Nova Scotia’s new immigration streams
Nova Scotia is launching two new business immigration streams to attract entrepreneurs from abroad as well as international graduates of Canadian universities and colleges.
“To grow as a province by making it easier for business to create new jobs, Nova Scotia needs more people, more investment and more entrepreneurs,” said Robert Batherson, chair of the board of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. “These changes under the Provincial Nominee Program will give businesses of all sizes the chance to grow with the help of new Canadians.”
The Entrepreneur Steam holds many benefits for the immigrants as well as Canada. It aims to attract those who want to start or to buy a business in Nova Scotia. The International Graduate Entrepreneur Steam provides an immigration opportunity for international students who have graduated from a Nova Scotia college or university and have started their own business.
“The launch of the Entrepreneur Stream and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream will attract, and help retain, entrepreneurs who create new jobs here in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Bringing more entrepreneurs here will strengthen the Nova Scotian economy.”
Robert Batherson, chair of the board of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce mentioned that Nova Scotia needs more people, investment and entrepreneurs to grow as a province. He said it will simply make it easier for businesses to create jobs. “These changes under the Provincial Nominee Program will give business of all sizes the chance to grow with the help of new Canadians,” said Batherson.
Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab says that she is excited for the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream because it is the first of its kind in the country. “These two new business streams have been carefully developed using best practices from around the world to ensure they have the maximum economic benefit for Nova Scotia.”
The streams will open on Jan.1.