Newfoundland and Labrador Entrepreneurship

Students: Apply now for a chance to join the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Newfoundland and Labrador! Application deadline is November 20th, 2018

With a special focus on entrepreneurship, selected participants will be provided with tailored and expert support throughout their studies in Newfoundland and Labrador, employing the lessons of specialized career-oriented and entrepreneurship programs, unique to the context of Newfoundland and Labrador. Supports will provide students with the tools, networks, and knowledge to start their own company, and to apply for Permanent Residency under the International Graduate Entrepreneur category of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Are you hoping to stay in Newfoundland and Labrador after you graduate?
  • Are you an international student currently studying full-time at Memorial University of Newfoundland or College of the North Atlantic?
  • Are you in good academic standing?
  • Do you have an idea for a start-up that would succeed in Newfoundland and Labrador?

If you require any additional information about the Study and Stay TM to become an entrepreneur in Newfoundland and Labrador, please contact: Ruben Chevaz:

Students who successfully gain entry to the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ - Newfoundland and Labrador Entrepreneurship Program will:

  • Be automatically enrolled in the national award-winning Entrepreneurship Training Program.
  • Develop an understanding of the burgeoning entrepreneurship ecosystem of the province.
  • Acquire new skills, such as problem-solving and design learning, the lean start-up methodology, sales, marketing and financial planning.
  • Nurture connections with local entrepreneurs and mentors.
  • Understand funding sources and the full scope of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Learn about the International Graduate Entrepreneur category of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program.
  • Attend a two-day cohort retreat with peers across the province to brainstorm entrepreneurial ideas and learn about the opportunities and challenges of different regions of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Attend an annual Building Employment and Successful Transitions (BEST) Conference to continually build on students’ competencies and enlarge students’ professional networks
  • Gain an understanding of one’s own entrepreneurship potential through assessments and self-reflection
  • Develop social networks and build intercultural awareness through participation in, and reflection on events, activities, and volunteer experiences on campus

For more information or questions, pleaes contact Ruben Chevez at or (709) 864 2039.