New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP)
New Brunswick, one of Canada’s three Maritime (eastern) provinces along the Atlantic coast, borders Quebec and Nova Scotia as well as the United States. New Brunswick is one of Canada’s smallest provinces, it is about the same size as Ireland, Scotland, or the Czech Republic. It not only offers excellent health and school services but great job prospects and a low cost of living.
The New Brunswick Nominee Program, administered by the Department of Postsecondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL), targets prospective immigrants with the desired skills and experience to fill workforce gaps and contribute to local economies and communities.
NB PNP Streams
NB Skilled Worker Stream
NB skilled worker stream targets foreign nationals who have the potential to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy with their skills, education, and work experience. This stream also enables New Brunswick’s employers to recruit foreign nationals and international graduates when a Canadian citizen or permanent resident is unable to fill their job vacancies. Candidate must have a full-time job offer in an eligible position.
|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Connection to Province||No|
|Language Proficiency||Minimum of CLB 4|
|Education||Canadian high school diploma (minimum)|
|Work Experience||1 year of work experience in a relevant job in the last 5 years|
NB Express Entry Stream
The New Brunswick Express Entry Stream is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration system and targets highly skilled individuals who have expresses an interest in the stream. Candidates must be currently living and working in skilled occupation (NOV 0, A or B) on valid work permit.
|Express Entry Profile||Yes (Minimum CRS score of 300)|
|Connection to Province||No|
|Language Proficiency||Express Entry Requirements (CLB 7 for FSWP/CEC; CLB4 for FSTP)|
|Education||Express Entry Requirements (tertiary qualification, high school and/or job-specific training or on-the-job-training)|
|Work Experience||Express Entry Requirements (1 year for FSWP/CEC; 2 years for FSTP)|
|Age||Express Entry Requirements|
NB Entrepreneurial Stream
This is an economic immigration program designed for experienced business owners and senior managers who are ready to establish, operate and actively manage a business, while residing and settling in New Brunswick (NB) permanently.
This stream operates as an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. The first step in this process is the submission of an EOI to the New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour. Once an application is reviewed and assessed based on the eligibility requirements, an applicant is assigned a score based on various factors. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination under the NBPNP.
To be eligible for the New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream, individuals must:
NB Strategic Initiative Stream for French-speaking immigrants
The stream is intended for French-speaking workers who have the potential to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy with their skills, education, and work experience, and who are ready to live and work in New Brunswick permanently