Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream

This is one of the streams of the PNP program operated by the province of New Brunswick. It is specially designed to target foreign nationals who have established a successful business in New Brunswick and graduated from a post-secondary school in New Brunswick.

Program Requirements

Express Entry Profile

No

Connection to Province

Study Experience

Job Offer

No

Language Proficiency

CLB 7

Level of Education

Post-Secondary

Work Experience

Business ownership

1 year

Investment Requirement

None

Connection to New Brunswick

In order to be eligible for this stream, the candidates must have completed a valid 2-year post-secondary degree in the province of New Brunswick and must have operated their own business for at least 1 year. Additionally, the candidate must have studied a full-time post-secondary program of at least two years at a recognized university or a community college in New Brunswick. Furthermore, the candidate must have lived in the province of New Brunswick during the academic program.

Language Proficiency

In order to be eligible for this stream, the candidates must demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with CLB level 7.

Level of Education

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must have completed at least one two-year post-secondary program in the province of New Brunswick.

Work Experience

The candidates must have owned and operated a business in the province of New Brunswick for at least one year and also have a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit at the time of their application.

Age

The candidates must be anywhere from 22 to 40 years of age on the day of receiving of their application.

Points Assessment Grid

In order to be eligible, the candidates must score at least 65 points on the New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream Assessment Grid.

Business Requirements

The applicants to this stream must have owned and operated a successful business in the province of New Brunswick for at least one year, and it should also meet some additional criteria. The candidate must fully own the business and be actively involved in its management on a daily basis. The candidate must also receive a salary from the business. The salary should be at least the Low-Income Cut-Off plus ten percent (10%). It should be a for-profit business and must provide full-time employment to at least one Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Application Procedure

As this stream operates on the system of Expression of Interest, the eligible candidates must submit it along with a business concept to the New Brunswick PNP. It must be noted that NBPNP pauses intake of new EOIs at times and does not provide any notification in regard to re-opening. While each candidate must score at least 65 points on the NB Entrepreneurial Stream Assessment Grid in order to be eligible, only the candidates ranking at the highest positions and the ones whose business concepts prove to be of economic benefit for the province are issued an invitation to apply.

Applicants receiving an invitation to apply from the NBPNP must submit a completed application for provincial nomination within 90 days by paying a $250 CAD processing fee. Eligible applicants who have submitted an application get invited to participate in an interview with NBPNP immigration officers, which may include a visit to the applicant’s business. If the application and interview process proves to be successful, the applicant is issued a certificate of nomination from New Brunswick.

The applicant gets six months to submit a federal application for Canadian PR after receiving a provincial nomination. The applicants must complete and submit a paper-based application for PR and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Such applications take about 18 months to be processed.

New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream Assessment Grid

In order to be eligible to submit an EOI to this stream, the candidates must score at least 65 points on the assessment grid. As the stream uses the assessment grid to rank candidates, only the ones with the most competitive scores get invited to apply to the program.

Overview of Factors

Factor

Max Points

Age

10

Language

35

Education

25

Work Experience

10

Economic Benefit of Business

10

Adaptability

10

Maximum

100

 

Age

Age

Points

21 or Younger

0

22-34

10

35-40

5

41 or more

0

Maximum

10

 

Language

Level

Points

First Language

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

CLB 9 or higher

7

7

7

7

CLB 8

6

6

6

6

CLB 7

5

5

5

5

Maximum

28

Second Language

CLB 7 or higher

7

Maximum

7

Education

Level of Education

Provider

Points

Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)

Awarded by a New Brunswick university, after completion of a Master’s degree

25

Masters, or Professional Degree*

Awarded by a New Brunswick graduate college or university, after completion of a Bachelor’s degree *(Applicant possesses a professional degree and is licensed by the NB regulatory body in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine or pharmacy)

23

Two or more Canadian Degrees or Diplomas

At least one degree or diploma shall be awarded by a New Brunswick college or university that required at least (3) three years of full-time study

22

Post-Secondary Academic degree

Awarded by a New Brunswick college or university for completion of an undergraduate curriculum that required at least three (3) years of full-time study

21

Post-Secondary Diploma

Awarded by a New Brunswick college or university in a specific trade that required at least two (2) years full time study after high school

19

Maximum

25

 

Work Experience

Work Experience

Points

6 or more years in the last 10 years in NOC O, A or B

10

1 – 5 years in the last 10 years in NOC O, A or B

5

Maximum

10

 

Business Plan

Economic Benefit of the Business

Points

Business is located outside Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John

5

Business is in the agricultural Sector

5

Business is in a priority sector, as defined by the Department

5

Maximum

10

 

Adaptability

Adaptability for your spouse or common-law partner

Points

Your spouse/common-law partner has at least one year of continuous full-time employment in New Brunswick

5

Your spouse/common-law partner has completed at least two years of full-time study, in a minimum two-year program at a post-secondary institution in New Brunswick, with a valid study permit (if applicable)

5

Your Spouse/common-law partner meets the minimum level CLB 5 in English or NCLC 5 in French in all four language abilities (i.e., reading, writing, listening, speaking)

5

You, or your spouse/common-law partner have a close family relative who is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada (i.e., son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew, 18 years or older) living in New Brunswick for at least one year at the time an EOI in submitted to the NBPNP

10

You have additional job skills demonstrated through training or experience and supported by a post-secondary credential (i.e., certificate, diploma, degree) requiring at least one year of full-time study after high school

5

Maximum

10