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If you are interested in living and working in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan PNP Program may be for you. Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s fastest growing provinces with cities such as Regina growing at a fast pace. Job opportunities in Saskatchewan are an attractive option for many foreign workers seeking stable, long term employment.
Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (SPNP) expedites the process of immigration and visa approval because the intending immigrants in essence are like applying directly to the government, which makes the nominations of those who are eligible to travel to Canada under SPNP.
Successful applicants will receive a Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Certificate, which will speed-up the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process. Under the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may qualify under one of eight streams.
If you are interested in settling in Saskatchewan AND you meet the criteria of one of the TEN streams below you may be able to enter Canada in less time.
Must have a permanent, full-time SK job offer as a skilled worker/professional/managerial position; or
Must have a permanent full time SK job offer as a worker who has already worked in SK for at least 6 months on a temporary work permit.
Have a temporary job offer from a SK trucking firm;
Obtain a Canadian work permit;
Have a valid trucking license equivalent to a SK Class 1A driver’s license;
Have at least two years of trucking experience;
Be able to travel to the U.S.; and
Have reasonable English languages skills.
Must be working in SK on a valid work permit; and
Master’s and PhD Graduate
Have graduated from a Master’s or PhD program of at least one academic year of full time study from the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina;
Apply w/in 2 years of the date on which the degree was granted; and
Intend to live in SK and demonstrate the ability to settle and work in SK.
Post-Graduation Work Permit
Have graduated from a program of at least one academic of full-time study in Canada and received a certificate/diploma;
Have worked for a SK employer for a minimum of six months;
Have applied for and received a post-graduation work permit from CIC; and
Have a current permanent full-time job offer from the employer.
Must have a net worth of $500,000;
supply a signed offer to purchase a SK farming operation, or land for a new farm operation;
visit SK w/in the two years prior to making a signed offer to purchase; and
demonstrate their knowledge in farm operations.
Have a net worth of at least CDN $300,000;
Make a minimum personal net worth of CDN $150,000 into a new or existing business in SK;
Have 3 to 5 years of proven experience in managing a business;
Have significant funds for establishing a new business in SK;
Plan to own at least 33.3% of the proposed business or invest CDN $1 million in business;
Make a good faith deposit of CDN $75,000.
Own a patent and intend to commercialize it through an active investment in SK;
Own an innovative IT idea and intend to commercialize it through an active investment in SK; or
Intent do actively invest in a partnership with an existing SK science and technology-based firm.
hold a valid work permit in food/beverage server, food counter attendant/kitchen helper or housekeeping/cleaning staff;
have been employed by a SK employer in one of those positions for at least 6 months;
have completed at least Grade 12 education; and
have sufficient English language ability to work in SK.
Must have a family member in SK who is a Canadian citizen or PR and has been residing in SK for at least one year;
Family members include parents, sisters/brothers, daughters/sons, aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews, grandparents, first cousins, step-family members of in-laws;
Must have a signed affidavit of support from one or more family members;
Must be between the ages of 18-49;
Must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, training, or apprenticeship and have received a diploma, certificate or degree;
Must have at least one year of work experience in their field of education;
Must have sufficient language capability to be employable in SK; and
Have a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in SK or intend to find work in SK.
While the procedures for applying for an Saskatchewan PNP may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can “do it themselves”.
For Saskatchewan PNPs, there is a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high.
The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a PNP are complex and usually require legal expertise.
We have helped hundreds of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.
The first step towards your Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.
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