Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Southern Saskatchewan is part of Canada’s breadbasket, producing more wheat than any other province in Canada and more than many countries.


While agriculture still dominates Saskatchewan’s economy, the minerals industry has grown dramatically. The province’s potash and uranium reserves rank it among world leaders, and petroleum production is rising rapidly. Saskatoon and Regina are the two biggest cities in Saskatchewan with booming economies.


Saskatchewan’s provincial nominee program is called SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program). Successful candidates, post nomination by the province will receive the Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate. SINP applications are priority applications at all Centralized Intake Offices (CIOs) as well as immigration visa offices. SINP applications are processed much faster compared to regular immigration categories. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) consists of 3 immigration streams. They are:
  • Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Stream
  • Saskatchewan Entrepreneur and Farm Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
Each of these programs have been designed to meet the province’s need of having a strong labour force, as well as businessmen and entrepreneurs. To know more about these immigration streams, contact us.

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Apart from the above streams, the province also offers business immigration options wherein persons with business interests or ideas in the province may apply for permanent residency along with their family members (spouse or common-law partner as well as dependents). To know more about these programs, click here.
To learn more about the province of Saskatchewan and its historic, geographic and cultural significance, visit our Explore Canada page.

SINP Excluded Occupations List


Saskatchewan immigration publishes a list of occupations that are excluded under its Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories.This effectively makes more than 200 positions eligible for the popular Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) streams.
NOC Code Occupation Description
11  Legislators 
12  Senior government managers and officials 
15  Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. 
311  Managers in health care 
411  Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration 
412  Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration 
413  Government managers - education policy development and program administration 
414  Other managers in public administration 
431  Commissioned police officers 
432  Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers 
433  Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces 
511  Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers 
512  Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts 
513  Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors 
823  Managers in aquaculture 
1111  Financial auditors and accountants 
1113  Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers 
1227  Court officers and justices of the peace 
1228  Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers 
1312  Insurance adjusters and claims examiners 
1314  Assessors, valuators and appraisers 
1315  Customs, ship and other brokers 
2111  Physicists and astronomers 
2113  Geoscientists and oceanographers 
2114  Meteorologists and climatologists 
2115  Other professional occupations in physical sciences 
2122  Forestry professionals 
2145  Petroleum engineers 
2146  Aerospace engineers 
2152  Landscape architects 
2153  Urban and land use planners 
2271  Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors 
2273  Deck officers, water transport 
2274  Engineer officers, water transport 
2275  Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators 
3011  Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 
3012  Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 
3111  Specialist physicians 
3112  General practitioners and family physicians 
3113  Dentists 
3114  Veterinarians 
3121  Optometrists 
3124  Allied primary health practitioners 
3125  Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating 
3131  Pharmacists 
3132  Dietitians and nutritionists 
3141  Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 
3142  Physiotherapists 
3144  Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment 
3213  Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians 
3221  Denturists 
3222  Dental hygienists and dental therapists 
3231  Opticians 
3232  Practitioners of natural healing 
3233  Licensed practical nurses 
3236  Massage therapists 
4012  Post-secondary teaching and research assistants 
4031  Secondary school teachers 
4032  Elementary school and kindergarten teachers 
4111  Judges 
4112  Lawyers and Quebec notaries 
4154  Professional occupations in religion 
4155  Probation and parole officers and related occupations 
4168  Program officers unique to government 
4217  Other religious occupations 
4311  Police officers (except commissioned) 
4312  Firefighters 
4313  Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces 
5111  Librarians 
5112  Conservators and curators 
5113  Archivists 
5121  Authors and writers 
5122  Editors 
5123  Journalists 
5125  Translators, terminologists and interpreters 
5131  Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations 
5132  Conductors, composers and arrangers 
5133  Musicians and singers 
5134  Dancers 
5135  Actors and comedians 
5136  Painters, sculptors and other visual artists 
5211  Library and public archive technicians 
5212  Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries 
5221  Photographers 
5222  Film and video camera operators 
5223  Graphic arts technicians 
5224  Broadcast technicians 
5225  Audio and video recording technicians 
5226  Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts 
5227  Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts 
5231  Announcers and other broadcasters 
5232  Other performers, n.e.c. 
5241  Graphic designers and illustrators 
5242  Interior designers and interior decorators 
5243  Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers 
5244  Artisans and craftspersons 
5245  Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products 
5251  Athletes 
5252  Coaches 
5253  Sports officials and referees 
5254  Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness 
6231  Insurance agents and brokers 
6232  Real estate agents and salespersons 
6311  Food service supervisors 
6314  Customer and information services supervisors 
6341  Hairstylists and barbers 
6343  Shoe repairers and shoemakers 
6346  Funeral directors and embalmers 
7233  Sheet metal workers 
7247  Cable television service and maintenance technicians 
7253  Gas fitters 
7303  Supervisors, printing and related occupations 
7316  Machine fitters 
7318  Elevator constructors and mechanics 
7331  Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics 
7361  Railway and yard locomotive engineers 
7372  Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction 
8232  Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers 
8261  Fishing masters and officers 
8262  Fishermen/women 
9214  Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing 
9217  Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing 
9221  Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling 
9222  Supervisors, electronics manufacturing 
9223  Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing 
9224  Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing 
9227  Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly 
9235  Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators 
9243  Water and waste treatment plant operators 
Source: Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
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