Last Updated on March 4, 2021
Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new business immigration draw targeting Entrepreneur Stream candidates.
The draw, which took place on February 24, saw 43 invitations issued through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 118 points.
Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Draw Details
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Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream
The Nova Scotia Entrepreneur stream targets candidates with business ownership or senior management experience. They must live in Nova Scotia, either start a new business or buy an existing business, and actively participate in the day-to-day management of that business.
Under the Entrepreneur stream, candidates are first issued a temporary work permit before applying for permanent residence after operating the business for a year. The stream uses an Expression of Interest format, where candidates in a pool are invited to apply.
How Do I Qualify For The Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream?
- Expression of Interest
- Invitation to Apply
- In Person Interview and Business Performance Agreement
- Work Permit and Business Establishment in Nova Scotia
- Request for Nomination
- Apply for Permanent Residence
Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream: Candidate Requirements
- Be aged 21 or older.
- Want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business.
- Minimum net worth of $600,000.
- Minimum investment of $150,000 to establish or purchase a business in Nova Scotia.
- Minimum 3 years of experience actively managing and owning a business (33 per cent ownership minimum) OR more than 5 years of experience in a senior business management role.
- Score minimum of 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French.