Hospitality Sector Project

The Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project 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 are currently working in Saskatchewan in the hospitality sector and have an offer of full-time employment to continue this work.

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceWork Experience
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyCLB 4
Level of EducationHigh school
Work ExperienceEmployed in Saskatchewan
Hospitality Occupation
6 months
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Saskatchewan

In order to be eligible for the Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project, 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 in an in-demand occupation.

The SINP is testing criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently employed in the province of Saskatchewan, you can still apply as a Food/Beverage Server if you have proof that you worked previously in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a Food/Beverage Server.

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. The employer making the job offer must be a SINP Hospitality-approved employer.


Language Proficiency

Candidates for this stream must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher in English.


Level of Education

To be considered under the Hospitality Sector Project stream, a candidate must have at least a Canadian high school diploma or a foreign equivalent.


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 Hospitality Sector Project 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.

Hospitality Sector Occupations

NOC CodeJob Title
NOC 6513Food/Beverage Server
NOC 6711Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper
NOC 6731Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff

SINP Hospitality-Approved Employers

In order to be eligible through the Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project, a foreign national must have work experience and an offer of employment from an SINP Hospitality-Approved employer. Employers wishing to become SINP Hospitality-Approved must apply directly to SINP. To apply, employers must submit the SINP Hospitality Sector Recruitment and Retention Plan. Please note that SINP will only consider applicants who have started working for their employer after the employer has received SINP Hospitality-Approved status.

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