People who wish to start a farming business and who have a sufficient capital can immigrate to Canada through the provincial program’s Farm Owner and Operator Stream.
The Farm Owner and Operator Stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) offers permanent residency in Canada to entrepreneur farmers with relevant experience, capital and a business plan to set up a farming business in the province.
To be able to immigrate through this stream, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Have at least C$500,000 of net worth and provide related financial documents
- Sign a Performance Agreement about the commitment to create and operate a business in Saskatchewan and make a deposit of C$75,000 that will be returned if the applicant meets the terms of the agreement
- Make an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan for at least 5 working days and meet a SINP representative
- Have farm operation experience and provide supporting documents (education, work experience, financial documents, etc.)
- Provide a business plan
Within the Farm Owner and Operator Stream, there is a Young Farmer Category that offers permanent residence to young farmers who want to operate a farm in Saskatchewan.
To be able to immigrate through the Young Farmer Category, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Have at least C$300,000 of net worth and provide related financial documents
- be no older than 40
- Have experience of at least 3 years in owning a farm, operating a farm or practical farming experience
- Provide a business plan for creating a farming business with a minimum of C$10,000 annual revenue
- Have skills based on education and work experience that can supplement the farming income
Find out about other SINP streams in the article “Immigration to Saskatchewan“.