SINP Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit


The SINP Skilled Worker with Existing work permit is one of the streams belonging to the Saskatchewan Experience category. You will be eligible for this pathway if you are already working in Saskatchewan with a valid work permit since at least 6 months and get a job offer from the same employer. This article includes detailed information about the eligibility requirements and application process for the Skilled Worker with Existing Work permit pathway.

Eligibility Requirements for Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit 

Eligibility FactorsCriteria
Job OfferYou must have a full-time, paid job offer for continuous work. This job must belong to NOC TEER level 0,1,2 or 3, or to one of the 55 designated trades in Saskatchewan.

Note: Graduates working on Post-Graduate Work Permit are not eligible to apply for this Saskatchewan Expereince category.
Valid EmployerYour job offer must be from a valid employer. A valid employer in Saskatchewan must have:
– Registered with the SINP
– Obtained a valid Job Approval Letter and provided it to you.
Work ExperienceThis pathway belongs to the Worker with Saskatchewan Work Experience category. Therefore, you must have worked in Saskatchewan. The work experience must be:
– Full-time, paid and continuous
– Of at least 6 months or 780 hours
– Must be gained on a valid work permit
– Must have a Job Approval Letter from the employer
Work PermitYour prior work experience as well as the job offer for employment in Saskatchewan must accompany with a valid work permit issued by IRCC. Both open work permits and closed work permits are acceptable.
Language ProficiencySubmitting a language proficiency test report is mandatory only if your job offer and work experience in TEER 4 or 5 designated trade. Score at least CLB 4. However, employers might demand higher language proficiency for certain NOC codes.
Saskatchewan LicensureIf your job offer and work experience belongs to a regulated occupation in Saskatchewan, you must demonstrate your eligibility to acquire a Saskatchewan licensure.
Settle in SaskatchewanYou should be able to prove you plan to permanently settle and work in Saskatchewan.
Residing in SaskatchewanYour Saskatchewan work experience must be gained while living in the province.

How to Apply to the SINP Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit?

The application procedure for Saskatchewan Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit includes three major phases.

  1. Register and create an account with OASIS
  2. Submit a complete SINP application 
  3. Get provincial nomination after the SINP application is approved.

Phase 1: Register and create an account with OASIS or Saskatchewan Online Application System.

Before applying to this SINP Saskatchewan Experience category, keep all the mandatory documents ready. 

  • The very first step is to register and create an account on OASIS as an SINP applicant.

Phase 2: Submit a complete SINP application

  • After creating an account on OASIS, enter information about your name, bithdate, address, email, passport, etc.
  • Determine and confirm your SINP category by answering a few questions as shown in the image below.

Once you have determined the SINP category, you will then be required to enter additional information and upload related documents. Ensure that you upload valid and accurate documatents to support the entered information.


Once you submit a complete application for Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit, you will receive a confirmation email by the SINP. 

Phase 3 Getting Provincial Nomination

Post application submission, the SINP will pre-screen for completion. This includes checking the application for completeness. Post application screening, the SINP will critically evaluate and assess the accuracy of your submission. During this phase, any additional information required will be communicated through email. In that case, you will have 10 days to submit any additional documents to the SINP. After successful approval the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program will provide you with:

  • Provincial Nomination through the Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit category
  • Further information about applying to the IRCC through the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)

After you become a provincial nominee, you will have 6 months or 180 days to apply for Canada PR.

Mandatory Documents for SINP Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit

A complete list of documents required for this Saskatchewan Experience category might vary according to your profile. However, there are certain mandatory documents you will need to submit irrespective of your profile. Below is a an estimated list of required paperwork while applying for SINP Work Permit pathway.

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate 
  • Academic qualifications if you are employed as a semi-skilled agriculture worker on a valid work permit.
  • Education Credential Asessment (ECA) if your education is from outside Canada
  • Saskatchewan Licensure (if applicable)
  • Work Experience – this includes referral letters on official letterheads signed by the HR or employer, copies of salary slips, etc.
  • Job offer that states your NOC code, designation, job description, location of the company, contact information and other related information. It must be issued on company’s official letterhead and must be addressed to you.
  • Temporary Work Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 
  • Language test results that are not older than 2 years. SINP accepts TCF and TEF for French language proficiency, and CELPIP and IELTS for English language proficiency. 
  • Submit proof of Saskatchewan residency. This includes copy of Saskatchewan Health card, driving license or any other ID issued by Sasaktchewan Government Insurance (SGI)

Processing Time and Fee 

There is no application fee for SINP Existing Work Permit pathway. However, this does not include the expenditure incurred for language proficiency tests, ECA repots, medical assessment, etc. 

The processing time for Existing Work Permit pathway is approximately one week. This does not include the time required for Job approval process or procuring required documents for application.

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