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Saskatchewan Experience: Existing Work Permit

Saskatchewan Existing Work Permit
The Saskatchewan Existing Work Permit is a Saskatchewan Experience stream that targets foreign employees with at least 6 months of experience working in Saskatchewan and a job offer to continue working in Saskatchewan.

Certain qualifications must be met by the applicant’s experience and employment offer to be eligible. In addition, the candidate must have a valid work permit at the time of application.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Criteria Minimum Requirement
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to SaskatchewanWork Experience
Employment OfferYes
Language Ability

None for NOC 0, A, or B

CLB 4 for NOC C

Educational LevelNo minimum
Work Experience

Employed in Saskatchewan

NOC 0, A, or B or Designated Trade

6 months

Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Saskatchewan

An applicant should already be in Saskatchewan working for an employer on a valid work permit to be eligible for this program. The candidate must have worked for the company for at least 6 months previous to applying.

Furthermore, the candidate must have a full-time work offer from the firm, which must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, B, or in a specified trade occupation.

Employment Offer
The job offer must be accompanied by a Letter of Offer from the employer and also a Job Approval Letter from SINP to be considered acceptable. An applicant’s employer needs to register online through the SINP Online Portal to acquire a job approval letter. The position must be submitted for evaluation by SINP by the employer.

If the post is approved by SINP, the employer will obtain an official Job Approval Letter. If a candidate’s occupation in Saskatchewan requires employees to have proper licensing or certification, the candidate must provide evidence of eligibility for any relevant licensing or certification.

Language Ability
There is no minimum language competence requirement if a candidate’s employment offer is for a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. However, if a candidate is offered a position at NOC Skill Level C, he or she must have valid language test results demonstrating competence comparable to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 or above.

Work Experience
Candidates must have a minimum of six (6) months of full-time experience in the same role and for the same employer as their legitimate employment offer.

How do I apply?
The Saskatchewan Existing Work Permit stream welcomes submissions from qualified applicants at any time. Eligible applicants should apply through the SINP Online Portal.

There is no application cost for this program. If the application is approved by the province, Saskatchewan will notify the applicant that they have been chosen for provincial nomination via email. At this step, the person is formally nominated by the province, making them qualified to file a federal application for Canadian permanent residency.

An applicant has six months after getting a provincial nomination to complete a permanent residency application. Applicants in this program must fill out and mail a paper-based application for permanent residence to the relevant application center.

On average, paper-based PNP applications for permanent residency are finalized within 18 months.

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