New Brunswick Provincial Plans

Number 1

Business Immigration Stream

This stream is well suited for senior business managers or experienced business owners who are willing to start or buy a business in New Brunswick and to be actively involved in it as well.


For consideration you must:



  • Have an eligible connection to New Brunswick through at least one of the ways below:

-New Brunswick Exploratory tour for 5 business days; or

-Proof of family member living in New Brunswick as Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen; or

-Proof of at least one-year post-secondary studies in New Brunswick for the applicant or spouse; or

-Proof of 30 hours per week at least 6 months of work experience in New Brunswick


  • Be between the ages of 21-59 years
  • Have a minimum of high school diploma
  • Have obtained a minimum score equal to or greater than a Canadian Language Benchmark CLB5
  • Have a verifiable personal net worth of at least CAD $500,000
  • Obtain a score of at least 65/100 points on the stream’s selection factors
  • Plan on living in New Brunswick
  • Make an eligible business investment of not less than CAD $150,000


Application Process


Step 1: Expression of Interest Criteria


Applicants must carefully fill out and submit an online Expression of Interest form (EOI). From there EOIs will be selected based on their score, background, and future business plans. EOIs will remain valid for 12 months from the date of receipt, and if the EOI is not selected, the applicant may submit a new one afterward.


Step 2: Receiving the Invitation to Apply


Invitation to apply to submit a full application will be given to successful candidates whose EOIs have been selected. Applicants must complete the application form along with sending the supporting documents for up to 90 days. A business plan and a Net Worth Verification Report must also be provided.


Step 3: Application Assessment


At this step, applications will be evaluated in receipt order.


Step 4: Application Approval


The Immigration Office will send a Business performance Agreement and a work permit support letter if approved.


Step 5: Work Permit Application


After receiving the Work Permit Letter of Support, the applicant must apply to IRCC. The Federal Government will review the application and issue a work permit if it is approved. The work permit is valid for 2 years.


Step 6: Arrive in Canada


Within 1 month following the applicant’s arrival date in Canada, the applicant must report in writing to the Immigration office and submit to PETL the Report Of Arrival form and Within the first 9 months following arrival date in Canada, the business must be open.

Within 2 years following arrival date in Canada, the applicant must have operated the business for one year according to the terms and conditions set out in the signed and dated Business Performance Agreement.


Step 7: Apply for The Permanent residency


If conditions were met, a Nomination Certificate will be issued from the province. The Applicant then submits documents to IRCC. IRCC will assess the application based on Canadian immigration law and make the final decision for granting a PR visa.


For more information follow the link below:

Number 2

New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is for workers with the skills, education and work experience to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy, and who are ready to live and work in New Brunswick permanently.


For consideration you must:


  • Be between the ages of 19-55
  • Have a High school diploma
  • Have at least one-year full-time work experience
  • Score a minimum of 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in either French or English
  • Have been offered a full-time job from an NB employer (your offer of employment must be genuine)
  • Your job is represented in one of the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill levels:

-High-skilled workers are defined as individuals with an occupation within NOC 0, A, B.

-Semi-skilled workers have occupations that fall under NOC C.

-Low-skilled workers have occupations that fall under NOC D skill types 7, 8, and 9, as well as NOC 6711 (Food Counter Attendants) and NOC 6731 (Light-duty Cleaners).

  • Score a minimum of 60 points in the selection factors to be considered for nomination by PETL.


For more information please visit:

Number 3

Skilled Workers with Express Entry: Labour Market

New Brunswick Express Entry is for individuals who are highly skilled and looking to live in New Brunswick permanently and contribute to its economy through full-time, ongoing employment.


For consideration you must:



  • be between the ages of 22-55
  • acquire a Canadian High school credential or equivalent
  • have 1 or more years of experience working in New Brunswick (Only skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC), are eligible)
  • provide proof that you will live and work in New Brunswick.
  • obtain a score of at least 67/100 points on the selection factors
  • prove that you have sufficient funds to support yourself and your family
  • score a minimum of 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in either French or English

About New Brunswick

Swallowtail Lighthouse

Swallowtail Lighthouse and Grand Manan Ferry departing the island

Caves and Coastal

Features at low tide of the Bay of Fundy at St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

John's Harbour

Commerce, trade, ships of all kinds lined up along St John’s Harbour in Newfoundland

Bernard Valcourt Bridge

Bernard Valcourt Bridge   Edmundston – New Brunswick