The Immigrant Nominee Program allows prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province to receive a Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.
International Skilled Worker Category
This category accepts applications from skilled workers who plan to live and work in the Province of Saskatchewan. Applicants are measured based on a points system and can be nominated under one of three sub-categories; employment offer, occupation in-demand, and Saskatchewan express entry.
The Employment Offer sub-category of International Skilled Worker is for applicants that have a skilled job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. As of April 1, 2016 there are still 4,547 available spots.
The Occupations In-Demand category has reached the maximum number of applications for 2016.
The Saskatchewan Express Entry category has now reopened and is accepting 500 additional applications. Applicants to this category must:
- Have experience in an occupation that has high demand in Saskatchewan from the new updated NOC list
- Be currently in the federal express entry pool
Entrepreneur and Farm Category
This category is for individuals who wish to own and actively operate a business or farming operation in Saskatchewan. There are 3 sub-categories; Entrepreneurs, Farm Owners or Operators and The Young Farmer Stream.
The Entrepreneur sub-category requires a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD, three years of management experience and the intention of investing $200,000 – $300,000 CAD depending on the city in which the applicant wishes to settle. On May 2, 2016 Immigration Services began selecting candidates from the Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. The average point-based score was 120.
The Farm Owners or Operators sub-category is for experienced farmers looking to buy and run a farm in Saskatchewan. The Young Farmer Stream is for young families who wish to buy and run a farm in Saskatchewan. This stream requires less investment than the Farm Owners or Operators sub-category.
Both farming programs are currently accepting applications, 50 spots remain.