New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream

What is New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream?

To be eligible for the New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream, candidates must have completed a valid 2-year post-secondary degree in New Brunswick, and have operated a business that they must own in New Brunswick for at least one year, before applying to Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream. The candidate must have studied full-time at a recognized university in New Brunswick, or the New Brunswick Community College, in a post-secondary program of at least two years. To apply under this program, it is also necessary that the applicant, must also have lived in New Brunswick during the academic program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be aged between 22 and 40.
  • Score at least level 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark for speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French.
  • Have completed at least two years full-time post-secondary education at a recognized New Brunswick university or community college.
  • Have lived in New Brunswick for the duration of the course (distance-learning courses do not qualify).
  • Have 100 per cent owned and operated a business for one full year.
  • Have a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit.
  • Intend to live permanently in New Brunswick.
  • Candidates must score at least 65 points on the New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream Assessment Grid
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New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream: Selection Factors









Work Experience


Economic Benefit of the Business







21 or younger0
41 or more0


First LanguageReadingWritingListeningSpeaking
CLB 9 or higher7777
CLB 86666
CLB 75555
Second Language
CLB 7 or higher7


Level of EducationPoints
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)Awarded by a New Brunswick university, after completion of a Master’s degree25
Masters, or Professional Degree*Awarded by a New Brunswick graduate college or university, after completion of a Bachelor’s degree *(Applicant possesses a professional degree and is licensed by the NB regulatory body in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine or pharmacy)23
Two or more Canadian Degrees or DiplomasAt least one degree or diploma shall be awarded by a New Brunswick college or university that required at least (3) three years of full time study22
Post-Secondary Academic degreeAwarded by a New Brunswick college or university for completion of an undergraduate curriculum that required at least three (3) years of full time study21
Post-Secondary DiplomaAwarded by a new Brunswick college or university in a specific trade that required at least two (2) years full time study after high school19


Work ExperiencePoints
6 or more years in the last 10 years in NOC O, A or B10
1 – 5 years in the last 10 years in NOC O, A or B5


Economic Benefit of the BusinessPoints
Business is located outside Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John5
Business is in the agricultural Sector5
Business is in a priority sector, as defined by the Department5


Adaptability for your spouse or common-law partnerPoints
Your spouse/common-law partner has at least one year of continuous full time employment in New Brunswick5
Your spouse/common-law partner has completed at least two years of full-time study, in a minimum two-year program at a post-secondary institution in New Brunswick, with a valid study permit(if applicable)5
Your Spouse/common-law partner meets the minimum level CLB 5 in English or NCLC 5 in French in all four language abilities (i.e. reading, writing, listening, speaking)5
You, or your spouse/common-law partner have a close family relative who is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada (i.e. son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew, 18 years or older) living in New Brunswick for at least one year at the time an EOI in submitted to the NBPNP10
You have additional job skills demonstrated through training or experience and supported by a post-secondary credential(i.e. certificate, diploma, degree) requiring at least one year of full time study after high school5


STEPS FOR Applying in New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream

  • Candidates submit a self-assessed Expression of Interest scored on the factors listed above.
  • Successful candidates receive an Invitation to Apply.
  • Applicants who receive an invitation to apply, now, must submit a complete application for provincial nomination within 90 days.
  • Applicants will be invited to participate in an interview with NBPNP immigration officers.
  • Successful Candidates apply for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • After the above steps, applicant reports landing within 30 days to NBPNP offices in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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