Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Immigration

Saskatchewan is very successful with immigration. It offers four different streams to welcome newcomers into the Province and support them to become permanent residents of Canada. Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Immigration helps investors to become Canadian permanent residents by operating a business in the province.

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Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Immigration

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Immigration allows international investors to open, acquire or partner a business in the Province. This Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) requires applicants to take an active daily management role in the business for at least six months before requesting a nomination to become Canadian permanent residents.

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Immigration

Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s most popular destinations for newcomers, and it offers a variety of options for candidates depending on their background and previous experience. To support newcomers, the International Entrepreneur category focuses on eligible immigrants to run and operate a business for at least six months before being eligible to receive a PNP nomination, which essentially grants an invitation for Express Entry.

Saskatchewan’s provincial program has been very successful; a significant majority of immigrants come through the SINP. The Province also has a high employment rate for newcomers, around 76% and most of them decide to stay in Saskatchewan. The province’s economy is based on agriculture and natural resources industries like forestry and fishing.

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Immigration Application process

  • Register your Expression of Interest to the SINP, and you will receive a point score. Applicants with the highest points are selected in each draw.
  • Once you are selected, you will receive an invitation to submit your application with the Business Establishment Plan (BEP).
  • You may attend a final interview, and then you will receive a Business Performance Agreement. You must email the BPA within 20 days.
  • Receive your SINP Entrepreneur Approval Letter and a Temporary Work Permit Support letter.
  • Apply for a temporary work permit and establish your business.
  • After the conditions of the BPA are met, you can then apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. After receiving the nomination, you can apply for PR directly with IRCC.

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Immigration Eligibility

  • Net business and personal assets of minimum CAD 500,000.
  • Have at least three years of experience in business management or entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate intention to invest at least CAD 300,000 in Regina and Saskatoon or CAD 200,000 in all other Saskatchewan communities.
  • Have a Business Establishment Plan (BEP).
  • Must own at least one-third of the equity of a business in Saskatchewan.
  • If you’re purchasing a business in Saskatoon or Regina, you must maintain the number of Canadian or permanent resident workers.
  • Settle in Saskatchewan with your family.
  • Sign a business performance agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan.
  • If it is a new business, you must create two jobs in Saskatchewan for Canadians or permanent residents.

Business Requirements for Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Immigration

If purchasing a previously existing business in Saskatchewan.

  • The business must have been in continuous operation by the same owner for the past three years.
  • The applicant must complete an exploratory visit to meet the previous owner.
  • Must be a complete change in ownership where the applicant assumes full control of the business.
  • The applicant must maintain employment for existing Canadian citizens or permanent residents and keep existing wages and employment terms.
  • There must be a complete change in ownership where the applicant assumed full control of the business.
  • The applicant must commit to maintaining employment for existing Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Requirements for Business Succession

If purchasing a previously existing business in Saskatchewan.

  • The business must have been in continuous operation by the same owner for the past three years.
  • The applicant must complete an exploratory visit to meet the previous owner.
  • Must be a complete change in ownership where the applicant assumes full control of the business.
  • The applicant must maintain employment for existing Canadian citizens or permanent residents and keep existing wages and employment terms.
  • There must be a complete change in ownership where the applicant assumed full control of the business; and
  • The applicant must commit to maintaining employment for existing Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Frequently asked questions

You need to identify which category and subcategory you would be eligible for by checking the eligibility criteria you are interested. Then, you should check the application procedure for your selected category.
In some cases, you will have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) .

The Saskatchewan PNP is known for being easy. Depending on your profile it can be easier or difficult.
If you’re a skilled worker living abroad and meet specific criteria, it may be easy to immigrate to Saskatchewan permanently.
Or if you are looking to start a business, Saskatchewan can be a good option if you meet specific criteria.

Processing times for Saskatchewan PNP varies to varies in different categories:

  • The Express Entry and Occupation in Demand subcategory can take over 30 weeks.
  • In the Saskatchewan Experience Category, processing times can be two weeks.
  • The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category and the Entrepreneur and Farm Category is 14 weeks.

Yes.
You don’t need an Express Entry profile to immigrate to Saskatchewan unless you are looking to immigrate through the Express Entry under the International Skilled Worker category.

If you wish to live in this province, there are different pathways to do it.
Skilled workers may be eligible through the International Skilled Worker Category and international students or entrepreneurs who wish to own and actively operate a business or a farming operation in Saskatchewan.

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