Nova Scotia Business Immigration

Nova Scotia Business Immigration

Nova Scotia Nomination for Entrepreneurs

Open a business in Canada to receive Canadian Permanent Residence and a Canadian Passport.  Nova Scotia has a stable business environment and is a major tourism destination in the summer months.  Nova Scotia has a thriving off-shore oil industry as well as fishing and shipping industries.

Program Guidelines:

Personal Net WorthCAD $600,000
Required Investment CAD $150,000
Experience RequiredSenior Management or Business Ownership Experience
Competitive ApplicationYes
Exploratory Visit RequiredNo
Permanent Residence Upon Arrival or Temporary Work Permit Work Permit converted to Permanent Residence after you open your business
Other RequirementsIf buying an existing business, Exploratory Visit is required
Forensic Accountant Review of Applicant Financial HistoryRequired
Business Exploratory Tour Dates in 2017 Fully guided and hosted Investment Exploratory Tours:
April 30-May 7 2017
Private tours also available

Join Our Tour!

May 2017 Business Exploration Tour of Nova Scotia

We will be hosting an exciting exploration tour of Nova Scotia in May 2017. We will depart Cairo with a group of business men like yourself for a busy week of business and lifestyle research. We will visit businesses for sale, commercial real estate, banks, accountants, business consultants, tour schools and universities for your children, and more.

Discover Nova Scotia:

Nova Scotia is Canada’s University Capital, with several world-class colleges in Halifax and Cape Breton.  Entrepreneurs interested in opening smaller businesses catering to students, such as fast food restaurants, cafes, and transportation companies will find a thirsty market in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia also relies heavily on the tourism industry, with summer tourism featuring whale watching, fishing, and other outdoor activities. To see more of beautiful Nova Scotia, check out this video:

Scoring & Qualifying:

What’s Your Nova Scotia Business Immigration Score?

The Nova Scotia program operates on a competitive (scored) basis. Applicants receive points based on their age, net worth, proposed business, and business experience. To receive a detailed assessment free of charge, please fill out our investment immigration assessment form. This chart summarizes the scores of successful candidates from 2016:

Draw dateNumber of invitationsScore of lowest-ranked candidate invited
Feb. 19, 20166122
March 10, 20168117
March 31, 20168113
April 21, 201611108
June 28, 20168115
Aug. 11, 201612111
Oct. 3, 20169110
Nov. 18, 201635104
Dec. 22, 20163697

Countdown to our next investment tour of Nova Scotia:


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