NOVA SCOTIA ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria:

 

  • Have a minimum $600,000 CAD in Net Business and Personal Assets, verified by NSOI designated third party professionals.
     

  • Have a minimum of three years of business ownership experience including 33.33% ownership or greater than five years of experience in a senior business manager role in the last 10 years.
     

  • Agree to make a minimum capital investment of $150,000 CAD in Nova Scotia.
     

  • Have Canadian Language Benchmark 5 in either English or French in listening, speaking, writing and reading; verified by either Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General test, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training or the Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) and taken within two years prior to the date of EOI submission.
     

  • Have a minimum of a Canadian high school diploma or an equivalent foreign credential verified by an Educational Credential Assessment, which is dated within the five years prior to the date of EOI submission.
     

  • Demonstrate accumulation of claimed net worth through legal means, verified by NSOI designated third party professionals.
     

  • Have a Business Establishment Plan and be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the plan.
     

  • Agree to reside in Nova Scotia.

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