Saskatchewan's economy offers strong, long-term opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to start up or buy an existing Saskatchewan business.
If you are an experienced business person who meets the program criteria, consider applying for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program – Entrepreneur and Farm Categories.
There are several online resources to help you research specific opportunities.
Saskatchewan's network of local Chambers of Commerce can help you connect with business members in their communities.
The province's two major cities, Regina and Saskatoon, have economic development agencies that provides services to investors. Visit Economic Development Regina or the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority to learn more.
Local economic development professionals, who are members of the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance, are knowledgeable about economic opportunities in their communities.
Based in Saskatoon, SK Startup Institute (formerly Square One) provides support – online, by phone or in person – to those wanting to start or expand a small business in Saskatchewan.
Community Futures are a network of federally funded organizations that assist small businesses in the communities they serve.
You may also want to search online for common services required by new investors/entrepreneurs, including tax lawyers and business consultants.
The Government of Saskatchewan cannot recommend specific service providers to you. Below are links to resources to help you in your research:
- Information about using an Immigration Representative.
- Saskatchewan's lists for Licensed Immigration Consultants or Licensed Foreign Worker Recruiters.
- The Law Society of Saskatchewan directory lists lawyers currently licensed to practice in Saskatchewan.
- Companies registered with The Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan have met its criteria for quality of service.
- Online business match brokers such as Succession Matching connect new investors to business people wishing to sell.
- The Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan provides a list of accredited members.
Visit Resources for Starting a Business for additional links.
Visit Investment and Economic Development for more information about investing in Saskatchewan and its key sectors.