New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Regional Candidate Program incorporates an Entrepreneurial Stream and a Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Line, targeted at New Brunswick institutions professionals and students.

Entrepreneurial Stream Requirements:

  • Have an eligible connection to New Brunswick.
  • Be aged between 22 and 55.
  • Minimum of two years post-secondary education degree or diploma.
  • Score at least level 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark exam for speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French.
  • Have completed at least two years of full-time post-secondary education.
  • The legally-acquired personal net worth of at least $600,000, of which $300,000 must be available in unencumbered liquidity.
  • Invest at least $250,000 in a New Brunswick business, taking ownership of at least 33 percent.
  • Sign a Business Performance Agreement with the New Brunswick provincial government and pay a deposit of $100,000.
  • Business must create significant economic benefits to New Brunswick.
  • Show business experience – either three years of ownership or five years of senior management experience in the last five years.
  • Submit a business concept of 1,000 to 1,500 words.
  • Conduct an exploratory visit to New Brunswick, or participate in an information session offered by the New Brunswick provincial government.
  • Intend to live permanently in New Brunswick.

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