Nova Scotia Issues 5 Immigration Invites in International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream Draw

Last Updated on October 6, 2020

Nova Scotia immigration has conducted its first business immigration draw since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, targeting International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream candidates.

The draw, which took place on September 24, saw 5 invitations issued through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. Candidates required 49 points to qualify.

Despite the low number of invitations, this was the largest draw since the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream was launched in December 2016.

Detailed requirements for the stream are below.

Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur Draw Details

Draw date Stream Number of invitations Score of lowest-ranked candidate invited
24-Sep-20 International Graduate Entrepreneur 5 49

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Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is aimed at recent graduates from a Nova Scotia university or the Nova Scotia Community College. They must have started or purchased a Nova Scotia business and operated it for a year on a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

Candidates are nominated for permanent residence if they intend to settle in the province. The stream works on an Expression of Interest format similar to the Entrepreneur stream.

International Graduate Entrepreneur: Steps

  1. Expression of Interest
  2. Invitation to Apply
  3. In-Person Interview and Nomination
  4. Apply for Permanent Residence

International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: Candidate Requirements

  • Want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business.
  • Minimum one year of continuous experience actively managing and owning your current Nova Scotia business (100 per cent ownership).
  • Have completed a degree or diploma including minimum 2 academic years of full-time, in-person study at a Nova Scotia university or the Nova Scotia Community College.
  • Valid post-graduation work permit.
  • Minimum score of 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French.

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