We are thrilled to welcome new members to our Community and especially look forward to seeing new entrepreneurs joining our business community.
Immigrating is a big decision and a process with many options and decisions. You can see all kinds of general information HERE if you are still in the early stages of the process or want to learn more about specific topics
The Succession Connect program is designed to specifically benefit those that are immigrating to our region with plans to purchase, operate or invest in a local business. We look forward to being part of your immigration process and are here to help make the most of your investment and entrance into our business community.
How do we help?
Our mandate is to learn about local companies for sale or where the business owners are looking to start the transition out of their businesses. We present those opportunities directly to incoming immigrant investors that have already gone through a process with the government where they need to either invest or purchase a business to complete their immigration process.
We support their transition, help connect them with potential businesses that fit their interest, appetite for investment and generally transition to being a productive and valued business owner in our community.
If you are immigrating to our region and are interested in purchasing or investing in a local business, here is the process .
Meet: We meet with you and collect as much information as you feel comfortable sharing with a non-disclosure agreement and instructions on what we can share and when.
Compare: We compare your interests and requests to an evolving database of local business from various industries and of different size and maturity.
Match: We then suggest likely matches and even facilitate a meeting if that is of interest.
There are no fees as we are a not for profit, government funded business support program trying to bridge an important gap our system. We are a 3 year pilot that will hopefully become a service offered across Atlantic Canada by all immigrant business serving agencies.
In the coming 3-6 months we are also beginning to offer courses and seminars on topics that may interest you about buying a business here, things to know, and what to expect as well.
Our Succession Specialist would love to connect. Visit our Contact Us page to learn how to arrange a meeting by phone or in person.