Novo Scotia

The 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.


To apply you must:

    • 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
  • Minimum language proficiency of CLB/NCLC 5.