out of 100 points on the SINP Point Assessment Grid(mentioned below).

Settlement Funds

Candidates must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to establish themselves and their family members in the province of Saskatchewan. The amount required to show proof of funds is determined by family size. The funds must be in the candidate’s name or in the name of the accompanying spouse. These funds must be unencumbered by debts or obligations transferable and available to the candidate. Funds must be liquid (i.e. not real estate) and cannot be borrowed. The funds must have to be maintained for at least 3 months and throughout the entire immigration process prior to submitting the application.

Number of Family Person Minimum Funds Required for 3 Months
(in Canadian dollars)
One person $12,669
Two people $15,772
Three people $19,390
Four people $23,542
Five people $26,701
Six people $30,114
Seven people $33,528

Ineligible Applicants

The candidates are ineligible for the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream if they are:

  • refugee claimants who are claiming refugee status in Canada from the government of Canada
  • health professionals
  • food and beverage persons/servers
  • 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 Saskatchewan Express Entry stream runs on the basis of Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Eligible candidates meeting the minimum requirements of the stream can submit their profile using the online portal of SINP where the candidates will be ranked against each other using the SINP Ranking System after assigning the score to each candidate. The candidates which rank the highest in the system will receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) during one of the SINP Draws.

After receiving the ITA, the candidate will be required to submit a complete application with a non-refundable application fee of $350 CAD within the designated time limit to the Saskatchewan. On the approval of application, the applicant will receive a notification in their Express Entry profile that the applicant is selected for the provincial nomination which is needed to be accepted by the applicant within the 30 days.

On accepting the provincial nomination, the applicant’s CRS score will automatically increase by 600 points, on the basis of which the applicant will receive an Invitation to Apply for the Canadian Permanent Residence in the coming next Express Entry Draw. On receiving an ITA, the applicant will need to prepare and submit a complete application within the designated timeframe for the Canadian Permanent Residence which is generally processed within six months.

SINP Point Assessment Grid

The applicant is required to score 60 points out of 100 points to be considered for the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream which is scored on the basis of education, work experience, language ability, age, and connections & adaptability to the Saskatchewan labour market.

Selection Factors

Selection factor Points
Education and training Maximum 23 points
Skilled work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour market Maximum 30 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark: 60 points

Education And Training

Education & Training Points
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University degree that required full-time study of at least three years 20
Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan 20
Degree, diploma or certificate program of at least two or more years of full-time post-secondary study, or equivalent certificate study 15
Degree, diploma or certificate program of at least one (1) years of full-time post-secondary study, or equivalent certificate study 12

Skilled Work Experience

The skilled work experience must be relevant to the intended occupation in the employment offer.

Work experience obtained in the last five years prior to application Points
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
Work experience obtained in the last 6 to 10 year period prior to application Points
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
1 year 0

Language Ability

Language ability Points
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
Native speaker of English or French without language test results 0


Age Points
Less than 18 years 0
18-21 years 8
22-34 years 12
35-45 years 10
46-50 years 8
Over 50 years 0

Connection To Saskatchewan Labour Market

Connection to the Saskatchewan Labour Market Points
High skilled employment offer

The applicant has an employment offer for an occupation classified at National Occupational Classification(NOC) level 0, A, B or in a designated trade of Saskatchewan

Close relative in Saskatchewan

The applicant’s or accompanying spouse is having a close relative in Saskatchewan who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident status. Close relatives include:

  • Parents,
  • Siblings,
  • Grandparents,
  • Aunts and uncles,
  • Nieces and nephews,
  • Cousins, and
  • Step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.
Previous work experience in Saskatchewan 

The applicant worked for at least 12 cumulative months in the past 5 years in Saskatchewan on a valid work permit

Previous student experience in Saskatchewan

The applicant studied at a recognized Saskatchewan education institution on a valid study permit for at least one full-time academic year