This registration is only for Entrepreneurs- Business People


The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) 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.

The Guide to the Entrepreneurial Stream (“Guide”) provides comprehensive information about the NBPNP Entrepreneurial Stream. To learn more about program requirements and to determine your eligibility, review this guide before contacting the department. The NBPNP, administered by the Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour (“the Department”), is an immigration recruitment and selection program that allows the Government of New Brunswick to nominate individuals with the greatest ability to become economically established in New Brunswick.

This stream is part of an economic immigration program and is not intended for family reunification, protected persons or for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.




Canadian Language Benchmarks

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the national standards for describing, measuring and recognizing the English language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.​

Canadian Language Benchmarks and IELTS Score Comparison
Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) IELTS Listening IELTS Reading IELTS Writing IELTS Speaking
CLB 5 5 4 5 5

Personal net worth

Points are not awarded for meeting the requirements for personal net worth. “Personal net worth” means value of total assets less the value of total liabilities. It includes all your assets as well as those of your spouse or common-law partner and must be in either or both of your names.

You must have a verifiable personal net worth of at least CAD $600,000 of which CAD $300,000 must be liquid and unencumbered. Your personal net worth must be legally obtained and must be verified by a third party professional designated by the Department. You must disclose your full net worth. Inheritances, donations and gifts shall not be considered as part of your eligible net worth.

“Total assets” means cash in current bank accounts; fixed (term) deposits; pensions; publicly traded stocks, bonds and mutual funds; real property and investments in one or more businesses where you own 100 per cent of the business. “Total liabilities” means mortgages, personal debts and other encumbrances.

Business ownership and/or senior management experience

You may be awarded up to a maximum of 20 points based on your business ownership and/or senior management experience.

You must have been actively involved in a private sector, for-profit, company that is not owned or operated by a government or voluntary sector, as: • the 100 per cent business owner for at least three of the last five years; or, • the senior manager in a business in five of the last five years; and • responsible for supervising at least two employees.

“Private sector” includes for-profit businesses that are not owned or operated by the government or voluntary sector. Experience in the public sector or with companies that have private or individual contracted operations of public assets will not be considered.

Please check the business experience details in the guide:

Retention and Adaptability:

The Province of New Brunswick has a responsibility to select people who show a high likelihood of becoming economically established in the province. If you have first degree relatives in another province of Canada (brother, sister, parents) we strongly recommend you do not participate to our session and you contact the province where your family resides to inquire about their provincial immigration program