SINP Points Calculator or the Saskatchewan PNP Assessment Grid


The SINP Points calculator scores the Expression of Interest (EOIs) submitted by the applicants based on various factors. Based on their EOI score, the applicants are then invited to apply to the SINP for provincial nomination. The higher the EOI score by the SINP assessment grid, the better the chances of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

The SINP points calculator scores candidates applying to the following SINP pathways:

SINP Points Calculator for Foreign Skilled Workers


The Saskatchewan PNP points calculator awards points on the following scoring factors:

  1. Factors based on Labour Market Success = 80
  • Education and Training = 23
  • Skilled Work Experience = 15
  • Language Proficiency = 30
  • Age = 12
  1. Saskatchewan connection and Adaptability = 30

I. SINP points for Labour Market Success (maximum points = 80)

SINP or the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program nominates eligible foreign workers who will contribute to the province financially, culturally, and socially. Through the scoring assessment grid, the SINP ensures that the nominated skilled workers will be successful and profitable employees. The labor market success factors include education proficiency, work experience, age, and language proficiency. The points breakdown for each is tabulated below.

SINP Points for academic proficiency

The more educated you are, the more beneficial you will be for the province. Hence, the higher your educational qualifications, the better will be your points in the SINP points calculator.

Academic proficiency SINP Points
Doctoral or Master’s degree23
Bachelor’s degree or a 3-year degree in a university20
Trade certification 20
2-year diploma15
1-year certificate or at least 2 semesters in a college or any other post-secondary insitutions.12

SINP assessment points for Skilled Work Experience (maximum points = 10)

To get a score from the Saskatchewan PNP or SINP points calculator, your work experience must be in the field relevant to your job offer.

Work Experience in the last 5 yearsSINP points
5 years10
4 years08
3 years06
2 years04
1 year02
Work Experience in the last 6-10 yearsSINP points
5 years05
4 years04
3 years03
2 years02
Less than a year00

SINP score for Language Proficiency (Maximum points = 20)

Being proficient in either English or French is extremely important to be able to settle and thrive in Canada. To get points for language proficiency, you must take tests. SINP or Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program accepts CELPIP or IELTS for English, and TEF and TCF for French. Your language proficiency test must not be older than 2 years. 

First Language Test score (English or French)SINP points
CLB/NCLC 8 or higher20
No language test results00
Second language test score (English or French)SINP points
CLB/NCLC 8 or more10

SINP points for applicants Age (maximum points = 12)

Younger applicants in the age group of 22-34 years are preferred the most by the SINP. Thus, the SINP points calculator awards the maximum score to this age bracket.

Age in yearsSINP points
Younger than 18 years00
18-21 years08
22-34 years12
35-45 years10
46-50 years08
Older than 50 years00

II. Saskatchewan connection and Adaptability (maximum points = 30)

The SINP Points calculator assesses if you will be able to settle and thrive in the province as a Canadian permanent resident.

Adaptability factors exclusively for ISW Employment OfferSINP points
High-skilled job offer from a valid Saskatchewan employer30
Adaptibility factors for SINP Occupation in demand and Express Entry categorySINP points
Close relative in Saskatchewan(This includes parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, or anyone related to you by blood or law.)20
Prior Saskatchewan work experience for at least 1 year in the last 5 years on a valid work permit05
Prior student experience in Saskatchewan for at least a year on a valid and active study permit05

Once you create your profile in the SINP OASIS, you will need to provide information according to which you will gain points by the Saskatchewan points calculator. To gain points, upload updated and valid documents with your SINP application.

To be eligible for any one of the SINP International Skilled Worker pathways, you must score at least 60 points. If you are unable to score the minimum points, the application will not be processed.

In the case of ISW Occupations in-Demand and Express Entry category, the SINP draws are announced twice a month. They issue an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to applicants with an EOI score equal to or greater than the cut-off.

Once you get an ITA, you must submit a complete SINP application along with a non-refundable processing fee of $350 Canadian Dollars within 60 days or 2 months. 

After you become a provincial nominee, you can apply to the IRCC for Canada PR within 6 months or 180 days. 

SINP Points calculator for Entrepreneur categories

SINP offers three pathways for entrepreneurs and business persons. Each entrepreneur category has a different assessment grid that scores the applicant on various factors. The SINP points calculator for each entrepreneur category is given below. 

SINP Assessment Grid for Entrepreneurs


The SINP points calculator for Entrepreneurs scores applicants out of 160 points. Once the applicant submits an Expression of Interest (EOI), the SINP awards a score based on the following factors.

  • Human Capital Factors: 75 points
  • Points for Business Experience: 50 points
  • Points for Business Establishment Plan: 35 points 

A complete breakdown of the SINP points calculator for the Entrepreneur pathway is given below

Human Capital Factors – 75 points
Points for Age
< 20 years00
21-29 years10
30-39 years15
40- 54 years10
Language Proficiency
No Test00
CLB 405
CLB 510
CLB 6 or higher15
Academic Proficiency 
1-year full-time trade or occupational certification10
Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate degree or any designation in business, agriculture, or tech field15
Net Assets (in Canadian Dollars)
$500,000 – $549,999 CAD00
$550,000 – $749,999 CAD05
$750,000 – $999,999 CAD10
$1,000,000 CAD or more15
EOI Points for Business Experience – 50 points
Entrepreneurial or Farming experience
4 to 7 years10
8+ years15
4 to 7 years with more than 50% business ownership15
8+ years with more than 50% business ownership20
Business Revenue
$50,000 – $99,999 CAD 05
$100,000 – $249,999 CAD10
$250,000 – $499,999 CAD15
$500,000 CAD+20
Points for Innovation
Export Trade10
Registered Patents
Gazelle business
Points for Business Establishment Plan – 35 points
Total Investment
$200,000 – $349,999 CAD00
$350,000 – $499,999 CAD05
$500,000 – $749,999 CAD10
$750,000 – $999,999 CAD15
$1,000,000+ CAD20
Sectors of Investment
Science and Technology15
Rural Business succession
Rural Business development 
Assessment Grid for Entrepreneur Category

The SINP draws for entrepreneurs regularly invite applicants who have an EOI score equal to or greater than the cut-off. 

SINP Points Calculator for International Graduate Entrepreneurs


The SINP points calculator for International Graduate Entrepreneurs scores applicants out of 85 points. Even though this pathway does not conduct draws, applications with a high EOI score are invited to submit a SINP application. The score breakdown for this pathway is tabulated below. 

Points for Age (max 10)
21 years old or less00
22 years- 34 years10
35 years- 40 years05
Older than 40 years00
Points for Language Proficiency (max 10)
CLB 700
Canadian Language Benchmark 805
CLB 9 or more10
Points for Education (max 20)
Ph.D. from a University in Saskatchewan20
Master or Professional degree from a university in Saskatchewan 15
Two or more Canadian degrees or diplomas of at least 3 years10
Undergraduate degree of three years from a recognized university in Saskatchewan 05
A post-secondary diploma of at least two years from a college in Saskatchewan05
Points for Economic Benefit (max 25)
Your business is situated in Regina or Saskatoon00
If it is situated within  Regina or Saskatoon CMA05
The business is located outside Regina or Saskatoon CMA10
The Location of the business is in a Saskatchewan community with fewer than 5000 residents.15
Business is in a priority sector or is innovative25
Points for Adaptability (max 20)
If your spouse or legal partner has completed a full-time educational course of at least 2 years from an institution in Saskatchewan, or is enrolled in one and has studied for at least one year. 
Your spouse or legal partner has been continuously working full-time for at least 6 months in Saskatchewan at the time you submit an Expression of Interest.
SINP Assessment Grid for International Graduate Entrepreneurs

Scoring Factors for Farm Owners and Operators


The SINP points calculator for Farm Owners and Operators awards points out of a hundred. The applicant must score at least 55 points to become eligible for this SINP pathway.

The scoring factors and points distribution for this SINP assessment grid are detailed in the table below.

Scoring Factor for Exploratory Visit (max 15 points)
No visit or no plan to visit Saskatchewan00
A 5-9 days’ business visit to Saskatchewan 10
Ten or more days’ business visit to Saskatchewan 15
Points for Business Contacts ( max 20 points)
No business contacts with farm service providers in Saskatchewan.00
Minimal contact 05
Acquired generic advice from at least one or more business service or farm service providers in Saskatchewan.10
Have sought farm business-related advice from professional business or farm service providers in Saskatchewan.15
If you are paying for one or more Saskatchewan businesses or farm service providers to help you establish a farm business in the province.20
Points for Home Ownership (max 10 points)
You have not contacted a real estate agent to purchase a home in Saskatchewan.00
Contacted a real estate agent to purchase a home in Saskatchewan 04
Made an offer on a residential property in Saskatchewan06
You have bought a home in the province10
Points for Knowledge about Business Development (Max 20 points)
No prior knowledge about farm business sectors and relevant opportunities in Saskatchewan 00
Basic knowledge about farm business and relevant opportunities in Saskatchewan05
You have completed one or more Saskatchewan-based entrepreneurial courses, or have enrolled in one and aim to complete it after arriving in the province.10
Possess a strong knowledge about the farm business sector and opportunities in Saskatchewan, and have strong connections with retailers, suppliers, marketers, etc in the province.15
You have made a financial or legal commitment to establish a farm business in Saskatchewan.20
Points for Commitment (max 10 points)
No active commitment to farm business idea or investment into Saskatchewan00
Limited commitment to farm business ideas or investments in the province01-03 points
Moderate commitment04-07 points
Substantial commitment to farm business or active investment in the province08-10 points
English Competency (max 15 points)
No English skills00
Minimal English proficiency like grade school training 03
Considerable English proficiency such as English as a Second Language (ESL) training06
You are currently studying in English10
Fluency in English15
Points for Family Contacts and community (max 10 points)
If you have previously applied to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) other than Saskatchewan 00 
Have family or a community in Canada outside of Saskatchewan02
You have no community or family in both Canada and Saskatchewan05
Community or extended family in Saskatchewan07
You have immediate family in Saskatchewan10
SINP Points Calculator for Farm Owners and Operators

Getting a good EOI score by the SINP points calculator significantly improves the chances of getting an invitation to apply for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. After the applicant is invited to apply, they must:

  • Upload all valid and updated documents and their translations (if applicable)
  • Pay the processing fee (if applicable)
  • Submit a complete application before the submission deadline.

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