Newfoundland & Labrador's Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

NLNP's International Graduate Entrepreneur category offers permanent residency to graduates owning and managing a business in Newfoundland for a year.

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 one continuous year. In order to receive nomination for permanent resident status, the graduate entrepreneur must fulfill certain criteria outlined by the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

Eligibility

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Provide a business continuity plan with supporting financial documentation verified by a recognized third-party professional service (applicants are solely responsible for payment of associated fees related to obtaining these documents);
  • Have completed a degree or diploma after at least two academic years of full-time, in-person study at Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic with the degree or diploma having been completed within two years of submission of the Expression of Interest;
  • Have a valid post-graduate work permit;
  • Want to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador while owning and actively managing a local business that has the potential to create significant economic benefit to Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Have at least one year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning the current business (33.3 per cent minimum ownership);
  • Demonstrate ability to create at least one full-time equivalent job for local population (permanent residents and Canadian citizens);
  • Demonstrate that the business is a for-profit entity with the primary purpose of earning profits through the sale of goods and/or services;
  • Have a score of at least 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
  • Complete an online Expression of Interest; and
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply from the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

Advantages of Newfoundland and Labrador International Entrepreneur Stream

  • There is no minimum investment requirement

Graduates of Newfoundland post-secondary institutions who have at least one year of experience owning and managing a business in the province can apply for this program.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and How it works

The Federal Government of Canada has entered into bilateral agreements with provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) to allow the provinces and territories to nominate individuals for permanent residence based on the provinces' assessment of the nominees' ability to contribute to the economic growth and development of those provinces.

Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements, selecting applicants that

  • have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
  • want to live in that province, and
  • want to become permanent residents of Canada

To obtain permanent residence via Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you must go through two steps:

  1. You must decide where you want to live in Canada and apply to that province or territory for a stream that you're eligible for. SuperVisas can help you with it in this application.
  2. After a province or territory nominates you, you must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence. The IRCC, a federal agency, will assess your application based on Canadian immigration law. If you have already obtained your nomination from a province or territory, please go to our program: Permanent Residence – Provincial Nominee Class.

Answer a few questions to find out if you'll be able to apply under Provincial Nominee Program.

Based on your answers, we will tell you what programs you may be eligible for, so be as accurate as you can.

Services provided by SuperVisas and its Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs):

  • assess your qualifications for the Provincial Nominee Program.
  • provide your with a checklist of information and documents required in support of your application.
  • guide your through the process of obtaining required documents such as medical and security clearances.
  • complete the application forms to ensure that they best show your qualifications.
  • review your application package including application forms, supporting documents and Canadian Government processing fees.
  • guide, provide editing comments with regard to your application.
  • submit your complete application package to the Canadian government.
  • communicate any government request to you and assist you in responding to any government request.
  • communicate the result of your application from the government.
Pricing
CA$1,590
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    First you will answer a few questions to ensure you are eligible for the visa. Only if you are eligible will the payment unlock. Making payment assigns an immigration lawyer or regulated consultant to your application. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. Read our Transparency Pledge. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted.

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    You can complete as many of the application tasks you wish before payment. Take your time. Some visas require a lot of information, which requires answering questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your situation - preventing errors and omissions - and saving you time.

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    Once all the tasks are completed, our experts will review your answers and start preparing your application so that the best case is best presented. Government fees are also due once the application is completed and we can correctly calculate the government fees due. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with an accurate application.

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    We notify you when your visa is approved! If there are any questions or rejections from the government, we will answer them and resubmit without any further fees from us. We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and provide alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing or taking the next step toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place.

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Required Documents

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  • No document is required for this visa