Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Programs for Newcomers

Fredericton is a great place to start your Canadian business

Other than Start-up Visa, Planet Hatch has tailored programs and resources to help our immigrant entrepreneurs succeed with both their businesses and their new lives in Fredericton. Within our entrepreneurial hub, you can access various programs to help you get started. We are co-located with the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, which offers a Business Immigrant Mentorship Program, an incubator called HIVE and a program that allows you to purchase an already existing business called Succession Connect.  

The Business Immigrant Mentorship Program, The HIVE and Succession Connect

The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Immigrant Mentorship Program (BIMP), the HIVE and Succession Connect, offer a unique business incubator program that teaches more than the basics of business. It introduces participants to Canadian business customs, strategies and networks. 

Planet Hatch is the only acceleration centre in New Brunswick certified to offer the incubation stream of Start-up Visa

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.

Immigrants Guide to Doing Business in New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick has produced these three detailed guides to help immigrants to Canada become successful business owner. Each documents provides necessary guidance about New Brunswick business processes, laws, regulations, and customs. 

Other Important Resources for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Opportunities abound for immigrant entrepreneurs who reach out to the people and organizations with the right information and resources to help

Opportunity New Brunswick

ONB is New Brunswick's arm's length government organization that administers investment attraction and incentive program for business.  

Ignite Fredericton Newcomers 

Ignite Fredericton is the main connection point for immigrant entrepreneurs and the various programs and services offered. 

Canada Business Network

Comprehensive information about business topics, including: how to start, grow and manage a business, business planing, grants and financing, and government regulations. 


CBDC assists in the creation of small businesses and in the expansion and modernization of existing businesses by providing financial and technical services to entrepreneurs. 


Find statistics you need for business decision-making by visiting the following websites: 

-    Statistics Canada

-    Starting a Business

Market Research

Learn more about market research, how it can improve your business decisions and how to conduct a market research campaign.  

Nausheen Ali
Meet Ignite Fredericton's Population Growth Specialist, Nausheen. Please reach out if you have any questions.