In order to be eligible to apply for nomination you must live in Saskatchewan, actively operate your business, and comply with your BPA.
You are responsible for maintaining your legal status in Canada as per the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
Once you have fulfilled your BPA, operated your business for at least 12 months, and meet the Eligible Sources of Investment/Revenue Requirements, you are able to apply to the SINP for nomination.
You must submit your application for nomination electronically using the SINP online system.
After you upload all required documents and complete the nomination application, you must contact SINP at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell them that it has been submitted. If this is not done, it may result in delays.
The SINP will assess your application for nomination and tell you their decision.
The SINP may complete a site visit to your business or request an in-person interview as part of the nomination assessment process. Applicants that are not available to conduct the site visit or in-person interview may be refused nomination.
If approved for nomination the SINP will:
- Send a nomination certificate to IRCC.
- Send a nomination letter to you explaining how to forward your permanent residency application to the IRCC Centralized Intake Office (CIO).
If nominated, you must continue to meet the requirements of your BPA during the Permanent Residence application process. Nominees that close or sell their business during these processes will have their nominations revoked.
Nomination applications that are closed due to failure to submit required information are not eligible for Second Review.
Application for Nomination
An unscheduled site visit may be done at your business as part of the Application for Nomination review.
The purpose of the site visit is for the SINP to give referrals to services and assess if you are fulfilling your BPA.
- The site visit can occur at any time and will be used as part of the SINP's review of your Application for Nomination.
- The SINP will not schedule site visits and applicants are not able to request a specific time.
If you will be away from your business or if your business will be closed for more than four business days, you must tell SINP.
If a site visit is done while you are away and you did not tell SINP of your absence, your application may be closed. You do not need to inform SINP of absences that are less than 3 business days.