New Brunswick is one of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces, located on its eastern coast. The Constitution of Canada says that New Brunswick is the only bilingual province in the country. The economy of this province is based on agriculture, forestry, food processing, freight transport, media, oil, and shipbuilding.
New Brunswick invites potential immigrants with relevant skills and experience to apply for permanent residency through its provincial program known as New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. A qualifying foreign national receives a New Brunswick provincial nomination certificate, and then he or she can apply for permanent resident status with the government of Canada.
The NBPNP invites applications for permanent residence in Canada under various categories. MakeHomeCanada has listed these categories with a brief description so that you can determine if New Brunswick’s immigrant nominee program is the right option for you.
- Express Entry Labour Market Stream
- Skilled Workers with Employer Support
- Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
- Entrepreneurial Stream
- Skilled Workers with Family Support
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Express Entry Labour Market Stream
This stream is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration system, and functions under an “Expression of Interest” system. The purpose of this stream of NBPNP is to fulfill the labour market needs of the province.
To qualify for this stream, a candidate must:
- Be 22 to 55 years old;
- Show language proficiency equivalent or above the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7, also the test results must not be older than two years;
- Have an educational credential from an eligible Canadian secondary or post-secondary institution, or a foreign educational credential from an eligible institution. In the case of foreign credential, the applicant has to obtain an Educational Credential Report (ECA) report, issued by the IRCC (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada);
- Have a minimum relevant experience of 12 months (only Skill Type 0 and Skill Level A and B are eligible to apply under this stream);
- Sign and submit a Commitment to Live and Work in New Brunswick form; and
- Show sufficient funds to support himself and accompanying family members.