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Existing Work Permit

Saskatchewan Applicants with an Existing Work Permit is one of the Saskatchewan Experience streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Saskatchewan. This program targets candidates who have an offer of employment from a Saskatchewan employer and who have already been working for that same employer for the six months prior to applying.

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Saskatchewan Applicants with an Existing Work Permit stream will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.

Program Requirements

Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceWork Experience
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyNone for NOC 0, A, or B
CLB 4 for NOC C
Level of EducationNo minimum
Work ExperienceEmployed in Saskatchewan
NOC 0, A, or B or Designated Trade
6 months
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Saskatchewan

In order to be eligible for the Saskatchewan Applicants with an Existing Work Permit stream, a candidate must already be in Saskatchewan working for an employer on a valid work permit. The candidate must have been working for the employer for at least the 6 months prior to application. Additionally, the candidate must have a job offer from the employer for a full time position. This position must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, B, or in a designated trade occupation.

 

Job Offer

To be considered valid, an offer of employment must be supported by a Letter of Offer from the employer, as well as a Job Approval Letter from SINP. In order to obtain a job approval letter, an applicant’s employer must register online using the SINP Online Portal. The employer must submit the position for assessment by SINP. If SINP approves the position, the employer will receive an official Job Approval Letter. If a candidate’s profession requires workers in Saskatchewan to have proper licensing or certification, then the candidate will be required to show proof of their eligibility for such licensing or certification.

 

Language Proficiency

If a candidate’s employment offer is for a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B then there is no minimum language proficiency requirement. If a candidate’s employment offer is for a position at NOC Skill Level C then the candidate must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 or higher.

 

Work Experience

Candidates must have at least six (6) months of experience working full-time in the same position and for the same employer as their valid job offer.

Application Procedure

The Saskatchewan Applicants with an Existing Work Permit stream accepts applications from eligible candidates at all times. Those eligible for the program may submit applications using the SINP Online Portal. This program does not have an application fee. If the province approves the application, Saskatchewan will notify the applicant they have been selected for provincial nomination. This notification will be sent to the applicant by email. At this point, the applicant officially receives a provincial nomination, making them eligible to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence.

After receiving a provincial nomination an applicant has six months to submit their permanent residency application. Applicants in this program must complete and submit a paper-based application for permanent residence and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.

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