The first step in the application process is filing an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the SINP-E. It is through the EOI candidate pool that applications are reviewed and ranked, successful candidates receive an invitation to apply to the Provincial Nomination Program.

  • Candidates are selected from the EOI system based on their score on the points criteria grid

The criteria grid considers age, exploratory visits, official language ability, qualifications, net worth (the higher the net worth, the higher the applicants score), entrepreneur experience, innovation, investment amount and impact of Saskatchewan economy

  • At this stage, an applicant’s file is reviewed and they receive an endorsement for a two-year temporary work permit (which must be filed with the federal government within 3 months of receiving it)
  • During that two year period, the applicant will be expected to enter into a Business Performance Agreement (BPA), and implement their Business Establishment Plan (BEP)(Note: an applicant’s BEP should provide evidence their application is in line with S.87 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations as explained above)
  • If the applicant fulfills his obligation under the BPA, they can apply to be nominated for permanent residency.

In order to file an EOI an applicant must:

  • Have a minimum $500,000 in net business and personal assets
  • Have a minimum of three years (in the last 10) of business management or entrepreneurial experience
  • Intend to invest a minimum $300,000 in Regina or Saskatoon, or $200,000 in any other area of Saskatchewan.​

If the above criteria are met, the applicant receives a letter of recommendation for a temporary work permit. Provided that the applicant adheres to the Business Performance Agreement, they will be permitted to apply to the SINP for nomination. Finally, with a nomination in hand, an applicant is able to apply to IRCC for permanent residency.

How We Can Help

In the self-employed stream, immigration officers carefully examine claims of ‘world-class’ experience and the intention to continue these careers after arriving in Canada. At EXITUS IMMIGRATION SERVICES , our representatives understand the minds of immigration officers and can guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you compile a strong and convicting application to give you the best chances of success.

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