Saskatchewan Farm Owner/Operator
About Program The SINP Farm Owner/Operator category offers Applicants and their families the opportunity to purchase and operate a farm in Saskatchewan.
Nominations are granted at the sole discretion of the Province of Saskatchewan. If an Applicant is nominated by the SINP, he or she is eligible to apply for Permanent Residence with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as a Provincial Nominee. CIC then reviews health, security and criminality and issues visas to the Nominee and the Nominee’s dependent family members.
Farm Owners/operators Stream Eligibility Requirements: Net worth of $500,000;
Basic Requirement In order to be nominated under the SINP, applicants are required to meet Farm Owner/Operator category’s four criteria, including:
  • A minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD
  • Accumulation of claimed net worth through legal means
  • Relevant Farm operation knowledge and experience; and
  • A viable, considered proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity
Young Farmer Stream Applicants who are under 40 years of age are eligible to meet the SINP Farm category’s amended criteria to be considered for nomination under the Young Farmer Stream, including:
  • A minimum net worth of $300,000 CAD
  • Accumulation of claimed net worth through legal means
  • Relevant Farm operation knowledge and experience; and
  • A viable, considered proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity
  • The applicant or the applicant’s accompanying spouse / common law partner must have marketable employment skills
Verified Net Worth Net worth refers to the value of an Applicant’s total assets, less the value of his or her total liabilities. For Applicants to meet this criterion of the Farm category:

The third party will assess an Applicant’s net worth based on the information supplied on federal form: Economic Classes – Provincial Nominees – Business Nominees and the supporting documentation provided by the Applicant.

The third party will also consider the value of assets and liabilities owned by the Applicant’s spouse.

Accumulation Of Net Worth

Accumulation of net worth refers to the means by which an Applicant obtained his or her entire claimed net worth. For Applicants to meet this criterion of the Farm category:

The Applicant must demonstrate, through documentation, that his or her claimed net worth was accumulated legally

The third party must substantiate that Applicant’s claimed net worth has been obtained by legal means

The third party will assess the accumulation of the Applicant’s net worth based on the information supplied on the Accumulation of Funds form and the supporting documentation provided by the Applicant.

Relevant Farm Operation Knowledge And Experience

Relevant farm operation knowledge and experience refers to an Applicant’s prior experience with owning and/or operating a farm using agricultural practices similar to those utilized in Saskatchewan-based farming. Such farming experience must reflect at least one of the variations of farming identified by the Ministry of Agriculture, including:

Livestock (Cattle, Monogastric, Other Livestock, Forage)

The SINP will assess the Applicant’s claimed farm knowledge and experience based on the Résumé, Farm Establishment Plan, and the supporting documentation provided by the Applicant.

Farm Proposal Viability

The SINP will assess an Applicant’s Farm proposal’s viability based on the information provided his or her Farm Establishment Plan as well as the supporting documentation provided by the Applicant. This information must be verified by SINP officials to merit eligibility.

Sinp Farm Owners / Operators Stream Application Process
  • Step #1 - An Exploratory Visit to Saskatchewan
  • Step #2 – Prepare the Application
  • Step #3 – Submit the Application
  • Step #4 - SINP Application Review and Assessment
  • Step #5 - After Nomination
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