Do you want to live and work in Saskatchewan without a job offer? Canada offers several immigration pathways at federal and provincial levels to nominate eligible applicants for permanent residence.
The Express Entry system is the most popular pathway for economic immigrants. It operates on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which ranks your profile based on several factors including your age, education level, language proficiency, and work experience.
While the federal economic immigration programs managed by the Express Entry system do not require you to have a valid job offer, applicants with a job offer can get additional points, giving them a better chance of being invited for permanent residence.
There are also the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). PNPs allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate applicants with skills and experience relevant to the needs of their local labor markets. Saskatchewan has the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The SINP offers 2 immigration pathways that’ll allow you to immigrate to Canada without a job offer.
To be invited for permanent residence through the SINP, you’ll have to be eligible for provincial nomination.
How to Immigrate Via the SINP Without a Job Offer?
Out of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories, 11 have their PNPs with different criteria and eligibility requirements. Saskatchewan is the Prairie Province located west of Alberta. Saskatchewan is known for its agricultural and natural resource industries. The province’s economy depends on agriculture, potash, uranium, and other critical minerals including oil. Saskatchewan supplies the majority of agricultural products across Canada and all over the world.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) offers various immigration pathways for foreign workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs. The SINP allows the province to nominate candidates who have a high chance of succeeding in the local labor market.
The SINP offers 2 provincial streams that do not require candidates to have a job offer from an employer in the province: Saskatchewan Express Entry and the Occupations In-Demand subcategory of the International Skilled Worker stream.
The SINP regularly holds PNP draws to invite applicants from these 2 streams. So far in 2021, the SINP has invited 2,733 applicants to the Saskatchewan Express Entry and 3,433 applicants to the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. This closely matches the number of applicants invited through the Human Capital Priorities Stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), another active PNP stream that does not require applicants to have a valid job offer.