New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
Through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a New Brunswick provincial nomination certificate. With this nomination, foreign nationals may then apply for Canadian permanent residence. The NBPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:
New Brunswick is one of Canada’s northeastern Maritime provinces. New Brunswick is also the only officially bilingual province in Canada, with about 30 percent of the population speaking French as a first language.
The province operates several immigration streams:
New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream
New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Employer Support
New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Family Support – Terminated
The province of New Brunswick regularly organizes events overseas for foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to Canada. Please refer to our schedule of upcoming New Brunswick information sessions and job fairs. Those who are successful through these information sessions will be eligible to immigrate to Canada through the New Brunswick PNP or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.
Express Entry Stream
This stream allows the NBPNP to use the federal Express Entry immigration selection system to meet New Brunswick’s specific labour market and demographic needs. This stream operates under an ‘Expression of Interest’ model.
Must have an active Express Entry profile;
Must have a Job Seeker Validation Code or proof of enrolment in a PGWP-eligible program at a federally-designated post-secondary institution;
Must be currently living in New Brunswick;
Must have a valid language test scores in either English or French equal to Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7 (CLB 7).
Skilled Workers Stream
Must prove that they intend to reside in New Brunswick;
Must a full-tie permanent job offer from an eligible New Brunswick employer and a letter of support from them;
Must have a minimum of Canadian secondary (high school) diploma or a foreign high school diploma equal to a Canadian credential.
Must be be between 19-55 years of age;
Must have a valid language test scores in either English or French equal to Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4 (CLB 4).
Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
The New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream targets recent graduates of New Brunswick universities and colleges who have started or bought a New Brunswick business and operated it for at least one year. If an applicant meets these requirements and intends to settle in New Brunswick permanently, they may qualify for a provincial nomination through this stream.
Skilled Workers with Employer Support Stream
The New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Employer Support Stream targets high skilled foreign workers with a valid job offer from a New Brunswick employer.
Business Immigration Stream
New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who plan to own and actively manage a business in New Brunswick. Applicants are expected to make a monetary investment in the business.
Must have an eligible connection to New Brunswick to submit an Expression of Interest;
Must have completed an academic degree from a college or university that required at least three years of full-time study, or a diploma in a specific trade that required at least two years of full-time study.
Must be able to demonstrate a minimum personal net worth of at least $600,000 CAD. At least $300,000 CAD of the net worth must be readily available and unencumbered.
Must be be between 22-55 years of age;
Must have a valid language test scores in either English or French equal to Canadian Language Benchmark Level 5 (CLB 5).
Strategic Initiative Stream
This stream is designed for Francophone workers who have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the province’s economy, and who wish to live and work in the province permanently.
Must intend to reside in New Brunswick;
Must have an qualifying connection to New Brunswick;
Must hava a minimum of Canadian secondary (high school) diploma or a foreign high school diploma equal to a Canadian credential;
Must have required amount of settlement funds;
Must be be between 19-55 years of age;
Must have a valid language test scores in either French equal to a Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 5.
Atlantic Immigration Program
New Brunswick is one of four participating Atlantic provinces working with the Government of Canada to recruit foreign workers to meet labour market shortages in Atlantic Canada. Foreign nationals interested in participating in the Atlantic Immigration Program may be residing abroad or on temporary status in Canada at the time of applying.