Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Program for 142 candidates has been announced. Saskatchewan is one of the Prairie territories of Western Canada. It has conducted the largest ever draw for the Entrepreneur stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), with 142 international entrepreneurs having been invited to apply to the program following the May 24, 2017 draw. Saskatchewan’s economy fundamentally depends on agribusiness and important natural resource businesses like ranger service and fishing.
Saskatchewan government refers to this stream as the SINP Entrepreneur Program, and through this program, successful candidates are given the opportunity to start, obtain or partner in a business in Saskatchewan and be actively involved in managing it, while also residing in province with their accompanying family members, if applicable. Applicants who are successful will first obtain a work permit which gives them the liberty to work in Saskatchewan, before applying for permanent residence after he/she has fulfilled the terms of a Business Performance Agreement.
Out of 160 scores are assigned to eligible candidates upon entry to the SINP Entrepreneur pool of candidates. The unique points grid has a very strong focus on local labour market needs.
In addition, in carrying out the May 24 draw, three upcoming dates for the future draws for this program has been announced by SINP. Draws are scheduled for the following dates:
- July 19, 2017
- October 18, 2017
- January 17, 2018
It is the first declaration of its kind in the Canadian migration landscape, which over late years has seen more provinces — in addition with the central government — move far from supply-based (or first-come, first-served) migration systems towards request or demand based Expression of Interest frameworks.
While different governments, federal and provincial alike, have not given early notification of future draws, the SINP Entrepreneur Program is distinctive as applicants now know when draws are planned to happen.
Saskatchewan started a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), called SIPN. Through this program, prospective immigrants with experience and skills targeted by the province may get a Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate. With such, the foreigner have the liberty to apply for a permanent residence arrangement in Canada, with handling time quicker than other Canadian immigration classes.
SINP Accepts Applications of the following categories:
- Entrepreneur and Farm Category
- Saskatchewan Experience Category
- International Skilled Worker Category
You can also see how to obtain a Canadian study permit.