Immigration News: NBPNP Announces New Information Sessions in the Philippines

Throughout the month of February, new information sessions will be hosted in Manila, Philippines, for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP). During these sessions, eligible attendees will be familiarized with the NBPNP program and the requirements to immigrate.

Session attendees will also receive information about the brand new Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project opening in March 2017.


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The NBPNP is a provincial stream of Canadian immigration, governed by the Express Entry system.  One of the requirements to be eligible to submit an application under the NBPNP is to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the government of New Brunswick.

Changes to NBPNP Information Sessions

Previously, there were two ways to be eligible for an EOI:

  1. Have a connection to New Brunswick
  2. Have attended an NBPNP information session

As of now, only candidates who have a connection to New Brunswick are eligible to submit an EOI.  Therefore, attending an NBPNP information session no longer guarantees eligibility for an EOI.

Eligibility Requirements for Manila NBPNP Info Sessions

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 22-55
  • Have a CLB minimum of 5.0 in either English or French
  • Completed a French or English (IELTS) language test
  • Have continuously worked for one year full-time (or an equivalent amount in part-time)
  • Work experience must have been paid
  • Must be a Filipino citizen


For more information on who is eligible and how to register for the February sessions, please click here.

Manila Information Sessions

Recently, New Brunswick has announced that they will be hosting NBPNP information sessions throughout the month of February in Manila.  These information sessions will only be available to Filipino citizens living in the Philippines or abroad.  Throughout these sessions, participants will be given information on the upcoming Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project and different opportunities to immigrate to Atlantic Canada.  This project is at the federal level and is a completely employer driven stream of immigration.  This means that you must have a job offer from a designated Canadian employer working in Atlantic Canada in order to be eligible.  Chosen applicants will receive permanent residence and a settlement plan in Canada for when they arrive.

In April 2017, New Brunswick has announced they will return to the Philippines for more information sessions along with major Atlantic Canadian employers who will be looking to meet directly with interested candidates.  During these sessions, eligible candidates will get to connect and network with Canadian employers looking to hire. While a formal job offer from an Atlantic Canadian employer is required, a Labour Market Impact Assessment is not. Choosing to attend these sessions is highly encouraged for Citizens of the Philippines interested in working and living in Atlantic Canada.

For a list of info dates, please see the NBPNP website.



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