Saskatchewan Experience Category for Students – SINP


The Saskatchewan Experience Category for Students nominates students who have completed their post secondary education from Canada and aim to settle in the province of Saskatchewan. This is the only pathway under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program that nominates students with a work experience of at least 6 months. This article provides detailed information about the eligibility requirements, list of documents and steps to apply for this Saskatchewan Experience Category.

Eligibility Requirements to Apply 

Before applying to the Saskatchewan Experience Category for Students, ensure that you meet all the requirements listed below.

Qualifying factorsCriteria
EducationYou should have completed your graduation from Saskatchewan with:
– A certificate
– Diploma
– Degree
Your education must be from a recognized post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan

NOTE: You are eligible to apply for the SINP Student pathway if you have completed your education outside Saskatchewan but within Canada. In this case your academic program must be Of at least one yearFull-time programFrom a recognized academic institution in Canada
Work ExperienceYou must have worked for at least 6 months (780 hours) in Saskatchewan. This work experience must be paid and can be:
– Off campus
– On campus
– Co-Op terms
– Graduate fellowships
– Any other work experience gained on Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP)
Work PermitYou must have a valid Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) or an open work permit
Job OfferA valid employer in Saskatchewan must have offered you a full-time and permanent job in the field of your education. Your job offer must be:
– In NOC TEER level 0, 1, 2 or 3 or in a designated trade
– Related to the field of your education
A valid EmployerYour job offer must be from a valid employer in Saskatchewan. The employer must:
– Have a Certificate of Registration or COR
– Obtain a Job Approval Letter or SINP JAL that authorizes them to hire eligible foreign workers so that they can apply to the SINP for Canada Immigration.
Job Approval LetterYour employer must provide you with a valid SINP Job Approval Letter or JAL 
Language ProficiencyYou must demonstrate a language score of CLB 4 if your job offer is in NOC TEER level 4 or 5.
Settling in SaskatchewanYou must demonstrate your intentions and plans to permanently settle and work in the province of Saskatchewan.

Steps to Apply to Saskatchewan Experience Category for Students

  1. Create an account with the Saskatchewan Online Application System or OASIS
  2. Determine your pathway as shown in the images below
  1. Enter the information and upload documents for each given section about your
  • Personal details and contact information
  • Residency and citizenship
  • Marital Status
  • Work Experience
  • Academic qualifications
  • Language proficiency
  1. Submit the complete application for the Saskatchewan Experience for Students pathway.
  2. Your application will go through a pre-screening to assess completion.
  3. After successful pre-screening the SINP will critically evaluate your application for accuracy and eligibility.
  4. Once you successfully complete the two verification stages, your application will be approved for nomination.
  5. The SINP will send you a Nomination Approval Letter and further instructions to apply for Canada PR through the Provincial Nomination Program. You must apply to IRCC within 6 months or 180 days from becoming the SINP provincial nominee.

List of Documents required

Before applying for SINP for Students with Saskatchewan Work Experience, make sure you have the following readily available. Moreover, all your documents must be uploaded either in English or in French. If your paperwork is in a foreign language, upload the original document along with official translations. They must be translated by a translator certified by a regulatory body. Although the complete paperwork might vary according to your application, the list below is required in almost all cases.

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate 
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • ID Card
  • Temporary Work Permit or Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP)
  • Work experience letter signed by your employer. It must state your:
    • Designation
    • Date of joining
    • Tenure of your employment
    • Job Description and role
    • Working hours per week if it was not a full-time job
  • Copies of your salary slips
  • Job Offer letter on the official letterhead of the company that is addressed to the applicant and clearly includes:
    • The address and contact details of the company or employer
    • Your job designation and description 
    • Salary
    • Must be signed by the employer
  • SINP Job Approval Letter that states your NOC code
  • If your job offer is in TEER level 4 or 5, you will be required to upload your language test results. They must not be older than two years.
  • Official transcripts stating your course and institution.
  • All academic certifications, degrees and diplomas.
  • Saskatchewan Health Card or driver’s license to showcase your Saskatchewan residency.

Processing Time and fees

There is no processing fee for Saskatchewan Experience Category for Students. The processing time for this SINP pathway is approximately one week. However, it might take SINP longer if your application requires additional information or documentation.

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