Process to apply under New Brunswick entrepreneurial stream:
Step 1 – Check your eligibility for this stream.
Step 2 – Make sure you have all the required documents on hand to prepare and submit a complete and correct application to the Government of New Brunswick and to the Government of Canada.
Step 3 – Submit an EOI indicating your interest in applying for permanent residence through the NBPNP. It is an expression of your interest(EOI) to apply for immigration through the Entrepreneurial Stream.
Step 4 – Before submitting an EOI, make sure that you have at least one of the following eligible connections:
a) You have visited New Brunswick for at least five business days within the previous 24 months prior to submitting your EOI; or
b) You have participated in an Entrepreneurial Stream information session offered by an official representative from the Government of New Brunswick within the previous 24 months prior to submitting your EOI.
c) You or your spouse have been awarded a diploma or certificate that required at least two years full-time study at a post-secondary institution in New Brunswick after completion of high school; or
d) You or your spouse have worked 30 hours per week for at least 12 consecutive months in a high-skilled occupation (NOC O, A, B) for a company located in New Brunswick; or
e) You or your spouse have family members (i e, parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, who are Permanent Residents or citizens of Canada living in New Brunswick for at least 12 months, or dependent children studying in NB).
Step 5 – EOIs will remain in the pool for a period of 12 months. If after 12 months a candidate does not receive an ITA, they can re-apply to the program.
Step 6 – Selected candidates will receive an ITA informing them to submit a full application online via the New Brunswick online system.
Step 7 – Submission of provincial application to PETL (Department of PostSecondary Education, Training and Labour)Once you have submitted your complete application online and paid the processing fee, PETL will conduct a full review of your application and it will be assessed according to eligibility requirements and selection factors.
Step 8 – Preparing your Business Plan, in developing the plan you must demonstrate that you have conducted extensive research and considered relevant economic, market and cultural factors. You must also take into account your strengths and weaknesses.
Step 9 – PETL may request additional evidence and information as reasonably required for verifying and processing your application.
Step 10 – PETL may require you to participate in an interview as reasonably required to verify information related to your application, or any other reason to be disclosed at the time of the request. The interview shall be held in your preferred language of English and/or French. Interpreters are not permitted during the interview. The format, location and time of the interview shall be determined by PETL. Failure to attend your scheduled interview may result in the refusal of your application.
Step 11 – PETL will advise you and your representative, if applicable, of the final decision in writing and upload that decision to your online profile’s dashboard.
Step 12 – If you are nominated, you will receive a letter with instructions for submitting a signed and dated Business Performance Agreement and the deposit of $100,000 CAD to PETL within 60 days of issuance of the letter.
Step 13 – After receiving your nomination certificate, you can apply to IRCC for PR.