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Old 08-05-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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Are there any visible minorities who've purchased acreages in rural SK? Did you face any issues? By rural, I mean any community village-sized or smaller (no minimum size).
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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A number of Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese etc. have purchased farmland in Saskatchewan.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Canada
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you can’t buy a farm in Canada if you are not a citizen or permanent resident . just to let you know
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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There's a Muslim school in Prelate (pop. about 140), near my old stomping grounds. Not sure the total number of students, nor that all of them are visible minorities (though the total number of Muslim cowboys is generally thought to be quite low, so probably not a lot of local students). So far as I've heard, they've gotten on pretty well with the rest of the community.

I used to know a family down in the Cadillac-Ponteix area that had come from somewhere in Northeast Africa (Ethiopia or Eritrea, I think - it's been a while since I thought about it). There were a few local ne'er-do-wells that hung around town that tried to cause trouble for them - there was lots of offers of help from neighbours, etc, but the old man didn't need any - he ran the whole crowd out of the area on his own. He's become something of a local legend for it. Seems the town had been trying to get rid of them for years. I'm not sure if he's still around or not, though I'm quite certain his sons are still farming down there.

I recall visiting an East Indian doctor in Herbert (which followed one of my less clever moments, but that's another story). He seemed happy enough, and the townspeople seemed to generally like him. He certainly did a bang up job on me.

I'm not sure where he lived, though he made rounds through several towns in the area, if memory serves. He's certainly not alone in being a visible minority practicing medicine in small communities in the province.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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you can’t buy a farm in Canada if you are not a citizen or permanent resident . just to let you know
Not true. It's restricted with different rules by province. Here's an incomplete list from a CBC article.

In Canada, several provinces have protections in place limiting the amount of agricultural land foreigners can buy.

Alberta limits non-residents to two plots of agricultural or recreational land not exceeding a total of 20 acres.
Saskatchewan restricts sale of agricultural land to foreigners to 10 acres.
Manitoba prevents non-residents from owning more than 40 acres of farmland and requires that they move to the province within two years of purchasing the land.
Quebec doesn't allow non-residents to purchase farmland at all without permission from the Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec. A non-resident is anyone who has lived in the province for less than 366 days within the 24 months preceding a real estate transaction.
Canada's open-door policy is comparable to the approach to foreign property ownership in other countries, including the U.S., Germany, France and the U.K.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Not true. It's restricted with different rules by province. Here's an incomplete list from a CBC article.

In Canada, several provinces have protections in place limiting the amount of agricultural land foreigners can buy.

Alberta limits non-residents to two plots of agricultural or recreational land not exceeding a total of 20 acres.
Saskatchewan restricts sale of agricultural land to foreigners to 10 acres.
Manitoba prevents non-residents from owning more than 40 acres of farmland and requires that they move to the province within two years of purchasing the land.
Quebec doesn't allow non-residents to purchase farmland at all without permission from the Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec. A non-resident is anyone who has lived in the province for less than 366 days within the 24 months preceding a real estate transaction.
Canada's open-door policy is comparable to the approach to foreign property ownership in other countries, including the U.S., Germany, France and the U.K.
Could you post the link to that article?
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Could you post the link to that article?
Certainly.


Real estate rules don't discriminate against foreigners - Politics - CBC News
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Anyway, I'm a PR so it doesn't matter to me.

Owning farmland is one thing, but actually living in the community is a different story.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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The ones I posted about are living on the farms and they are first generation Canadian citizens.
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