The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a provincial immigration program made possible through an agreement with the federal government. The program provides an alternate and faster way to become permanent residents of Canada for newcomers who are of economic benefit to Saskatchewan that plan to invest in and actively manage their own business in Saskatchewan. The Entrepreneur Category is a category of the SINP designed to attract and retain skilled international business entrepreneurs and their capital to the province.
The SINP Entrepreneur Program features:
- the opportunity to establish, buy or partner in a business in the prosperous Saskatchewan economy and be actively involved in its management;
- information and guidance to Nominees on your business investment; and
- application processing times faster than federal and other provincial immigration classes.
The SINP is an immigration program under which the Province of Saskatchewan selects individuals from other countries who intend to settle in Saskatchewan and nominates them to the federal government for landed immigrant status. The SINP eligibility criteria reflect the specific needs of Saskatchewan’s labour market and economy.
If you are approved for nomination by the SINP – Entrepreneur Category, you will be required to:
Minimum Requirements for Applicants
In order to be considered eligible under the Entrepreneur sub-category, applicants must:
- A minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD, verified by a Ministry-approved professional third party
- A minimum equity investment of $300,000 CAD in Regina or Saskatoon, or a minimum of $200,000 CAD in any other Saskatchewan community.
- Minimum of 3 years of managerial experience within the past 10 year
- Create or maintain a minimum of two jobs for Canadians or Permanent Residents in Saskatchewan, other than family members, if establishing a new business in Saskatoon or Regina
- If purchasing an existing business in Saskatoon or Regina, the applicant must maintain the existing staff
- Reside in Saskatchewan with their dependent family members
Saskatchewan is a unique mix of people, cultures and geography that has come together to create a rich past and a vibrant present, as well as a promising and exciting future.
Saskatchewan’s economy is associated with agriculture; however, increasing diversification has meant that now agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting together make up only 6.8% of the province’s GDP.
Saskatchewan grows 45% of Canada’s grain. Wheat is the most familiar crop, and perhaps the one stereotypically associated with the province, but other grains like canola, flax, rye, oats, peas, lentils, canary seed, and barley are also produced. Beef cattle production in the province is only exceeded by Alberta. Mining is also a major industry in the province, with Saskatchewan being the world leader in potash exports. In the northern part of the province, forestry is significant.
Oil and natural gas production is also a very important part of Saskatchewan’s economy, with only Alberta exceeding the province in overall production. Natural gas is found almost entirely in the western part of Saskatchewan, from the Primrose Lake area through Lloydminster, Unity, Kindersley, Leader, and around Maple Creek areas.
Saskatchewan is also the world’s largest supplier of uranium, and supplies much of the western world.
International Skilled Workers – Express Entry (Quota: 1000)
Farmers (Quota: 50)
Population: 1 million
Land Mass: 650,000km2
Capital City: Regina
Largest City: Saskatoon
Major Cities: Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current , North Battleford.
Major Industry: Oil, Agriculture, Mining
GDP Per Capita: $45,718
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