Definition of a resident person
A resident person is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident of Canada.
Transferring land to people outside of Canada
The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act provides that any amount of land can be transferred to a designated relative from a person who has been a resident for five consecutive years and acquired the land while a resident. A designated relative includes children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brother, sister, nephew, niece and their spouses.
A Canadian citizen is considered by the Act to be a resident even if he or she resides outside of Canada. Non-residents may only acquire 10 acres. For acquisitions in excess of these limits by non-residents, an Exemption must be obtained from the Farm Land Security Board by the purchaser. The Board has developed Exemption categories over time and information about this area can be found by reviewing the Farm Ownership Exemption Information Package. (pdf)
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Individuals with farming experience and with capital to invest in a farming operation may qualify. The SINP program is designed to expedite the immigration of qualified individuals to Saskatchewan to farm. For more information, please contact SINP at 306-798-7467, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the SINP website.
The Board is receptive to applicants who are serious about relocating to Canada and have a plan to do so.