Canada (New Brunswick)

Canada is widely known as a country of outstanding beauty filled with stunning scenery and endless forests. If you are looking for the best sights mother nature has to offer, Canada is the perfect match. Canada’s robust economy coupled with its stable political environment have made it one of the most attractive immigration destinations. Well-developed health and education systems as well as an open attitude towards immigrants have also been a draw.

Program Overview

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program-Entrepreneurial Stream has been developed for investors willing to establish and operate a business in New Brunswick. The program is administered by the province in partnership with the federal government. Potential investors initially submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) indicating their interest in participating in the program. The highest scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply letter and will submit a full application to the province. Should the investor be nominated by the province, he/she will apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada for permanent residency. The nomination is contingent upon submitting CAD 100,000 deposit accompanied with a signed business performance agreement. As the final step, investors are required to establish their business within 2 years of landing in Canada.

 Program Benefits
Months to Residency
Min. Investment Amount (C$)
Years to Citizenship (after residency)

An abundance of reasons support Canada’s suitability for immigration. Below is a breakdown of reasons why relocation to Canada and investing in New Brunswick have been beneficial for individuals:

  • Canada has been considered one of the most liberal countries respecting and promoting individual freedoms and human rights.
  • Canada has been assessed as one of the safest countries in the world.
  • Canada’s economy resembles the U.S. in terms of a high standard of living.
  • The Canadian passport is associated with high international mobility
  • Low business costs, lower taxes and strong economic growth indicators offer great satisfaction for individuals investing in New Brunswick.
  • Bordering the Atlantic seaport, New Brunswick is in proximity to Europe and therefore, wide market access to European countries can be assumed for those investing in New Brunswick.
  • Permanent residency for you and your family: If your application is successful, you and your family will be granted permanent residency in Canada.
  • Access to Canadian healthcare and education: As a permanent resident, you will have access to Canada’s universal healthcare system and public education system.
  • The ability to work and live anywhere in Canada: Once you have permanent residency, you are free to work and live anywhere in Canada.
  • The ability to sponsor your family members to immigrate to Canada: As a permanent resident, you can sponsor your spouse, children, and other family members to immigrate to Canada.
Program Qualifications

Individuals must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for the privileges and benefits enumerated above . The eligibility requirements for New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial stream are as follows:

  • Age: You must be between 21 and 59 years old.
  • Business plan: You must submit a detailed business plan for your proposed business in New Brunswick.
  • Investment: You must invest a minimum of $150,000 in your business in New Brunswick.
  • Investors should have the intention to settle in New Brunswick.
  • Investors should possess a verifiable personal net worth of at least CAD 600,000. 300,000 of this amount must be liquid and unencumbered.
  • Investors are required to invest at least CAD 250,000 of their funds to establish a business in New Brunswick.
  • Investors should remain actively involved in the management of their business.
  • Investors must have completed a minimum of two years of full-time post-secondary education.
  • Investors should demonstrate 3 out of 5 years of experience in managing and owning a business (of at least 33.3% ownership) or demonstrate . Ffive out of five years of experience in a senior business management role can substitute for the previous requirement.
  • Investors should maintain a level of language proficiency (French or English) and obtain an overall band score of 5 or more on the Canadian Language Benchmark Test.
Investment Options

Business immigration candidates interested in investing in New Brunswick are able to realize their desire through the Entrepreneurial Stream Of The Provincial Nominee Program. The program requires investors to establish, operate and manage a business in New Brunswick while permanently residing in the province. As noted above, investors’ investment in the business should not be less than CAD 250,000.

Make Canada your second home 

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GDP (per capita)
C$36.088 Billion
GDP (purchasing power parity)

UTC -3.5 to -8
9,984,670 km2
English, French
CAD$ (C$)
Agriculture, energy, technology, services and manufacturing


  • World-class health care system, one of the best in the world
  • One of the most respected Education System in the world
  • One of the safest countries to live in, offering a high quality of life

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