Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP):

  1. Entrepreneurs

Saskatchewan's booming economy is creating opportunities for employment and investment in all sectors of the province. But province's most enticing feature is the rich quality of life Saskatchewan residents enjoy. We have low housing costs and utility rates, which are complemented by the third lowest personal income tax rate in the country. People who move to Saskatchewan claim it is more than just a great place to work - it is an ideal place to call home. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is designed to help entrepreneurs establish their businesses in Saskatchewan.

Eligibility: To be considered for the SINP Entrepreneur Category, you must:

  1. Have a minimum of 3 -5 years business ownership experience or senior management experience;
  2. Have a minimum personal net worth of CDN $250,000;
  3. Conduct a comprehensive Exploratory Visit to Saskatchewan (at least five working days) that includes a Visitation Seminar and interview with a SINP Business Immigration Officer;
  4. Submit a Business Proposal or Relocation and Settlement Plan;
  5. Make a minimum, verifiable investment of CDN $150,000 into starting a new business or buying outright an existing business, and have an active management role in the day-to-day operation of the business;
  6. Intend to own at least 33.3% of your business in Saskatchewan (with a minimum investment of CDN $150,000). If you will not own 33.3% of your business, you must invest a minimum of CDN $500,000 into the business, in either case, you must have an active management role in the day-to-day operation of the business; and
  7. Make a deposit of CDN $75,000 into a trust account and sign a Performance Agreement based on your Business Proposal or Relocation and Settlement Plan.

  1. Farm Owners / Operators

This category is for individuals with proven experience in farming and substantial capital available to invest in a farming operation and intend to purchase and operate a farming operation in Saskatchewan.

To be considered for the Farm Owner/Operator category you must meet all of the following four criteria:

  1. Available Equity - applicants must provide financial documents showing a net worth of $500,000;
  2. Refundable Cash Deposit of $75000. The cash deposit will be returned to them when the terms of the Performance Agreement are met. The deposit will be forfeited to the province if the terms are not met within two years of landing in Saskatchewan;
  3. Mandatory visit to Saskatchewan - have conducted a comprehensive exploratory visit to Saskatchewan of no less than five working days that includes an interview with an SINP representative; and
  4. Farm operation knowledge and experience - applicants must provide documentation (e.g. education and training, work experience, financial documents of their previous operations) that demonstrate that they are knowledgeable farm operators.