REGINA — Saskatchewan advocated for an increase in immigration and the federal government has allocated an additional 100 nominations to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), bringing the total nominations for 2023 to 7,350.
These 7,350 nominations, which is the highest target in its 25-year history, will result in almost 20,000 newcomers landing in Saskatchewan over the next two years, according to a press release from Immigration and Career Training. This is in addition to about 6,000 immigrants per year through federal streams.
Immigration plays a vital role in supporting Saskatchewan's growing economy and labour demands and the SINP drives immigration to Saskatchewan, accounting for three-quarters of Saskatchewan's newcomers, according to the government. In 2022, Saskatchewan fully used its federal allocation of 6,040 nominations under the SINP.