Farm Owner and Operator Category – Farm Owners and Operators

This program is for experienced farm owners who have the capital to invest in a farming operation, want to buy and run a farm in Saskatchewan and live there permanently. This category is only for primary agricultural production in crops and livestock.

How to apply?

You must complete the application forms and submit them along with all supporting documents, to a specific email address. Your application will be assessed, and you may be asked for an interview. If the outcome was positive, you will be sent a Nomination Approval and Request for Deposit ($75000 in good faith deposit), and you will also be asked to complete the Business Performance Agreement so you can be nominated. After the decision is made for your nomination, you will receive a nomination package that includes a nomination certificate and instructions on how to apply for permanent residence to IRCC. After the nomination, you will need to complete and send the PR application along with the nomination certificate. Once you arrive in Saskatchewan, you will need to attend a landing interview. After six months of starting your business, you can also send a request to return your Good Faith Deposit.


Provincial Point SystemFarm Owner/Operator Category Intent Grid which include points for visit (15 points), Business Contacts (20 points), Business Development (20 points), Homeownership (10 points), English Competency (15 points), Community/Family Contacts (10 points), and Commitment (10 points). Total Point: 100
Pass scoreScore at least 55 points.
Experience Must have at least 3 years’ experience in Farm ownership, farm management, or practical farming experience. 
OthersNetworth: minimum of $500,000. Investment: Minimum of $150,000, which must be able to generate at least $10,000 in annual revenue.  Refundable Cash Deposit: Must deposit $75000 in “good faith” in trust. Farm Proposal Viability: provide a proposal for commercial farming in Saskatchewan. Mandatory visit to Saskatchewan: conduct an exploratory visit to the area for at least 10 working days.


(Accessed in Sep 2021).

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