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If you are outside of Canada and have submitted a paper work permit application to the Government of Canada (GoC) that has not yet been processed, then you will need to resubmit it as an electronic application. Fees paid for the electronic application will be refunded at a later date when the paper application is received by the GoC and reviewed or you can request a refund using this process.
Applications to Change Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must continue to be submitted by email, with all required documents scanned and attached. Please send all application forms and materials to firstname.lastname@example.org (please limited individual emails to under 18MB). The SINP Application for Nomination will continue to be submitted using the online system.
For more frequently asked questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak and how it may impact temporary residents, nominees and permanent residency applicants, please see the new Immigration FAQs.
Please note the following information as a result of the provincial State of Emergency in Saskatchewan:
Please note the following temporary measures being enacted by the SINP to support Entrepreneur applicants impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19:
Through the SINP Entrepreneur Program, you can live in Saskatchewan when you start, own or partner in a business here.
There are four steps:
The SINP does not provide preferential treatment for any application. All applicants must meet all program requirements. The SINP does not endorse any Saskatchewan-based companies or projects.
The EOI is not an application; it is an expression of your interest in the SINP. You can indicate your interest in running a business and living in Saskatchewan by providing info on your experience, assets, and a Business Establishment Plan (BEP).
For more information, please visit Entrepreneur EOI System.
Before you submit your EOI:
The SINP can have your Business Establishment Plans assessed by professional third parties.
For more information, see: Application Guide for the Entrepreneur Category.
To learn more about who is NOT eligible to apply under this category, see How To Apply to the SINP.
For a complete list of documents needed, see:
For a complete list of required documents, review:
You must upload copies to your application. All uploaded documents must be clear and easy to read. If any documents are not in English or French, you must send the following:
Translations may be done by anyone, except:
Some Canadian visa offices ask that documents are translated by a certified translator. The SINP does not ask for this, but your translated documents must meet all federal requirements.
Although the SINP asks you to upload copies of documents to an electronic application, IRCC may require original documents or certified copies.
You must list all dependents on your application to the SINP Entrepreneur Category, even if they are not coming to Canada with you. You will also need to submit any new dependents to us and IRCC before visas are issued.
IRCC may change the definition of dependents or the policies regarding dependents at any time. You can review IRCC's policies and procedures on the IRCC website.
Presently, accompanying dependents include your:
Please note: If you are the principal applicant, your parents, brothers and sisters may not be included in the SINP application.
The SINP uses two third-party financial service providers to assess the net worth and legal accumulation of net worth of applicants to this category.
333 Bay Street, Suite 4600
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When you get an Invitation to Submit an Application (ISA), you will find a SINP file number included.
You will need to obtain a TWP to run your business in Saskatchewan. You must submit your SINP Entrepreneur Approval Letter with your application for a TWP to the federal government within three months of receiving it.
To apply for a TWP:
Once you have a TWP, you can move to Saskatchewan and start your business.
For more information from IRCC on how to apply for a TWP, see: Updated Instructions for Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Candidates and Significant Benefit - Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Candidates (R205(a) - C11)
BPA changes should not result in you being assessed with fewer points than you were selected with, based on your EOI.
To qualify for nomination, you and your immediate family must be residing in Saskatchewan and you must meet the terms of your BPA, including:
To ensure you maintain legal status in Canada, you are encouraged to have at least six months remaining on your TWP when you apply for nomination. You are responsible for maintaining your legal status in Canada in line with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
Once you've successfully completed the steps above, you may apply for permanent residency. To gain permanent residence status, you must apply to IRCC with your SINP nomination.
IRCC is responsible for assessing each nominee's eligibility for Permanent Residence. It completes health, security and criminality reviews. It may also ask for any other information it thinks is needed. If approved, IRCC will issue visas to you and your family members, as applicable.
In addition to your paid or unpaid representative, you may let someone else have access to information about your application. For example, if you hire a lawyer to help with your application, you may also want a family member to be able to access to your information.
To have your personal information released to someone who is not your representative:
These individuals will not get copies of any correspondence from the SINP, but they can contact the SINP to get information about your application by emailing email@example.com.
You do not need to use an immigration representative or consultant to apply to the SINP. If you want one, you must make sure they are a lawyer in Canada in good standing with a provincial law society or licensed by the Government of Saskatchewan. Visit Using an Immigration Representative for more information or see a list of approved immigration consultants. You can learn more about Saskatchewan's laws that protect foreign workers by visiting Protection for Immigrants and Foreign Workers.
Initial Application Process:
Nomination Application Process:
For help with filling out the federal forms, watch the following videos
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