Farm Owner and Operator Stream SINP – Saskatchewan PNP

Farm Owner and Operator Stream SINP – Saskatchewan PNP

This stream is designed for individuals seeking to relocate to Saskatchewan with specific qualifications. Prospective candidates should possess a background in farming, ensuring a foundation of experience in agricultural practices. Additionally, they are required to have the financial resources, including both money and assets, to invest in a farming operation. The ultimate goal for those falling under this category is to actively engage in the purchase and management of a farm within the province of Saskatchewan.

Eligibility Requirements For Applicants

  • Available Equity: Submission of financial documents indicating a net worth of $500,000 (CAD).
  • Refundable Cash Deposit: Participants must complete a Performance Agreement committing to the purchase and active operation of a farm in Saskatchewan. A refundable “good faith” deposit of $75,000 (CAD) is required, held in trust. This deposit is refunded upon successful fulfillment of the Performance Agreement terms. Failure to meet these terms within two years of residing in Saskatchewan results in the deposit being remitted to the Province.
  • Mandatory Visit to Saskatchewan: Applicants needs to make an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan, lasting a minimum of five working days.
  • Farm Operation Knowledge and Experience: Submission of documentation attesting to the applicant’s status as an experienced farm operator. Further verification may be conducted through an interview.
  • Practical Farm Proposal: Submission of a well-thought-out proposal outlining a feasible commercial farming opportunity in Saskatchewan.

Nomination Application Criteria

  • Possess a personal net worth of at least $500,000 (CAD), acquired through legal means.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of three years of experience in farm ownership, farm management, and practical farming.
    Present a well-researched proposal for a commercial farming venture in Saskatchewan, with plans to invest a minimum of $150,000 (CAD).
  • Your proposal should be grounded in research, consultations, or relevant formal coursework pertaining to Saskatchewan’s agricultural conditions.
  • Moreover, a qualified farming business in Saskatchewan is required to generate a minimum of $10,000 CAD in annual revenue.
  • Attain a score of at least 55 points on the Farm Owner/Operator Category Intent Grid. Refer to the Application Guide for details on the Intent Grading Grid.

Note: The criteria for Provincial and Federal immigration programs are subject to change at any time. For the latest information on the requirements for Permanent Residence applications, kindly refer to the current updates on the IRCC’s website.

Farm Owners and Operators – Young Farmer Stream

The creation of the Young Farmer stream aims to provide young farm families with the opportunity to establish both their lives and farming operations in the rural areas of Saskatchewan.

Application Criteria – Young Farmer Stream

To qualify for nomination in both category streams, ensure the following criteria are met

  • Possess a personal net worth of at least $300,000 (CAD), accumulated through legal means.
  • Be under the age of 40 at the time of your application.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of three years of experience in farm ownership, farm management, and practical farming.
  • Present a research-backed proposal for a commercial farming opportunity in Saskatchewan. Your proposal should draw from consultations or formal coursework relevant to Saskatchewan’s agricultural conditions. Note that hobby farms do not meet the criteria; the proposal should outline a commercial project with an expectation of profit. In Saskatchewan, a qualified farming business is required to generate a minimum of $10,000 CAD in annual revenue.
  • You or your spouse must possess employment skills, based on education and experience, to supplement your farming income.

Nomination Requirements (Both Category Streams)

Reasons for Not Qualifying 

  • You fail to meet one or more of the criteria outlined above.
  • You or a dependent family member (whether accompanying you or not) is grappling with a serious medical condition.
  • You or a dependent family member aged 18 or older (whether accompanying you or not) has a criminal record.
  • There are unresolved custody or child support disputes impacting any family member.
  • You have deliberately engaged in misrepresentation or fraud in your application.

Before submitting your application:

  • Verify that you meet the criteria.
  • Access and prepare all required forms and documents.
  • Adhere to the steps involved in the application process, including:
  • Payment of a $2,500 CAD processing fee.
  • Payment of the $75,000 CAD deposit.
  • Fulfillment of program requirements.
  • Additionally, make an exploratory visit to Saskatchewan by staying for a minimum of five days. This visit involves conducting research
  • through meetings with service professionals.

How to Apply (Both Category Streams)

Ensure the submission of all necessary documents as outlined in the SINP Farm Category Application Document Checklist. Utilize the checklist to organize your application. If you reside in or hold citizenship in a country specified in the Country Specific Checklist, be certain to include the documents specified for that country in your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being ineligible for processing.

Document Translation

Ensure that all documents are in either English or French. If they are in another language, you must provide:

  • A photocopy of the original document.
  • A photocopy of its translation.
  • A Translator’s Affidavit detailing the translator’s proficiency.

Translations can be conducted by anyone except for:

  • Your spouse.
  • A family member.
  • A paid third party who has prepared your application for the SINP.

Note: While certain Canadian visa offices may require documents to be translated by a certified translator, the SINP does not mandate this. However, it is essential that your translated documents adhere to all federal requirements.

  • Your spouse. (See SINP Important Words and Definitions: spouse).
  • Your common-law partner (See SINP Important Words and Definitions: common-Law partner).
  • Your dependent children (See SINP Important Words and Definitions: dependent children).
    • An employee in your current farming operation. The employee must submit their Skilled Worker Application. This skilled worker application can be part of the Farm category application.
    • You, as the Principal Applicant of the Farm category application, must provide a letter of offer to the accompanying employee.

Passports

Submit photocopies of all passports for yourself and accompanying family members. Each photocopy should include pages displaying:

  • The passport number.
  • Date of issue and expiry date.
  • The bio-data page with the photograph, name, date, and place of birth.
  • All pages with exit and entry stamps.

Failure to provide comprehensive passport documents will result in the return of your application.

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