Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program - Business

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NL PNP) - Business Category

The New Brunswick Entrepreneurial stream targets qualified foreign entrepreneurs who are interested in managing a business that will contribute to New Brunswick’s economy.

International Entrepreneurial

This category is an immigration program for experienced business owners or senior business managers who wish to start or acquire a business in Newfoundland and Labrador and who intend to provide ongoing participation in the day-to-day management and direction of a business.


The key feature of the International Entrepreneur Category is that it is a temporary to permanent residence program.

Its 6-Step Toward PR

General Criteria

  • Welcomes 21 ~ 59 of age;
  • Provide a business plan with supporting financial documentation;
  • High school diploma;
  • Have at least $600,000 CAD in net business and personal assets;
  • Invest at least $200,000 CAD of their own money to establish a business in NL with minimum ownership of 33.3%, or $1 million in equity investment;
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience actively managing and owning a business in the last 5 years OR 5 or more years’ experience in a senior business management role in the last 10 years;
  • CLB 5 in English or French.

International Graduate Entrepreneurial

The International Graduate Entrepreneur category is intended for graduates of Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic who have already started or bought a local business and maintained day-to-day operations for at least 1 continuous year:

  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Provide a business continuity plan;
  • Have completed a degree or diploma after at least 2 academic years of full-time;
  • Have a valid post-graduate work permit;
  • Have at least 1 year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning the current business (33.3% minimum ownership);
  • Have a score of at least CLB 7 in English or French.


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