New Brunswick: Business Stream

This category targets qualified business people who will own and actively manage a business that will contribute to New Brunswick’s economy.

Minimum Requirements-
In order to be eligible as a Business Applicant, candidates must:
  • • Be between 22 and 55 years of age;
    • Hold at least a high school diploma;
    • Demonstrate sufficient English and, or French language ability to actively manage a business in New Brunswick;
    • Demonstrate an intention to live and operate a business in New Brunswick;
    • Show relevant and proven management experience in three of the last five years;
    • Provide a business plan, approved by a New Brunswick government official, that will show how the business will benefit New Brunswick;
    • Have a personal net worth of at least $300,000 CAD;
    • Have sufficient funds to establish the business, settle successfully, and support all dependent family members for up to two years;
    • Submit a conditionally refundable deposit of $75,000 CAD and a signed copy of the Deposit Agreement prior to nomination;
    • Make at least one business trip to New Brunswick and demonstrate an understanding of the province's business environment;
    • Meet with an NBPNP official for an interview following the business trip; and
    • Score 50 points on a selection grid.