Nova Scotian opens two new streams for immigrants
Halifax/Sept.29, 2015- To attract and retain immigrants to the province, the government of Nova Scotia is trying to promote two news business immigration streams. The province is hoping that these streams will bring new entrepreneurs and will also keep international graduates in the province who graduates from Nova Scotia colleges and universities. “Bringing more entrepreneurs here will strengthen the economy,” Premier Stephen McNeil said in a news release on Tuesday.
According to the news release, the new Entrepreneur Stream will target business people who want to buy or start a new business, and see it through, so it remains a lasting, active part of the economy.
Similarly, International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream will provide opportunities for students who have started their own businesses in the province after graduating. One of the province’s post-secondary institutions, Dalhousie University, is already welcoming the new streams with open arms.“They align with Dal’s commitments to support immigration and diversity and to nurture entrepreneurship, and will help our graduates create businesses and make Nova Scotia Home,” president Richard Florizone said in a release on Tuesday.
“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,” said Immigration Minister Lena Diab.
The province would launch both streams from January 1, 2016.
Owing to the concentration of migration flow to certain areas, many less developed provinces are finding it hard to meet their immigrant goals.