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.
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.
|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Connection to Province||No|
|Language Proficiency||CLB 4|
|Level of Education||High school|
|Work Experience||Related to 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.
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.
Candidates must have sufficient work experience to perform the duties of the job they have been offered in New Brunswick.
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.
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.
The business must have been in operation for at least one year at the time the application is received.
Employers must demonstrate that they have been unable to find a Canadian permanent resident or citizen to fill the position.
Candidates must score a minimum of 60 of 100 points on the following selection factors to be eligible to apply to the stream.
|Minimum Pass Score||60|
|Canadian Language Benchmark Level||English||French|
|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|
|Family Living in New Brunswick||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 permanent resident||5|
|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
|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
|Education in New Brunswick||You have completed at least two years of post-secondary education in NB||10|
|You have completed at least one year of post-secondary education in NB||7|
|Employment in New Brunswick||You have worked for at least two of the last five years in NB||10|
|Your employer has a positive LMIA on which your job offer is|
based, or your occupation is exempt from needing an LMIA
|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
|You have worked for at least one of the last five years in NB||7|
|You are an international student graduate from a post-secondary|
institution in New Brunswick with at least six months work
You may be awarded an additional 10 points if your intended occupation is in one of the priority sectors.
|Priority Sectors||Max Points|
|Business service centres||10|
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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