International Entrepreneur

The International Entrepreneur category is open to prospective immigrants around the world who wish to settle in the province and be engaged in the daily operation of a business they create, join, or take over.

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Are you Eligible

Review each category Eligibility Criteria on the right sidebar.

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Complete Form

Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) with as much details as possible.

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Follow-Up

We will follow-up with you if you the meet eligible criteria.

Are you an International Entrepreneur?

The Provincial Government, December 20th, 2018, released application guides and forms for two new business immigration categories under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP), International Graduate Entrepreneur and International Entrepreneur.

The International Graduate Entrepreneur category is open to graduates of Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic who wish to create or co-own and manage a business in the province. 

The International Entrepreneur category is open to prospective immigrants around the world who wish to settle in the province and be engaged in the daily operation of a business they create, join, or take over. 

Eligibility requirements for both categories can also be found in the backgrounder located here.

International Entrepreneur
  • 21 to 59 years of age.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark 5 level of English or French in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • $500,000 in unencumbered net business and personal assets that could readily be transferred to Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • $200,000 ready to invest in a new or existing business in the province.
  • At least two years’ experience actively managing and owning a business or more than five years’ experience in a senior business management role.
International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Graduated or completed a program of at least two years in length from a public post-secondary institution, as per Federal Government requirements.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark 7 level of English or French in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • No minimum investment is required, however, an applicant must have at least one year’s experience in actively managing and owning a business in which they hold a minimum one-third ownership in Newfoundland and Labrador prior to seeking the provincial nomination.
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