New Brunswick is one of four Atlantic provinces on Canada’s East Coast, and the most bilingual province in Canada.  New Brunswick is the least densely populated Atlantic province with 3 main cities and much of it’s terrain covered in rocky forest.   The climate is more extreme than other Atlantic regions. Much of New Brunswick’s economy is connected to government, construction & manufacturing, with a smaller focus on natural resources and tourism.   Agriculture in the region produces potatoes, apples, cranberries and maple syrup. The cost of living in New Brunswick is generally lower than other Provinces in Canada.


The New Brunswick PNP Program operates three streams through which it is possible to immigrate to New Brunswick.  You may be qualified in the following situations:

  • you are in the Express Entry pool and also meet NB PNP requirements, or
  • you wish to start a business in New Brunswick, or
  • you have a job offer from a New Brunswick employer.


1. Express Entry  2. Entrepreneur Stream 3. Skilled worker with Employer Support

1. Express Entry 

The New Brunswick Express Entry stream is for individuals who are eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker program, and have submitted an Expression of Interest to the NB PNP.

Applicant criteria:

  • you meet eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • you are between 22 and 55 years old
  • you have sufficient financial resources to successfully establish in New Brunswick
  • if you have an offer of arranged employment in New Brunswick, the business must have been in operation for a min of 1 year
  • you have completed an education that is equivalent to a min Canadian High School diploma
  • you achieve a min of 67 points on New Brunswick selection factors

Application fee: CAD $250

2. Entrepreneur Stream

The New Brunswick entrepreneurial stream provides the opportunity to immigrate to experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to establish and operate a business while living in New Brunswick.  Applicants are assessed against a points grid to determine who will be invited to participate in this application stream.

Applicant criteria:

  • you have a min personal net worth of CAD $600,000, with liquid assets of min CAD $300,000
  • you will make a min investment in the business of CAD $250,000
  • you have either business ownership experience for 3 out of past 5 years; or senior management experience, in a for-profit entity, full-time for past 5 years
  • you have completed a min two-year post-secondary credential
  • you scored a min CLB 5 on a valid language test
  • you are between 22-55 years of age
  • you score a min of 65 on the selection criteria

Business criteria:

  • applicant must own at least 1/3 of the business; must provide active, daily management
  • business can be a new entity or the purchase of an existing entity
  • business must be for-profit and have the potential to create significant economic benefit to New Brunswick
  • if purchasing an existing business, it must be owned by same principals for past 3 years, and achieved a net profit for at least 2 out of 3 previous years
  • must create at least 2 full time jobs for Canadians that are not related to you
  • business must operate at least 2 years
  • a list of ineligible businesses is published by the NB PNP
  • $100,000 deposit is provided to NB PNP upon nomination, and held until conditions for business establishment/operation have been met

Application fee: CAD $2000

3. Skilled worker with Employer Support

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support stream is for individuals who are working in New Brunswick.

Applicant criteria:

  • you are a full-time employee of a New Brunswick company that has been in operation for at least one year, and you have a permanent job offer
  • your job is within one of the following NOC skill levels:
    • 0, A or B
    • C or D, skill type 1,3,7,8,9
  • you have the skills and education necessary to carry out the job
  • your language skills are sufficient for the position offered; NOC C or D positions require min CLB 4 on a valid language test
  • you achieve a min of 50 points according to the selection factors

Application fee: CAD $250


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