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New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream (NBSW)

New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream

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  • P.N.P: Provincial Nominee Programs
  • E.O.I: Expression of Interest
  • E.D: Employer-driven
  • P.S: Point System
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SUMMARY

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream gives foreign workers with a job offer from a New Brunswick employer the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in the province.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met if you are applying to the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream:

1- Job Offer Requirement

At the time of your application and at the time the NBPNP assesses your application for nomination, you must have a bona fide full-time and non-seasonal job offer from a New Brunswick employer in an eligible occupation.
The occupations listed below are not currently accepted under the skilled worker stream:
  • NOC 62020 – Food service supervisors (in-province candidate)
  • NOC 65201 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  • All out-of-province and overseas occupations other than NOC TEER 5
The offer of employment cannot be from a company where you or your spouse/common-law partner is the majority owner. Your NB employer must have been in continuous, active operation in New Brunswick for at least two years (24-months) under the same ownership.

2- Work Experience

You must have at least one (1) year of full-time work experience in the past five (5) years.

Note: Work experience is not required for graduates from a New Brunswick educational institution, with a minimum one-year degree, diploma or certificate, who are eligible for a post-graduate work permit (➨Page).

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- Education

You must have one of the following from a high school or a post-secondary institution:
  • Canadian educational credential (certificate, diploma, or degree); or
  • equivalent foreign credential

The candidates with a foreign education must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report (➨Appendix 3) for their foreign education.

The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date of application.

6- 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.

7- Selection Priorities

Application processing priority is being given to the following categories of applications in our inventory:
  • Francophone applicants
  • NB graduates
  • NOC 21311, 21211, 21223, 21231, 21230, 21232, 21233, 21234, 22220, 22221, 22222
  • NOC 31301, 32101, 33102, 44101
Applications that do not fall under the above categories will be finalized at a later date, and processing delays can be expected.

8- 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 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.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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CALCULATE YOUR SCORE

If you meet all above minimum requirement, then find out if you score at least total of 60 points out of 100 points based on the following selection factors (➨immilib.com/NBSW-Grid):

Selection Factor Maximum Points
Factor1: Age 10
Factor 2: Language Ability 28
Factor 3: Education 20
Factor 4: Work Experience 20
Factor 5: Priority Sectors 10
Factor 6: Adaptability 12

Factor 1: Age

You’ll get points based on your age on the day you enter in your EOI profile.
Age Points
Under 19 Not Eligible
19-21 8
22-55 10
Over 55 Not Eligible

Factor 2: Language Ability

To be awarded point for language, you must have taken an approved test results.

Test must be taken no more than two (2) years prior to the date your PR application to IRCC is submitted.

First official language (English or French)
Speaking Listening Reading Writing
CLB 7 or Higher 6 6 6 6
CLB 5-6 5 5 5 5
CLB 4 4 4 4 4
Below CLB 4 Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible
Second official language (English or French)
At least CLB 4 in all of the 4 abilities 4
CLB 3 or less in any of the 4 abilities 0
To prove you language abilities you must take any of the following approved tests:
  • English: IELTS General or CELPIP General or PTE Core
  • French: TEF Canada or TCF Canada

To find out the equivalent CLB level for any of the above approved tests, see (➨Appendix 5).

Factor 3: Education

Level of Education Points
Doctoral (PhD) level 20
Master's degree 20
Professional degree (doctorate) in medicine, veterinary medicine, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, dental surgery, chiropractic, law 20
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential 19
Bachelor’s Degree / Three-year or longer post-secondary credential 19
Two-year post-secondary credential 18
One-year post-secondary credential 17
Secondary school/high school diploma 15
No Secondary / High School Diploma Not Eligible
You will be awarded points for your Canadian educational credential or foreign credential accompanied by Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Report.
The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date IRCC receive your PR application.

Factor 4: Work Experience

You can get points for the number of years you’ve spent doing full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week, or an equal amount of part-time) related to your job offerwithin the last five (5) years before submitting your application.
Your work experience can be in Canada or abroad, while you were studying (if not part of studies) or while being self-employed (other than self-employment in retail, food and accommodation sectors).
Experience Points
5 or more years 20
4 years 16
3 years 12
2 years 8
1 year 5
Less than 1 year Not Eligible 0 for New Brunswick graduates

Factor 5: Priority Sectors

You may be awarded 10 points if your intended occupation is in health care, education, skilled trades, forestry or the information technology sector, and your employer can demonstrate that they have been unable to identify qualified candidates in the local labour market.
Sectors Points
Business service centres, Education, Healthcare, Forestry, Information technology, Manufacturing, Skilled trades, Transportation 10

Factor 6: Adaptability

You may be awarded up to a maximum of twelve (12) points in the event you have an additional connection to New Brunswick demonstrated through education, employment in New Brunswick, additional skills and language.
Adaptability Points
You have worked in New Brunswick for at least two of the last five years, with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada 10
Your employer has a positive LMIA and you are working in NB on a work permit based on the LMIA 8
You have worked in New Brunswick for at least one of the last five years, with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada, or You are an international student graduate from a post-secondary institution in New Brunswick with at least six months work experience in the province, including work experience obtained while a student 7
You have successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary education from an accredited institution in New Brunswick You have successfully completed at least one year of post-secondary education from an accredited institution in New Brunswick 10
You or your spouse/common-law partner, has a son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew living in New Brunswick as a Canadian Citizen or PR for the 12 months prior to you submitting an application 7
Your spouse or common-law partner worked for at least one of the last five years in New Brunswick, with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada, or Your spouse or common-law partner has a minimum language level proficiency of CLB4 4 in English or French in all four language abilities 5
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WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1: Get a Job Offer in New Brunswick

You must accept a genuine offer of full-time (non-seasonal), permanent (indeterminate) employment from a 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 2: Submit an Online NBPNP Expression of Interest

If you meet the minimum criteria including the minimum score of 60 under the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream point grid, you can register and submit an Expression of Interest to NBPNP. You must create a candidate profile within the INB Portal (➨immilib.com/NBSW-Apply). 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. If you are selected, you will receive a message in your INB Portal account including an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Step 3: 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.
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 4: 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).

NBPNP Application
Submit Online Application:
immilib.com/NBSW-Apply
Official Program Guide:
immilib.com/NBSW-Guide
NBPNP Application Fee:
$250
Processing Time:
Not Available
Document Checklist:

immilib.com/NBSW-Doc

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Contact:
506-453-3981
[email protected]

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨ immilib.com/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 5: 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.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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