Overview Overview

New Brunswick Nominee Program: Entrepreneur Category (Permanent Resident Stream)


The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is in partnership with the federal government of Canada. The purpose of the NBPNP is to increase immigration to NB, to meet NB’s demographic and economic goals.


Why Choose Canada?

  1. G7 and NAFTA member.
  2. Unspoiled environment with environmental controls.
  3. World-class public health care system (one of the best in the world).
  4. Excellent education system (one of the most respected in the world).
  5. Cultural, ethnic and religious tolerance entrenched in the Constitution.
  6. One of the safest countries to live in, offering a high quality of life.
  7. One of the most valued passports for international travel (visa free travel to over 180 countries, including the USA and EU).
  8. Spouse and dependents are included in the application.
  9. Dual citizenship permitted.
About New Brunswick About New Brunswick

About New Brunswick

New Brunswick is a province on the east coast of Canada, bordered on 2 sides by ocean (the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy).  On land, it is bordered by Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Maine (USA), and attached to Prince Edward Island via the 12.9km Confederation Bridge.  The largest cities are Moncton, Fredericton (the capital), and Saint John (a port city on the Bay of Fundy).

New Brunswick has the lowest housing prices in Canada, one of the lowest crime rates, and is the only bilingual province.  It is home to 10 colleges and 9 universities, including Mount Allison University, which has been ranked the top undergraduate university in Canada (by MacLean’s magazine) 21 times in the last 29 years.

The province’s landscape is beautiful and varied, attracting many tourists year-round.  The northern area is dominated by the Appalachian mountain range, while the interior is forested.  The east is mainly flat with beautiful white sand beaches (including Kouchibouguac National Park), while the south is rugged and famous for its red soil and the Hopewell Rocks.  Tourists enjoy a variety of leisure activities, such as beaches,  golf courses, eco-tourism adventures, touring the countryside, and enjoying cultural events held in local communities.

New Brunswick has strategic access to global markets with efficient transportation systems and infrastructure.  It is located close to key markets, such as New York, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal.  Its major industries are agriculture (blueberries, potatoes, maple syrup, etc.), fishing, forestry, mining, tourism, and manufacturing.  Information technology, cybersecurity, financial services, and innovative energy are rapidly growing industries.  NB businesses enjoy the lowest operating costs in Canada, with Government incentives, and a skilled and bilingual workforce (26.1% has post-secondary education).

Statistics Canada 2016 information on NB may be found here.

Qualifications Qualifications


  1. Settle in NB, and to invest in, or own a business in NB (min. $250,000 investment).
  2. Create a business concept with the potential to provide economic benefit to NB.
  3. Be between 22 and 55 years of age.
  4. Have completed at least 2 years of post-secondary education (after high school).
  5. Have a minimum 3 years (in the last 5 years) of business ownership/management experience (min. 33.3% ownership); or 5 years (in the last 5 years) of senior management experience, directly managing at least 2 employees.
  6. Have basic proficiency in English or French (minimum CLB 5 in all categories).
  7. Have minimum $600,000 in Net Worth ($300,000 in liquid/unencumbered funds).
  8. Be able to document the source of funds for $600,000.
  9. Pass a security background check and medical check.
Process Process


    EOI Form

    0-12 Months

    Prepare application 

    0-3 Months

    Permanent Resident visa

    12 Months