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New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot (NBCGP)

New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot

  • P.N.P: Provincial Nominee Programs
  • E.O.I: Expression of Interest
  • E.D: Employer-driven
  • EDU: Education-driven
This pilot program came into effect on Apr 1, 2022 and will end in five (5) years.

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New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
Under this pilot, the international graduates of one of four well-established private career colleges in New Brunswick who have studied in a program leading to careers in identified priority occupations are eligible to apply, allowing them to work and live in the province while they await permanent residency.

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The following requirements must be met if you are applying to the New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot:

1- Study in a New Brunswick Eligible Career College

You must have completed a one to two year studies from an eligible private career college in New Brunswick in an eligible full-length program of study. The eligible colleges should not be eligible for the federal Post-graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program.
Currently the following colleges are eligible:
Only the following Programs of Study are accepted under this pilot:
Program of Study Eligible Occupation
Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker 42201 Social and Community Service Worker
Medical Administrative Specialist 13112 Medical Administrative Assistant
Personal Support Worker

33102 Nurse Aides, Orderlies, and Patient Service Associates

44101 Home Support Workers, Housekeepers, and related Occupations

Application Development (Mobile Web)

Video Game Development

21230 Computer Programmer and/or Interactive

Media Developer

21233 Web Designers

21234 Web Developers and programmers

IT Systems and Security Administrator

Advanced Systems Management and Cybersecurity

22220 Computer Network Technician

22221 User Support Technician

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

12200 Accounting Technician and Bookkeeper

13102 Payroll Clerk

Supply Chain & Logistics

14400 Shipper and Receiver

12013 Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Supervisor

13201 Production and Transportation Logistics Coordinator

Early Childhood Education / Educational Assistant

42202 Early Childhood Educators and Assistant

43100 Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistant

Child and Youth Care

Human Services Counsellor

42201 Social and Community Service Worker
Medical Office Administration 13112 Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Laboratory Assistant 33101 Medical Laboratory Technician and Pathologist Assistants
Medical Laboratory Technology 32120 Medical Laboratory Technologist
Practical Nurse 32101 Licensed Practical Nurses
Primary Care Paramedic 32102 Paramedic and related occupations
Systems Management and Cybersecurity

22220 Computer Network Technician

22221 User Support Technician

Business Management and Entrepreneurship

12200 Accounting Technician and Bookkeeper

13102 Payroll Clerk

2- Job Offer Requirement

You have 90 days upon graduating to secure in-province, full-time employment in an identified priority occupation related to your field of study in the table above. The offer of employment cannot be from a company where you or your spouse/common-law partner is the majority owner.

3- Age

You must be between the ages of 19 and 55 as of the date your complete application is submitted.

4- Language Ability

You must have taken an approved test results taken within two (2) years and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 4 in all for abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5).

5- Licensing

If your intended job offer is in a regulated occupation, you are required to be certified or licensed by the regulatory authority for that occupation.

6- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream if:
  • You have current application in process through another immigration program.
  • You own property and/or a business in another province or territory in Canada.
  • You are engaged in full-time post-secondary education in Canada.
  • You are registered in the federal Live-in Caregiver Program.
  • You are on a federal post-graduate work permit and your occupation falls under TEER 4 or 5.
  • You are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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Step 1: Graduate from an Eligible College in New Brunswick

Before you can apply under this pilot, you must have completed a one to two year studies from an eligible private career college in New Brunswick in an eligible full-length program of study listed in the “Minimum Requirement” section..

Step 2: Get a Job Offer in New Brunswick

You must accept a genuine offer of full-time (non-seasonal), employment from a participating New Brunswick employer who is willing to support you through the NBPNP process.
If you don’t already have a qualified job offer with the criteria explained in “Minimum Requirements”, you need to find an employer in Canada and secure a job for yourself.

Step 3: Submit an Online NBPNP Expression of Interest

If you meet the minimum criteria under, you can register and submit an Expression of Interest to NBPNP. You must create a candidate profile within the INB Portal (➨ Within the INB portal you must choose the Skilled Worker Labour Market Stream and follow the instructions to submit the Expression of Interest (EOI).

Following submission you will be able to check the most up-to-date information regarding the status of your application at any time by logging in to view My Dashboard. Because you have an offer of employment from a New Brunswick company, you will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) to the NBPNP. If you are selected, you will receive a message in your INB Portal account including an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Step 4: Submit Application to NBPNP

You have up to 45 calendar days from the date of the ITA to submit a complete application via the New Brunswick online system. If you fail to submit a complete application by the deadline, your ITA will be automatically removed and you will have to start the process again.

Once you have submitted your complete application through INB Portal and paid the processing fee, your application will be reviewed.

An NBPNP officer will contact you by email if information is needed to assess your application and will tell you how to send the information.
You may be required to participate in an interview as reasonably required to verify information related to your application, or any other reason to be disclosed at the time of the request.
NBPNP Application
Submit Online Application:
Official Program Guide:
NBPNP Application Fee:
Processing Time:
Not Available
Document Checklist:

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If you are approved and nominated, you should apply to IRCC for Permanent Residence. The nomination certificate will be valid for nine (9) months from the date of issuance and is considered valid if you submit a complete application for PR before the expiry date on the nomination certificate.

Step 5: Apply for Permanent Residence

If you are nominated by the Province of New Brunswick, then your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa within six (6) months (➨Page).

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.
Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.
Apply for a Temporary Work Permit
If you have an employer in Canada and if you do not have a valid work permit or your current work permit will expire within 180 days (approximately six months), at the time of nomination, NBPNP may include a work permit support letter in your nomination package. This letter permits you to apply for a work permit from the federal government without the need for an LMIA.

If your PR application is not finalized, you may also be able to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨Page). This will let you to stay and continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

You may apply for BOWP only if your PR application is approved in principle meaning you have passed the eligibility stage and still have to pass the medical, security and background checks.

Step 6: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨Page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.
You must report your landing to NBPNP office within 30 days of landing in Canada.

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