MN Group

Nova Scotia Entrepreneur

The 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 one and 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

To apply 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 in establishing 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.

 

NET WORTH VERIFIERS

Grant Thornton
1100 – 2000 Barrington St
Halifax NS  B3J 3K1
(902) 421-1734
NSPNPGrantThornton@ca.gt.com

KPMG-Toronto
4600 – 333 Bay St
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto ON  M5H 2S5
(416) 777-3887
nsnpverification@kpmg.ca

MNP
200 – 100 Venture Run
Dartmouth NS B3B 0H9
(902) 493-5452
NSNP-MNP@mnp.ca

International Graduate Entrepreneur

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is for recent graduates of a Nova Scotia university or the Nova Scotia Community College. They must have already started or bought a Nova Scotia business and operated it for at least a year. If they intend to settle in Nova Scotia, the graduate may be nominated for permanent resident status. Application to the stream is by invitation only.

ELIGIBILITY

To apply you must:

  • want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business;
  • have at least one year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning your current Nova Scotia business (33.33% ownership minimum);
  • have completed a degree or diploma after at least 2 academic years of full-time, in-person study at a university in Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia Community College;
  • have a valid post-graduation work permit;
  • have a score of at least 7 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.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REVIEW SERVICE PROVIDERS

Baker Tilly Nova Scotia
201 – 130 Eileen Stubbs Ave
Dartmouth NS  B3B 2C4
(902) 422-1232
amitchell@bakertilly.ca

Grant Thornton
1100 – 2000 Barrington St
Halifax NS  B3J 3K1
(902) 421-1734
NSNPAudit@ca.gt.com 

MNP
200 – 100 Venture Run
Dartmouth NS B3B 0H9
(902) 493-5452
NSNP-MNP@mnp.ca

White Perkins
230 Main Street
Yarmouth NS B5A 1C9
(902) 742-2333
Fax  (902) 742-0325
Rob Fuller, rob@wpacpa.ca