saskatchewan pnp 2018

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur EOI

Saskatchewan releases schedule for Entrepreneur EOI draws – Saskatchewan EOI

September 19 and November 21, 2018 are the dates that have been announced by Saskatchewan for the next two Expression of Interest draws for entrepreneurs. Foreign entrepreneurs interested in immigrating to Saskatchewan through its Entrepreneur sub-category have to register in the SINP’s online application system and complete an EOI profile.


Applicants applying through the entrepreneur category are required to take on an active management role in the business. Candidates are assessed on the EOI points grid and awarded scores.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have CAD $500,000 at minimum in Net Business and Personal Assets;
  • have a minimum of three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years; and,
  • intend to invest a minimum of CAD $300,000 in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of CAD $200,000 in all other Saskatchewan communities


Apart from the rankings candidates are also assessed based on the province’s nomination targets. Those approved are given a support certificate and have to apply for a work permit


Candidates approved by Saskatchewan will be able to apply to the Government of Canada for a temporary work permit.


Candidates who complete the terms of their Business Performance Agreement (BPA) and operate their business for at least six months can then apply to Saskatchewan for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.


saskatchewan pnp 2018

saskatchewan pnp

Saskatchewan opens to International Skilled Worker- Express Entry

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has reopened Express Entry Skilled Workers to around 500 new applications. Candidates must first make their profile on the Federal Express Entry system.  Only then can they apply to the SINP, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme.


All applications received under the SINP are processed on a first come, first served basis. The SINP is an Express Entry aligned sub-category. As has been previously observed this category can be filled within a matter of hours.


The SINP does not require candidates to have a job offer but a minimum level of Candidates do not require a job offer to apply to the Express Entry sub-category. However, a minimum level of work experience related to their field of study or training in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) on the SINP’s In-Demand Occupation list is required. The SINP’s list of occupations has recently been updated to 33 in-demand occupations.


The SINP has opened for a third time in this year to the Express Entry sub-category. In the previous two intakes the maximum applications accepted were 400 but in this third round, 500 applications are to be accepted.


Candidates who successfully obtain a provincial nomination under the Express Entry sub-category will be awarded an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).