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.

Program Requirements

Before you submit your EOI:

  • To submit an EOI to the SINP, you must:
    • Meet the entry criteria.
    • Complete the Points Assessment Grid.
  • To meet the entry criteria you must:
    • Have a minimum of $500,000 (CAD) in Net Business and Personal Assets.
    • Have at least three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years.
    • Plan to invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon, or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities.
  • If you are invited to apply you must submit a Business Establishment Plan. Your BEP must include:
    • Your plan to establish an eligible business that aligns with the points in the Entrepreneur Category Points Grid.
    • Your ownership of at least one-third (33 1/3 per cent) of the equity of a business in Saskatchewan, unless your total investment is $1 million CAD or higher.
    • Your commitment to the day-to-day management of the business.
    • The creation of two employment opportunities in Saskatchewan for Canadians or permanent residents who are not related to you*

    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.