NB Business Immigration Stream Selection Factors

NB Business Immigration Stream Selection Factors

If you meet the NB Business stream eligibility terms, then your application assessment will happen as per the NB Business Immigration Stream Selection Factors such as:

Age – Max 10 Points

Age Points (Max 10 Points)
21-59 05
30-49 10
50-59 05

Language Skill Level 

First Official Language Listening Reading Writing Speaking Max Points
CLB 7 or more 5 5 5 5 20
CLB 6 4 4 4 4
CLB 5 3 3 3 3
Second Official Language
CLB 5 or more in all 4 skill areas 05

Besides, to give proof of your language skills, give valid test results of the following:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General
  • Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)or
  • Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada).

Further, at the time of submitting test results, they must be valid. Because test results are only valid for 2 years.

Language Test Reading Writing Listening Speaking
IELTS General 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
CELPIP General 5 5 5 5
TEF Canada 151-180 226-270 181-216 226-270
TCF Canada 375-405 6 369-397 6

Education Level

Under this factor the applicant must have:

Education Level – Canadian or equal Points (Max 20)
Master’s degree or PhD 20
Bachelor’s degree 16
Post-secondary diploma 13
High school diploma 10

Personal Net Worth

Under this factor, the applicant must have a legal and verified net worth of CAD $500,000.

Business Ownership / Work Experience

As a business owner, one can claim 15 points for the following terms:

  • For the 3 out of 5 years, the applicant must be the owner of the business, and
  • Must be supervising a minimum of 2 employees.

Based on senior management experience, the applicant can get up to 9 points

  • Are managing a division, department, organisation, or a part of the organisation; or an important function in the organisation; and
  • In 3 out of 5 years, are a senior manager in a business; and
  • Are supervising a minimum of 2 employees; and
  • Have the authority to hire/terminate, or recommend these and other actions, such as promotion and leave approval; and
  • Are involved in the day-to-day decision making for running the business; and
  • The company the applicant works not be a for-profit company that is owned by a government or a voluntary sector.


Business Ownership or Experience Points (Max 15)
·        Have a minimum of 51% of ownership in the business.

·        Handles day to day activities of the business.

·        Supervises at least 2 employees.

10 years in the past 10 years 15
6 to 9 years in the past 10 years. 12
3 years in the past 5 years. 8
Senior Management Experience or Experience Points
·        Working in a senior manager role.

·        Involved in day-to-day activities of a for-profit organisation.

·        Supervises at least 2 employees.

10 years in the past 10 years 9
6 to 9 years in the past 10 years. 7
3 years in the past 5 years. 5
Shareholder Investment Experience Points
Owns shares in other businesses but does not actively participate in the business. Any 0

Business Concept

For submitting a business concept along with your EOI application you can get up to 25 points. So, you must prove that your business concept will benefit the province. Also, the business must be operating to get profits by selling services/products.

Business Concept Points (Max 25)
Visited the province for a minimum of 5 business days within 1 year (12 months). A report of this business trip must be included with the EOI application. 5
Will be transferring a minimum of 5 years of business ownership experience in the same industry and sector in NB 4
Business location: outside of the greater Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton regions (more than 20 km from the city centre) 5
Investment is more than $500,000 CAD




Investment is between $150,000 to $499,999 CAD






Have shared appropriate and applicable statutes, regulations, by-laws, and accreditation requirements related to the business plan. 3
Have shared complete details of market research for the business plan. 5


Adaptability Max Points
Studied in an NB recognised institution as a full-time student for a minimum period of 1 year and past the age of 17 with a valid study permit; Or 05
Have a minimum of 6 months of work experience in NB; Or
Have a minimum language skill level of CLB/NCLC 5 in English/French.


To qualify under this stream, you must score a minimum of 65 points out of 100 under the NB Business Immigration Stream Selection Factors.

Besides, the NB Business Immigration Stream Selection Factors are set in such a manner that it helps the province to filter the best candidates to grow the province. If you have the skills, then NB will select you.