For many of the immigration applicants who are about to move to Canada, landing is the moment of revelation.
Time files as applicants sort out their business in their home country and head toward their new home, Canada! These are the times of rapid changes and grasping lots of further information as well as learning many new skills in a short time. Applicants who would become “Newcomers” in Canada soon need to know about their arrival and what they need to do in the first few weeks after that.
The arrival of the applicants to Canada for the first time, to acquire the status of the “Permanent Resident” is unofficially called “Landing.” It is best for the new immigrants to know what they should do and expect upon their landing process.
Moreover, immigrants must take many steps in the subsequent weeks, such as apply for a SIN number, health care and many other governments as well as settlement services. There are some organizations that newcomers must get familiar with, federal and provincial government services provided.
Newcomers usually should learn and start using some standard services, such as opening a bank account, using public transportation, library, or emergency services in the first few weeks.
IRCC published a new video, explaining the same, and has even tips and some extra information, as what to bring to Canada for the first time, and how to interact with the CBSA and immigration officers.
Last year, new legislation enabled foreign nationals to take the biometrics test at some ports of entry (POE) across Canada.
However, these facilities were designed mainly for the foreign nationals who entered Canada and could not be used for the applicants who are already in Canada.
As of today, these applicants can have their fingerprints and photo taken, commonly known as biometrics test, and can do so at any of the 58 designated Service Canada locations across the country.
This means individuals will now save time and money by being able to give their biometrics within Canada.
Biometrics tests were part of the immigration process for many temporary applications for years. In 2018, the government of Canada required that applicants for permanent residence from some countries to have biometrics test as part of their application process.
In July 2019, IRCC required all applicants from all countries who require a visitor visa, study permit or work permit to take the biometrics test.
With new and changing regulations on Canada immigration regulation, adhering to the latest immigration regulations could be overwhelming. Meritrusts Immigration Consulting helps you ensure your next application for temporary or permanent residence in Canada would comply with all federal and provincial rules and represents you the best possible way. By taking the related assessment form for travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada, you can have your eligibility assessed by the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant for free.
Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program or SINP in abbreviation is one of the highly popular immigration streams to Canada. The natural beauty of the province of Saskatchewan and the efficient immigration process in this province has made this province to one of the most desirable destinations for immigration.
Strength from Many Peoples…
What could be possibly more enticing for a province to immigrate, when the motto of the province is “Strength from Many Peoples”? Anyway, Saskatchewan is the 7th largest province in Canada with a population of shy above 1 million people (2016) and roughly 100,000 lakes. Saskatchewan is between Alberta and Manitoba to part one of the prairie provinces of Canada. This province enjoys extreme summers and winters, which also made its natural beauty of the region somehow unique. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Mining are among the region main economic sectors. The province is developing manufacturing as well as the oil and gas sector as well, but it is not as big as Alberta. Saskatoon is the biggest city of the province and Regina is the capital of the province and 2nd biggest city in the region. You may read more in detail about the area of Saskatchewan in Wikipedia.
Saskatchewan immigration programs support a wide range of skilled workers, tradespersons and entrepreneurs. The SINP immigration process is by far one of the active PNPs throughout Canada.
An important note for hiring an immigration consultant to immigrate through SINP:
Please note that for immigration through SINP programs to the province of Saskatchewan, your immigration consultant, should not only be a member of ICCRC in good standing but also, (s)he must be approved by the government of Saskatchewan. You may find the list of approved FWRISA Licensed Immigration Consultants here. For example, Mr. Ahdi Shoghi from Meritrusts Immigration Consulting is registered in the province of Saskatchewan with the license number of 000570.
Immigrate as a skilled worker, an entrepreneur or a farmer
Currently, there are four categories for immigration through SINP:
- International Skilled Worker Category is for skilled workers abroad who want to work and live in Saskatchewan:
- Employment Offer: This is for the applicants who have a job offer with a NOC code 0, A or B or for a specific trade approved by the government of Saskatchewan.
- Occupation In-Demand: There is a list of occupations which are in demand in the province. Applicants who have work experience in one of those occupations can apply through this stream.
- Saskatchewan Express Entry: If applicants who work in the list of occupation in-demand, and created their profile in the Express Entry system successfully, then they can apply through SINP’s Express Entry stream. The province could nominate the applicant, and 600 CRS points will be added to the express entry profile. The process in this stream is considerably faster than the occupation in-demand stream.
- Saskatchewan Experience Category is for foreign nationals who are currently living and working in Saskatchewan.
- Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit: This stream is for the workers who are currently working in the province for 6 months or more in one of the jobs with NOC 0, A, or B or for a specific trade approved by the government of Saskatchewan.
- Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit: This is the same stream as above but just workers in the NOC of 8431 and 8432
- Health Professionals: The program is similar to “Existing work permit” stream, except that it extends the jobs for the physicians, nurses and other health professionals.
- Hospitality Sector Project: Again, the same conditions as “Existing work permit,” except that from SINP approved the list of employers in food and beverages industry, with a job of NOC 6513, 6711, 6731.
- Long-Haul Truck Driver Project: The same as “Existing work permit,” except that it is for long-haul drivers.
- Students: The same as “Existing work permit,” except that it is for students who graduated with a degree, certificate or diploma in Canada and if the job offer is from a NOC C code, then it must be relevant to their education field.
- Entrepreneur Category is for entrepreneurs who plan to start a business in Saskatchewan. Applicants should:
- Have $500,000 (CAD) minimum in verifiable net business and personal assets;
- Have a minimum of three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years; and,
- Intend to invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities.Acquire enough points in the assessment grid as per previously approved limits.
- Farm Category is for experienced farmers who plan to buy and operate a farm in Saskatchewan. The applicant must:
- Have proven experience in farming;
- Have considerable capital (money, assets) to invest in a farming operation; and
- Plan to buy and run a farm in Saskatchewan.
As it could be noted, there are many detailed for each and every of these immigration programs that have not been discussed here. Each (or at least, many) of these programs require their own dedicated articles. If you are interested to learn more about any of these programs, please contact the Meritrusts Immigration Consulting and indicate the streams that you would like to learn more. We would provide more detailed, dedicated articles for those programs.