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Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support

New Brunswick Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support is one of the streams of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of New Brunswick. This stream is designed to target high-skilled foreign workers with a valid job offer from a New Brunswick employer.

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support stream will be automatically forwarded to IRCC to be evaluated for Canadian permanent residence. 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.

Program Requirements

Requirements 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyCLB 4
Level of EducationHigh school
Work ExperienceRelated to job offer
Investment RequirementNone

Job Offer

To be eligible for the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support stream, candidates must have a valid job offer from an eligible New Brunswick employer. The offer of employment must be for work at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B. If the offer of employment is at NOC Skill Level C or D, it must be classified as NOC Skill Type 1, 3, 7, 8, or 9 to be considered valid.  

 

Language Proficiency

All candidates must demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4.  

 

Level of Education

Candidates must have at least the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma. They must also have any additional education, qualifications, or licenses required to perform the duties of the job they have been offered in New Brunswick.  

 

Work Experience

Candidates must have sufficient work experience to perform the duties of the job they have been offered in New Brunswick.  

 

Age

Candidates must be between 22 and 55 years old on the day their application is received by NB PNP.  

 

Points Assessment Grid

Candidates must score a least 50 points on the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Applicant Points Assessment Grid.  

 

Employer Requirements

In order for an applicant to apply to the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support stream, they must have a valid job offer from an eligible New Brunswick employer. Under this stream, the employer must meet certain general requirements in order for their job offers to be considered valid.  

 

Job Offer Requirements

The employer must offer a full-time, indeterminate position with a wage that meets industry standards.  

 

Business Requirements

The business must have been in operation for at least one year at the time the application is received.  

 

Recruitment Requirements

Employers must demonstrate that they have been unable to find a Canadian permanent resident or citizen to fill the position.

Points-Assessment-Grid

Candidates must score at least 50 points on the following selection factors to be eligible to apply to the stream.

Overview of Factors

FactorPoints
Age10
Language15
Education18
Adaptability25
Work Experience10
Minimum Pass Score50

Age

AgePoints
25-5510
22-245
Maximum10

Language

SkillEnglishFrench
Advanced99
Intermediate77
Basic44
Maximum15

Education

Level CompletedPoints
Post-graduate education18
Post-secondary education15
Secondary education10
Maximum18

Adaptability

AdaptabilityPoints
Family Living in New BrunswickYou 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 permanent resident10
Education in New BrunswickYou have completed at least two years of post-secondary education in NB10
You have completed at least one year of post-secondary education in NB5
Employment in New BrunswickYou have worked for at least two of the last five years in NB15
You have worked for at least one of the last five years in NB10
Your spouse/common-law-partner has worked for at least six months in the last calendar year in NB 5
Area of Skill ShortageYou have a positive, labour market impact assessment (LMIA) from the Federal Government

OR

Your employer demonstrates that they have been unable to find a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to perform the job duties AND they participate in recruitment activities with the NBPNP.
10
Additional Job SkillsYou can demonstrate successful employment in a second occupation, where the occupation is different from your intended occupation in New Brunswick. The occupation must be skilled and supported by a diploma or trade certificate5
Maximum25

Work Experience

Work ExperiencePoints
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
Maximum10

Application Procedure

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support stream is open to new applications at any time. This stream charges a $250 CAD application fee per applicant. Applicants must submit a complete application for provincial nomination from the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. If the application is successful, the applicant will be notified. The NBPNP will forward the application directly to IRCC to be evaluated for Canadian permanent residence. Paper-based applications for permanent residence as a provincial nominee are generally processed within 18 months.

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