Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program – Entrepreneur Category

What is Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program (NSNP) – Entrepreneur Category?

Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program (NSNP) – Entrepreneur Stream is for experienced business owners or senior business managers who want to live in Nova Scotia. You must start a new business or buy an existing business and must actively participate in the day-to-day management of the business. After operating the business for a year, the entrepreneur may be nominated for permanent resident status. Application to the stream is by invitation only.

Eligibility of  Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program (NSNP) – Entrepreneur Stream

  • be 21 years of age or older;

  • want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business;

  • have a net worth of at least $600,000 CAD;

  • be able to invest at least $150,000 CAD of your own money to establish a business in Nova Scotia;

  • have at least 3 years’ experience actively managing and owning a business (1/3 ownership minimum) OR more than 5 years’ experience in a senior business management role;

  • Score IELTS (General Training) in the last 2 years: minimum Listening 5.0; Speaking 5.0; Writing 5.0 and Reading 4.0.