Saskatchewan Government Streamlines Immigrant Program For Business People

Saskatchewan government streamlines immigrant program for businesspeople

The Canadian Press, October 2, 2009

Regina (CP) — The Saskatchewan government has announced it wants more foreign businesspeople and their families to live in the province.

It has delivered streamlined rules for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, which should result in more investment and jobs. Immigration Minister Rob Norris says the program is focused on large scale businesses willing to invest $10 million.

Other categories include science and technology and experienced farmers under the age of 40.

Luring foreign entrepreneurs has been tried before, but Norris says this process favours applicants more likely to stay here.

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