Atlantic Canada
Live and Play beside the Atlantic Ocean:
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island
Water, nature, community. That's the essence of Atlantic Canada — the four provinces of Canada's far-east coast: Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
The sea surrounds these maritime communities and it was water that formed the land into dramatic peaks, valleys, cliffs, and rockscapes that sometimes feel otherworldly, but are always arrestingly beautiful. It's an emotional landscape that stirs the soul and sparks the imagination of musicians, writers, and poets. Consider living surrounded by the most incredible views Atlantic Canada has to offer

Though low in population and economically mild in comparison, the provinces possess a proud, centuries-old culture that combines a distinct mix of British, Scottish, Gaelic and French customs, creating a unique, tradition-oriented people. What you can find there are opportunities for growth and business, for raising your family in quaint and charming communities, and stability and safety in lifestyle.

If you would like to earn Canadian permanent residency by starting, investing or purchasing a business in any of the Atlantic provinces, explore the details below, or submit a request.

Make a $200,000 Investment
Have $400,000+
in net worth
Score 4+ points in English Test
Work for 2 years
before Residency
Obtain Citizenship in 5+ years
Expandable Questions
What is the geography and temperature of the Atlantic provinces?
Atlantic Canada comprises a small collection of islands and peninsulas attached to the coast of eastern Quebec and extending into — you guessed it — the Atlantic Ocean. Together, they form a crude crescent-shaped bay known as the Gulf of St. Lawrence that connects the Atlantic Ocean to Quebec's St. Lawrence canal, which serves as Canada's busiest eastern trading port.

The Atlantic Canadian landscape is one of Canada's most recognizable, with pine forests, hills and dangerous rocky cliffs that have spawned — out of safety concerns — an iconic lighthouse industry. Since the region is surrounded by water, coastal areas can be particularly cool, wet and foggy with cold, stormy winters (raincoats are another proud Maritime icon) and mild, pleasant summers. Interior, or inland regions, by contrast, tend to be considerably drier, and in winter months receive some of the largest snowfalls in Canada.

In contrast to the other provinces, the four Atlantic Canadian provinces are all quite small with sparse populations. Most can be driven across in only a couple hours.

Where can I learn more about life in those provinces?
New Brunswick: Adventure awaits in New Brunswick. At the incredible Bay of Fundy, witness the highest tides in the world or go whale-watching and spot humpbacks. Dive right in at one of over 50 perfect beaches, and explore culture, cuisine, and nightlife in Fredericton.

Nova Scotia: Year-round surfing and sea kayaking, wineries and markets, all within easy driving distance makes Nova Scotia the place for the perfect road trip. Head to Cape Breton Island and play a round of world-class golf or just ride the road on the incredible Cabot Trail.

Prince Edward Island: The home of Anne of Green Gables, stunning beaches, green pastoral landscapes and a charming island way of life. Tee off at one of 25 stunning golf courses in the morning, then kayak the warm ocean water in the afternoon before enjoying fabulous seafood cuisine in the evening.

Newfoundland and Labrador: The most easterly point of North America, this is where the sun rises and the colors are more vibrant. From miles of untouched coastlines to breaching whales and icebergs, some sights you can only see in Newfoundland and Labrador.
How do you qualify for the entrepreneurship programs?
They are many qualifications. In brief, they are:
  • For the Atlantic provinces., you must have a net worth of at least $5-600,000 or more, based on the province
  • You must have at least 2 or more years of business experience in your home country,
  • Also, most provinces require you to take an English language test, and get a minimum of a 4 of 10
  • And after you are accepted, you must actually actually establish the business in Canada, in order to receive the nomination that you need to apply for residency
Most provinces generally ask for the same requirements. But there are two main difference
  1. The first is that each province requires you to have a different net worth, or an amount of money that you own.
  2. And the second is that each province requires you to invest a different amount, that is anywhere between 100,000 thousand to 400 000 thousand
How do you start the application process?
The process begins with us submitting an application, for you, called an Expression of Interest. This applications is like a Resume; it asks you to note down your biographical information, business experience, financial standing, and other topics. After we submit this application, this would complete the first step.

In the second step, your application goes into a pool of all entrepreneur applicants, and you will be assigned a score out of 100 based on your profile.

The provincial government conducts draws every few months, in which it says any entrepreneur applicant with a score above a certain level (for example: Above 73) would receive an invitation to submit a complete Nomination Application.

If you receive an Invitation, then this will begin the third step. We will then be given usually 3 months to prepare this extensive application. During this process, we will be required to submit many supporting documents and work with an international Financial Institution in order to prove your financial position. We would work with you throughout this time, and then submit a complete application to the government.

In the fourth stage, the government would review your application, and approve it or reject it. If the application is true, and complete, it will likely be accepted. If it is accepted, you then must sign an undertaking (promise contract) and other documents that commit you to open that business in the province.

After you sign these documents, in the fifth step we will apply for you to obtain work permits for you and your spouse, and study permits for your children, which would allow all of you to come to Canada. This would complete the application process.

After you succeed in opening the business, and operating it for 1-2 years, you will then receive a nomination. You can then use that to apply for Permanent Residency through the Express Entry process.

In order to arrive in Canada, the process takes about 10-14 months or more.
And in order to obtain your permanent residency status, you will need about 2-3 years.
What other options do I have to obtain residency?
As an entrepreneur, you can either immigrate via the Owner Operator Pathway or the Provincial Entrepreneurship pathway.

Other than business options consider applying through the regular Express Entry process if you can obtain a high point average (above 450 points) in the CRS Points System. If you are unable to obtain such a high score, consider finding a Provincial Nomination Program to apply for. Before you obtain a nomination, most PNPs require you to have a connection to the province: 1) Either a job, 2) A degree or diploma form a local education institution, or 3) A family relative or friend living in that province. Please read more here.
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