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Atlantic Provincial Nominee Program


This exciting program represents an outstanding pathway to permanent residency in Canada. Individuals are nominated by the Provincial Governments based on their intention to live, work and their economic ability to establish in one of the Atlantic Provinces.

Application Process

The Atlantic Provincial Nominee Program is an economic immigration program for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to establish, operate and actively manage a business while living and settling in Canada permanently.

Applications require two stages of approval before Permanent Residency status may be obtained.


First, you must decide which province you wish to live in. If you meet all of the eligibility criteria and selection factors, you can apply to the province by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Each province targets different areas of business and may have different requirements, based on that province’s needs. In general, applicants may fall into one of the following categories:

  • entrepreneurs looking to start a business
  • entrepreneurs looking to buy an existing business
  • entrepreneurs looking to partner in an existing business

If at this stage you are approved, you will receive a provincial nomination.


After a province nominates you, you must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a permanent residency visa. Even if you are nominated by a province, that does not guarantee your approval. You, your spouse and dependents must meet the Canadian Immigration legal requirements for medical, security and criminal admissibility. IRCC has the final authority to issue a Permanent Residency Visa based on Canadian Immigration law.

Program Highlights

Processing Time

15-18 months


Spouse and dependent children under 22 years of age can be included. Older children may be eligible, but they must be unmarried and financially dependent upon their parents

Lifestyle Benefits

Ability to live, work, start a business and study in Canada

Residency Requirements

To maintain permanent residency status, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days in every 5 year period

Citizenship Eligibility

After 5 years of permanent residency. You must have been physically present in Canada for at least 1,095 days in the five year period.

Visa-free Travel

166 countries after obtaining citizenship

Language Requirements

Language test is required. Must meet minimum Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 in English or French or International English Language Testing System score of 5

Permanent Residency with Incredible Economic Opportunity

The Canadian Provincial Nominee Program offers permanent residency with the ability to establish your business in one of the top-ranked countries for doing business.

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