Saskatchewan has a New Immigration Category for International Graduates
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has unveiled the new
International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
This new pathway will help international student graduates of eligible post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan, start their business and obtain Canadian permanent residence.
“This new immigration pathway will help retain international students who have often already successfully integrated into communities in the province,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said in a government media release.
“It will also help create new businesses and jobs, as well as keep Saskatchewan competitive in attracting and retaining international students and investment.”
Candidates for the SINP’s International Graduate Entrepreneur Category must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Be at least 21 years old.
- Have completed a fulltime Saskatchewan post-secondary degree or diploma of at least two years in length from an eligible institution.
- Have a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) with at least two years of eligibility remaining.
- Resided in Saskatchewan for the duration of their academic program.
- Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7.
- Graduated from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan that is listed as a designated learning institution by Canada’s federal government.
Further details on the program were highilghted in the CIC News and can be found by following this link.