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$45,187 CAD


Atlantic Canada

CAPITAL (Province)



English, French




Constitutional Monarchy, Federalism


Canadian Dollar




New Brunswick PNP  -  Entrepreneurial Stream 



Located on Canada’s East coast and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, New-Brunswick is the largest of the four maritime provinces. New Brunswick is officially a bilingual province, English and French having been spoken in the province since the foundation of the country.

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is an immigration program that allows the Government of New Brunswick to nominate individuals who can meet provincial labour market and economic needs, and who intend to establish themselves in New Brunswick, to the Canadian federal government. Nominees approved under this program, along with their dependents, may become permanent residents of Canada, following approval by the federal government.

The Entrepreneurial Stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to establish, operate and actively manage a business while living and settling in New Brunswick permanently.


Why choose New Brunswick?



General Requirements

- Being the business owner (of at least 33.3%), for at least 3 out of the last 5 years, personally involved in the day-to-day operations as the primary decision-maker, responsible for supervising at least two people; or

-Being the senior manager, for the last five years, personally involved in the day-to-day operations as a primary decision-maker, responsible for supervising at least two people;


Business Requirements* 

The applicant must submit a business plan, and the proposed business must meet the following criteria:


The applicant must control at least 33.33 per cent equity in the business, and assume an active senior management role in the day-to-day operation of the business.

* Other conditions may apply. Also, additional criteria apply whether you start a new business or you purchase an existing one.  Certain businesses are also ineligible. 




Below, we outline the main steps of the application process. Take note that our lawyers will gladly provide detailed information upon request. 


Step 1: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Province of New Brunswick

Once meeting the preliminary eligibility criteria, prospective immigrants will indicate their interest in operating a business and residing in New Brunswick by completing an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the form of a short online survey. On this survey, candidates will provide required information about their business ownership or management experience, language, education, investment, net worth, age, adaptability, and business. They must also submit a business concept of 1,000 to 1,500 words at that stage.

Candidates are placed in a pool of candidates, and ranked against each other using a point-based system.


Step 2: Invitation to Apply

Top scoring applicants will be notified by the New Brunswick government that they are invited to submit a formal application to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) in the form of an Invitation to Apply (ITA) letter. 


Step 3: Submission of the Full Application

The Entrepreneur submits a full application to the NBPNP with all supporting documents relating to the EOI. During this step, unless your application is refused, you will be asked to participate in an interview with NBPNP officers, either in-person or by video conference.


Step 4: Nomination Certificate

After a full assessment of the application, if selected, the Entrepreneur will be asked to submit a deposit of $100,000 CAD and sign a Business Performance Agreement to receive a nomination from the NBPNP


Step 5: Apply for Permanent Residence

Upon nomination, the Entrepreneur will submit their completed application to the Federal Governement who will assess the Permanent Residence Application and make a decision on the permanent residency status.


Step 6: Landing in Canada and Launching the Business

The Entrepreneur lands in New Brunswick and establishes its business within two years of landing in Canada. The NBPNP requires that the business operates for at least one year to be eligible to apply for the refund of the $100,000 CAD deposit. 



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