Newfoundland & Labrador
The Sea Bird Capital of North America:
Surrounded by breathtaking nature
The most easterly point of North America, this is where the sun rises and the colors are more vibrant. From miles of untouched coastlines to breaching whales and icebergs, some sights you can only see in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, the journey can be as colourful as stories told around the kitchen table. As meandering as our thousands of kilometres of coastline. As surprising as a humpback whale breaching in the mist. Or as comforting as bakeapple jam.

The economy of Newfoundland and Labrador is heavily dependent on natural resources. For centuries the most important economic activity was cod fishing. Now the province has developed economically, and host various mid sized cities, St. John's (the Capital) being the largest and most vibrant one. There you can find a busy cities with new opportunities in small business, education, importing/ exporting, and others.

If you would like to earn Canadian permanent residency by starting, investing or purchasing a business in Newfoundland and Labrador, explore the details below, or submit a request.

Make a $200,000 Investment
Have $600,000+
in net worth
Score 4+ points in English Test
Work for 2 years
before Residency
Obtain Citizenship in 5+ years
Expandable Questions
What is the geography and temperature of Newfoundland?
The hills and mountains ranges of Newfoundland are an extension of the Appalachian Mountains, a chain of eroded mountains that extend about 1,500 miles in length, from central Alabama in the U.S., through Canada's maritime provinces.

The eroded Long Range Mountains average nearly 670 m (2,200 ft.) in elevation. They dominate the island of Newfoundland, a stunning landmass indented by hundreds of bays, coves, islands and small inlets.

Newfoundland is covered by innumerable lakes and drained by over fifty rivers. The most significant lakes include the Grand, Meelpaeg and Red Indian.

Labrador, bordering the province of Quebec, is the easternmost part of the Canadian Shield. In the central and southern plateau areas the land is hilly, irregular and rough, and blanketed by many lakes and rivers.

When it comes to the weather in Newfoundland and Labrador, you'll never be stuck for conversation; folks here love to talk about it. And as unpredictable as the weather is, the clean, fresh sea air is a welcome constant.

Thanks to the temperate marine climate, you won't have to contend with extreme temperatures. The island of Newfoundland has an average summer temperature of 16°C (61°F), while the winter hovers around 0°C (32°F). In Labrador, the winter climate is somewhat harsher, but temperatures can top 25°C (77°F) during the short but pleasant summers.


Where can I learn more about life in NFLD and Labrador?
Newfoundland and Labrador: The most easterly point of North America, this is where the sun rises and the colors are more vibrant. From miles of untouched coastlines to breaching whales and icebergs, some sights you can only see in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Despite having recently celebrated their 60th anniversary as a province of Canada, Newfoundlanders (or "Newfies" as they are affectionately, or sometimes insultingly, known) still retain a number of unique cultural traditions from their long history of independence. They speak with different accents, use different slang, celebrate different holidays and eat many different foods than other Canadians, and retain a population that has far fewer immigrants and minorities than the rest of the country.




How do you qualify for the entrepreneurship programs?
They are many qualifications. In brief, they are:
  • For the Atlantic provinces, you must have a net worth of at least $600,000 or more, based on the province
  • You must have at least 2 or more years of business experience in your home country,
  • Also, most provinces require you to take an English language test, and get a minimum of a 4 of 10
  • And after you are accepted, you must actually actually establish the business in Canada, in order to receive the nomination that you need to apply for residency
Most provinces generally ask for the same requirements. But there are two main difference
  1. The first is that each province requires you to have a different net worth, or an amount of money that you own.
  2. And the second is that each province requires you to invest a different amount, that is anywhere between 100,000 thousand to 400 000 thousand
What is the application process?
The process begins with us submitting an application, for you, called an Expression of Interest. This applications is like a Resume; it asks you to note down your biographical information, business experience, financial standing, and other topics. After we submit this application, this would complete the first step.

In the second step, your application goes into a pool of all entrepreneur applicants, and you will be assigned a score out of 100 based on your profile.

The provincial government conducts draws every few months, in which it says any entrepreneur applicant with a score above a certain level (for example: Above 73) would receive an invitation to submit a complete Nomination Application.

If you receive an Invitation, then this will begin the third step. We will then be given usually 3 months to prepare this extensive application. During this process, we will be required to submit many supporting documents and work with an international Financial Institution in order to prove your financial position. We would work with you throughout this time, and then submit a complete application to the government.

In the fourth stage, the government would review your application, and approve it or reject it. If the application is true, and complete, it will likely be accepted. If it is accepted, you then must sign an undertaking (promise contract) and other documents that commit you to open that business in the province.

After you sign these documents, in the fifth step we will apply for you to obtain work permits for you and your spouse, and study permits for your children, which would allow all of you to come to Canada. This would complete the application process.

After you succeed in opening the business, and operating it for 1-2 years, you will then receive a nomination. You can then use that to apply for Permanent Residency through the Express Entry process.

In order to arrive in Canada, the process takes about 10-14 months or more.
And in order to obtain your permanent residency status, you will need about 2-3 years.
What other options do I have to obtain residency?
As an entrepreneur, you can either immigrate via the Owner Operator Pathway or the Provincial Entrepreneurship pathway.

Other than business options consider applying through the regular Express Entry process if you can obtain a high point average (above 450 points) in the CRS Points System. If you are unable to obtain such a high score, consider finding a Provincial Nomination Program to apply for. Before you obtain a nomination, most PNPs require you to have a connection to the province: 1) Either a job, 2) A degree or diploma form a local education institution, or 3) A family relative or friend living in that province. Please read more here.
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