Post-Graduation Work Permit Stream
You may qualify to apply under the SINP Student Category: Post-Graduation Work Permit Stream if:
- You have graduated with a certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada. The program must have been equivalent to at least one academic year (eight months) of full-time study.
- If you graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan you must have worked for at least six months (with minimum 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan. If you have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution outside of Saskatchewan you must have worked for 12 consecutive months of paid full time employment (with a minimum of 1920 hours) in Saskatchewan after graduation.
* Eligible types of work experience in Saskatchewan include on- campus, off-campus, co-op terms, graduate fellowships that can be verified by your institution, and work experience gained on a post-graduate work permit.
- You have applied for and received a post-graduation work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
- You have a current, permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. The job offer does not have to relate to your studies.
- If your job offer falls into a NOC C or D, you must have a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher English Language ability across all 4 categories (listening, speaking, reading and writing). For more information on what language assessments are acceptable, visit How can I meet the language requirements?
Master’s and PhD Graduate Stream
You may qualify to apply under the SINP Student Category: Master’s and PhD Graduate Stream if:
- You have completed all degree requirements for an existing Master’s and/or PhD program that required at least one academic year of full-time study from the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina.
- You are applying within two years of the date on which your degree was granted and from a country in which you have legal status.
- You intend to live in Saskatchewan and are able to demonstrate your ability to settle and work in Saskatchewan with at least one of the following:
- Have at least six months of employment history in your field of training in Saskatchewan;
- Are currently employed in your field of training or have received a job offer in your field of training in Saskatchewan for a term longer than six months;
- You have enough money to sustain for a short time without work ($10,000 for you and $2,000 for each accompanying family members.
- If you do not have an offer of employment or if your job offer falls into a NOC “C” or “D”, you must have a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher English Language ability across all 4 categories (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). For more information on what language assessments are acceptable, visit How can I meet the language requirements?
Program criteria may change without notice and applications will be assessed according to the criteria on the Saskatchewan immigration website when the SINP receives your completed application.
Please be advised the SINP is subject to a nomination limit set by the federal government and application intake thresholds. The ability to be nominated is affected by these constraints and program criterion. No application is guaranteed to be accepted and/or nominated.