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Saskatchewan Farm Owner and Operator Stream

Provincial Nominee Program

The SINP Farmer Owner and Operator stream is best suited for Applicants who are interested in moving to Saskatchewan to purchase and operate a farm and who have verifiable experience in farming and considerable capital to invest in a farming operation.

Personal Requirements

To be eligible to apply for nomination under this stream, the Principal Applicant must:

  • Have a verifiable net worth of CAD$500,000 that has been accumulated through legal means;
  • Make a refundable “good faith” deposit of CAD$75,000;
  • Complete a comprehensive exploratory visit to Saskatchewan for at least five (5) working days and meet with an SINP representative;
  • Demonstrate experience in operating a farm;
  • Submit a practical proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity.

Applicants are required sign a Performance Agreement with the government of Saskatchewan. In order to receive the “good faith” deposit back, Applicants must meet the terms of the Performance Agreement within two (2) years of landing in Saskatchewan.

Eligibility Criteria – Young Farmer Stream

The SINP Young Farmer sub-stream was designed to permit young farm families to establish themselves and their farming operations in rural areas of Saskatchewan.

To be eligible to apply for nomination under this stream, the Principal Applicant must:

  • Have a verifiable net worth of CAD$300,000 that has been accumulated through legal means;
  • Be under the age of 40 at the time of application;
  • Have at least three (3) years of experience in farm ownership, farm management or have practical farming experience;
  • Submit a documented proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity that is projected to have at least CAD$10,000 in annual revenue; and
  • Have marketable employment skills based on education and experience that will supplement the farming income (an Applicant’s spouse may also fulfill this requirement).

Applications may be denied on the following grounds:

  • Direct or indirect misrepresentation;
  • If the Applicant intentionally commits fraud during the application process;
  • If the Applicant or any family member over the age of 18 has a criminal record;
  • If Applicant or any family member (accompanying or not) has a serious medical condition;
  • If the Applicant has unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting members of the family.

Acquiring a Nomination and Permanent Residence

The SINP Farm Owner and Operator and Young Farmer streams require application directly to the SINP Farm Category for nomination. Upon receipt of the application and determination that it is complete, the Applicant will be required to apply for and submit a final net-worth evaluation report within 90 days of receiving the report. Once all documentation is submitted and the application receives a positive evaluation, the Applicant will receive a nomination from the SINP. Upon nomination, Applicants and their eligible family members may apply for permanent residence to IRCC to become permanent residents under the Provincial Nominee Class.

Applications may be denied on the following grounds:

  • Direct or indirect misrepresentation;
  • If the Applicant has a criminal record;
  • If the Applicant proposes an ineligible business;
  • If proposing to purchase an established business, if the Applicant has not identified the target business, or if the business has not been in operation under same owner for at least five (5) years;
  • If the Applicant does not meet the minimum point requirements for any section;
  • If the Applicant does not score at least 32 points in the business concept section.

Application Processing Time

There are no set application processing times for the SINP Farm Category. Permanent residence application processing times for the Provincial Nominees Class are currently 15 to 19 months.

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