The NSNP Entrepreneur Stream is for experienced business owners or senior business managers who want to live in Nova Scotia. They 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.
To apply to the NSNP Entrepreneur Stream you must:
- 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
- have a score of at least 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French
- complete an online Expression of Interest
- receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration
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