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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 19 and 55 years old on the day their application is received by NB PNP.

 

Points Assessment Grid

Candidates must score a least 60 points (out of 100) 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 a minimum of 60 of 100 points on the following selection factors to be eligible to apply to the stream.

Overview of Factors

FactorPoints
Age10
Language28
Education20
Adaptability12
Work Experience30
Minimum Pass Score60

Age

AgePoints
22-5510
19-218
Maximum10

Language

Canadian Language Benchmark LevelEnglishFrench
CLB 7+64
CLB 5-654
CLB 444
Maximum244

Education

Level CompletedPoints
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.), Master's degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession. 20
Bachelor's degree, or Two or more certificates.19
Two-year degree, diploma or certificate 18
One-year degree, diploma or certificate 17
Secondary education15
Maximum20

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 resident5
Spouse or
Common-Law
Partner
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
5
Your spouse or common-law partner has a minimum language
level proficiency of CLB4 4 in English or Niveaux de
compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 4 in French in all
four language abilities
5
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 NB7
Employment in New BrunswickYou have worked for at least two of the last five years in NB10
Your employer has a positive LMIA on which your job offer is
based, or your occupation is exempt from needing an LMIA
8
Your employer has a positive LMIA through a national or
international recruitment mission organized by PETL in the 12
months prior to submitting an application
8
You have worked for at least one of the last five years in NB7
You are an international student graduate from a post-secondary
institution in New Brunswick with at least six months work
experience
7
Maximum12

Work Experience

Work ExperiencePoints
5 years20
4 years16
3 years12
2 years8
1 year5
Maximum20

You may be awarded an additional 10 points if your intended occupation is in one of the priority sectors.

Priority SectorsMax Points
Business service centres10
Education10
Health care10
Manufacturing10
Transportation10
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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