Immigration & Visas

Fredericton's Business Immigration Team

For more comprehensive information about what you can expect when immigrating to Fredericton, visit Ignite's Newcomers section.

While the Government of Canada is responsible for Immigration Services, New Brunswick has specific programs to expedite applications for business-related immigrants wanting to settle in Fredericton.

Ignite can help you navigate the world of Canadian immigration and identify the business immigration support programs that meet your needs and those of your employees.

Contact our Immigration Team to for more information about business immigration programs.

Almost 7% of Fredericton’s population are immigrants. More immigrants choose to establish their lives and businesses in Fredericton than any other region of New Brunswick. We offer both business and personal support networks that ensure immigrants thrive in our region.

NB PNP - New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

The NB PNP enables prospective immigrants with targeted skills, qualifications, and experience to expedite their applications for Canadian Permanent Residence. Processing times for NB PNP applications are much faster than other Canadian immigration classes.
Contact the NB PNP to find out more. 

Start-up Visas

Canada offers a special program for talented immigrant entrepreneurs and their teams who want to set up business in Fredericton and gain permanent residency. A Start-Up Visa gets you into Canada and working on building your business faster than any other program.

Fredericton’s business incubator Planet Hatch is the ONLY approved business accelerator program in Atlantic Canada for Business Accelerator or Incubator Start-Up Visas.

Ignite works directly with immigrant entrepreneurs to help them take full advantage of Fredericton’s exceptional start-up ecology. Fredericton is home-base to the majority of New Brunswick’s research, education, capital, and government institutions critical for product development, employee recruitment, access to markets, and provincial regulatory decision-making.

We get entrepreneurs in front of the right people at the right time.

Fredericton Immigrant Support Programs

Fredericton has the support programs to help immigrants integrate into their new community, including the business community. Here are few of the programs available:

The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce offers the Business Immigrant Mentorship Program, a six-month, provincially-funded curriculum providing both classroom training and one-on-one mentorship with an experienced Canadian businessperson.

The University of New Brunswick’s English Second Language Programme has helped thousands of people from around the world learn English and the Canadian culture since 1950.The MulticulturalAssociation of Fredericton offers a variety of settlement, cultural integration, and language programs, including the Business English for Newcomers program.