Family Business Worker
The Family Business Worker stream assists employers in hiring workers who are close relatives and have the work experience and required skills for positions employers may have been unable to fill with a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.
The family business worker must have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer who is a close relative and who owns an established business in Nova Scotia before submitting an application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).
The worker or the spouse must be related to the family business owner or spouse of the business owner in one of the following ways. The worker is the business owner’s*:
- Son or daughter
- Brother or sister
- Niece or nephew (children of brothers or sisters)
- Uncle or aunt (parent’s brothers or sisters)
(* or a step or half-relative of the same degree)
The Office of Immigration differentiates between skilled workers, semi-skilled and low-skilled workers as per the National Occupation Classification(NOC).
Skilled workers are defined as individuals with occupation within NOC skill level O, A or B. Priority will be awarded to these higher skilled occupations.
Semi-skilled workers have occupations that fall under the NOC skill level C occupations. The Office of Immigration may consider applications based on local labour market requirement and conditions.
At this time, under the Family Business Worker stream, the Office of Immigration will not consider low-skilled occupations that fall under the NOC Skill level D.
The Office of Immigration reserves the right to consider only certain types of jobs and occupations for nomination. This decision will depend on the current economic situation of the Nova Scotia labour market needs.
For skilled and semi-skilled workers, priority will be given to workers whose employers can demonstrate that they will provide additional supports to assist newcomers with their settlement needs.
Positions in all skill level occupations need to receive prevailing wages for their industry or sector as per the Government of Canada Web site, Working in Canada.
Family Business Worker Application Guide and Forms
Please carefully review and follow the instructions outlined in the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) Family Business Worker application guide and forms. The applications will be assessed based on the criteria outlined in the NSNP Family Business Worker Application Guide. All provincial and federal forms as well as supporting documents need to be included in your application to the NSNP.
Overview of the Family Business Worker Stream
NSNP Family Business Worker Application Guide
NSNP 100 - Application Form
NSNP 300 - Employer Information
NSNP 50 - Use of a Representative (if applicable)
NSNP 60 - Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual (if applicable)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada Forms
Provide copies only with your application to the NSNP
Application for Permanent Residence: Guide for Provincial Nominees [IMM EP7000]
Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]
Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP]
Schedule A - Background/Declaration [IMM 5669]
Schedule 4: Economic Classes: Provincial Nominees [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 4]
Additional Family Information [IMM 5406]
Supplementary Information - Your Travels [IMM 5562]
Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual [IMM 5475] (if applicable)
Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (if applicable)