International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

This stream of Newfoundland & Labrador PNP allows the graduates from post-secondary institutions of Newfoundland & Labrador to apply for PR if they have at least 1 year of experience in owning and managing a business in the province.

Program Requirements

Express Entry Profile

No

Connection to Province

Education AND Work Experience

Job Offer

No

Language Proficiency

CLB 7

Level of Education

2-year post-secondary program

Work Experience

1 year as business owner and manager

Investment Requirement

None

Connection to Province

The applicants must have completed at least a 2-year post-secondary program in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. In addition to this, the applicant must have experience of at least 1 year in owning and managing a business in the province.

Language Proficiency

The applicants are required to provide proof of language proficiency in either English or French with CLB level 7 at least.

Level of Education

The applicants must have a minimum of a 2-year post-secondary educational credential, which must have been completed in-person at either Memorial University or the College of the North Atlantic within 2 years of submission of the EOI.

Work Experience

The applicants must have experience of at least 1 year in managing and owning a business actively and must own a minimum of one-third of it in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Application Procedure

As this program uses the system of Expression of Interest (EOI) to select the applicants, the candidate must first submit an EOI using the PNP’s online service in order to be considered eligible for this program. Only the most competitive and qualified candidates get invitation to apply to the program.

Upon receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA), the candidates must submit their application for nomination to the province, which should include the documents supporting the information that was included in the original EOI. At this stage, the applicants have to pay an application fee of CAD $250 and provide a Business Continuity Plan along with an Audit Report, describing their entrepreneurial intentions. The applicant will need to participate in an in-person interview only if the application is deemed to be complete.

Once the application gets approved, the applicant receives an official provincial nomination from Newfoundland & Labrador, after which they may apply to IRCC for Canadian PR.