New Brunswick modified its entrepreneurial immigration project


In January 2021, New Brunswick has changed its Entrepreneur Stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program to a new model where the applicant must obtain a work permit before applying for a provincial nomination. All entrepreneurs will also have to sign the Business Performance Agreement and operate a business for a minimum of 1 year. Only after this stage, candidates will be able to apply for permanent residency. Earlier, New Brunswick was the only province in Canada that offered a one-step application for permanent residency through the entrepreneurial stream. From now on, the entrepreneurial streams in all provinces, except Quebec, will adopt a model in which the provincial immigration departments will first review the investment and entrepreneurship of enterprises in the local area, and then issue provincial nomination invitations.