SINP Health Professionals – Saskatchewan Experience Category

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SINP Health Professionals – Saskatchewan Experience Category

The SINP Health Professional pathway belongs to the Saskatchewan Experience category. To be eligible for this category, you must have an ongoing employment as either a physician, nurse, or other health professional in Saskatchewan. This article includes detailed information about the Saskatchewan Health Professional pathway. 

Eligibility Requirements for Saskatchewan Health Professionals 

You can apply to the Saskatchewan Health Professional pathway as either a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional. Before applying, ensure that you meet the mandatory eligibility requirements for each profession tabulated below.  

Eligibility criteria for Nurses: if you are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Psychiatric Nurse, or a Registered Nurse
Work experienceYou should have worked as a registered nurse for at least 6 months or 780 hours in the province of Saskatchewan. The work must be paid and full-time. However, it does not need to be consecutive.
Job OfferYou should be offered a permanent job from either
– The Saskatchewan Health Authority or
– The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency or
– A publicly funded health employer in Saskatchewan

This job offer must be from the same employer for whom you have worked for at least 6 months on a temporary work permit.
Work PermitA valid work permit issued either by the IRCC or by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Job Approval LetterYour employer must provide you with the SINP Job Approval Letter
LicensureYou must have a valid and unrestricted license to practice as a nurse in the province of Saskatchewan
Eligibility for Physicians
Work Experience You must have practiced as a licensed physician in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months. This must be a full-time and paid work experience on a valid work permit. 
Job OfferGet a full-time, permanent job offer from the employer you have practiced for. The offer must be issued either by a health education institution or a provincial health authority.
Work PermitA valid work permit issued either by IRCC or ESDC
Job Approval LetterYour employer must also provide you with a valid SINP Job Approval Letter. The SINP JAL is acquired by the employers that allows them to hire foreign skilled workers
LicenseA letter of support and licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan or CoPSS. This must include the type or license and its date of expiration.
The SINP might also require a letter from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to verify if you are licensed in a specific specialty.
Settle in SaskatchewanYou must demonstrate your plan to settle and permanently practice as a physician in Saskatchewan. This can include documents like:
– A business trip of contract
– Partnership agreement
– Other documents about your practice
Eligibility for Other Health professionals
Work ExperienceYou must already have been employed in a full-time, paid health profession in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months or 780 hours. Your work experience does not need to be consecutive. However, your employer must provide you with a SINP Job Approval Letter.
Job OfferThe same employer must offer you a permanent, full-time and paid job-offer from one of the following:
– The Saskatchewan Health Authority
– The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
– A Publicly funded health recruiter
Work PermitYou must have a valid work permit by either IRCC or ESDC
Job Approval LetterAlong with your job offer, your employer should also provide you with the SINP Job Approval Letter. 
Language ProficiencyScore at least CLB 4 if your job offer belongs to NOC TEER level 4.
LicensureDemonstrate your eligibility to be licensed if your job offer is in a regulated health occupation and requires certification. Moreover, the SINP might also require a letter of support from the licensing body or your employer.

Steps to Apply to the SINP Health Professionals category

  1. Create an account on SINP OASIS or Online Application System
  2. Answer a questionnaire and determine your SINP category as given in the images below.
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  1. Enter information and complete the sections about:
  • Residency and Citizenship
  • Birth details and documents
  • Passport
  • Marital Status
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Language proficiency
  1. Complete all the sections and upload documents for each.
  2. Submit the completed SINP application.

Once you have submitted the completed application for SINP Health Professionals category, it will undergo a pre-screening process for completion. Once it passes that stage, it will then be critically assessed for eligibility and validity. If your application successfully passes this stage, the SINP will email you:

  • A SINP Nomination Approval letter
  • Additional instructions to apply for Canada PR through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

You must apply to IRCC within 6 months or 180 days of becoming a provincial nominee.

Documents Required before applying to the SINP Health Professionals category

Although a complete document list depends upon the profile of the applicant, below is the list of paperwork mandatory while applying for the Saskatchewan Health Professional pathway.

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Temporary work permit (both open and closed work permits are accepted)
  • Letter by the employer that demonstrates your work experience. This must include your designation, date of joining, job duration, job description, etc. 
  • A valid job offer in health occupation. It must be on the official letterhead and should be addressed to the applicants and must state your:
    • Designation
    • Job roles
    • Salary
    • Contact information of the company or employer
  • Language test scores. They must not be older than 2 years
  • Official educational transcripts and certificates, degrees or diplomas. If you are applying as a physician, you will not need to upload transcripts and degrees. 
  • You must also upload a copy of your license depending upon your occupation. 
  • Copy of either Saskatchewan Health card or driver’s license to demonstrate proof of residency.

All your documents must be uploaded in either English or French language. In case they are in any other language, you will need to upload the original document along with the translated copies. Moreover, your translator cannot be a family member or your immigration representative. They must be accredited translators by IRCC.

Processing time and Fee

Unlike the SINP Occupation in-demand and Express Entry pathway, there is no application fee for the SINP Health Professional pathway. The processing time for this category is approximately one week.

The eligibility criteria for the SINP Health Professional pathway is subject to change. Keep visiting the website for all latest updates about the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.

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