The Student Category allows eligible post-secondary graduates to apply for landed immigrant status under the SINP. There are two streams of the Student Category: the Post-Graduation Work Permit Stream and the Master’s and PhD Graduate Stream.
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?