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The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Overview

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Entrepreneurial Stream is aimed at professionals ready to invest in a business in the province and move there with their families.


  • Be aged between 22 and 55.
  • Minimum two years post-secondary education degree or diploma.
  • Score at least level 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark exam for speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French.
  • Have completed at least two years full time post-secondary education.
  • Legally-acquired personal net worth of at least $600,000, of which $300,000 must be available in available in unencumbered liquidity.
  • Invest at least $250,000 in a New Brunswick business, taking ownership of at least 33%.
  • Sign a Business Performance Agreement with the New Brunswick provincial government and pay a deposit of $100,000.
  • Business must create significant economic benefit to New Brunswick.
  • Show business experience – either three years of ownership or five years of senior management experience in the last five years.
  • Submit a business concept of 1,000 to 1,500 words.
  • Conduct an exploratory visit to New Brunswick, or participate in an information session offered by the New Brunswick provincial government.
  • Intend to live permanently in New Brunswick.


  • Stage I - Submit Expression of Interest (EOI).
  • Stage II - Invitation to Apply (ITA). Selected candidates receive an Invitation to Apply. Candidates have 90 days to submit an immigration application to the New Brunswick immigration department.
  • Stage III - Application Assessment, an interview maybe included.
  • Stage IV - Nomination Decision. Approved candidates receive a letter with instructions for submitting a signed and dated Business Performance Agreement and the deposit of $100,000 to the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
  • Stage V - Permanent Residence Application. Successful candidates received a nomination from New Brunswick, for use in applying to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada for permanent residence.
  • Stage VI - Landing and Establishing Business in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Overview

  • New Brunswick, the largest of Canada ‘s three Maritime Provinces, is located under Quebec ‘s Gaspé Peninsula and beside the State of Maine. Its northern border also includes the Restigouche River and the Baie des Chaleurs.
  • New Brunswick’s communities vary from its eight major cities, Bathurst, Campbellton, Dieppe, Edmundston, the provincial capital of Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton and Saint John (“Saint” is always spelled out), to its many attractive towns and villages located throughout the province that offer a wide range of attractions to visitors and residents alike.
  • Its rivers, such as the mighty St. John , the magnificent Restigouche or the majestic Miramichi, all possess unique characteristics unlike anywhere else you can find. From rolling farmlands to picturesque forests, river valleys to rocky pinnacles, the beauty and variety New Brunswick offers is unique in the world.