All information on the website is for reference only and not legal advice. We will not be liable for any loss related to this site.

Express Entry Provincial Nominee

New Brunswick

Minimum requirements

To be nominated by a province and substantially increase Express Entry CRS, the applicant must have a valid Express Entry profile, meets and maintains minimum requirements of either Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades or Canadian Experience Class stream

Equivalent to Canadian high-school
Ties to the province
Are currently working in TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations and have a job offer in NB, or
Are about to complete the studies or have graduated within the last 6 months and currently live in NB, or
Receive direct invitation based on labor market demands or ties to the province
EOI Profile
Meet or exceed 67 / 100 points
Between 22 to 55 years old
Work experience
At least 1 consecutive year under TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee the applicant will receive the invitation. Please refer the application process.

Application process

Process timeline of preparing and reviewing the application
between applicant with Provincial and Federal Government

Open Express Entry Profile
Stage 1

Submit an Express Entry profile to IRCC when eligible with New Brunswick as the destination. The profile is scored and ranked.Profile valid for 12 months

Profile submission
Stage 2

Create expression of interest profile on INB System. Profile is scored and ranked based on the information provided.Profile valid for 12 months

Provincial invitation
Stage 3

Applicants working in New Brunswick with a permanent job offer under NOC 0, A or B or priority occupations will be invited.
Submit application within 45 days

Decision of Nomination
Stage 4

Application approved, the applicant receives a Nomination Certificate to update their Express Entry profile and receive additional points.Province reviews in 6 - 8 weeks

Federal invitation
Stage 5

Applicant having a higher CRS score or same CRS score with the profile created earlier will receive invitation to apply.
Profiles are selected every 2 weeks

Get PR Status
Stage 6

Application approved, the applicant gets Permanent Resident status after landing or confirming on IRCC Portal.IRCC reviews in 6 months

Candidate who has submitted their application to IRCC before the expiry of work permit may apply for a work permit extension to continue working legally.

Success factors

Crucial elements affect the decision

Background elements
Settlement fund
Canadian work experience
Work experience
Management experience
Employer supports
Occupation in Canada
Job position
Field study in Canada
Employer Letter of Support
Community referral letter
Farm experience
Job offer
Business proposal
Residential area
Provincial nomination
Education in Canada
Express Entry profile
Provincial invitation
Scoring factors
Work experience

* Adaptability generally includes but not limited to ties to the province (education, relatives in the province, work experience) and spouse's background (education, language, work experience)
* Figures may be rounded for presentation purposes, please refer to federal or provincial government websites for the most accurate information.


Benefits the applicant and their accompanying family members are entitled to when becoming permanent residents


The immigration application includes the applicant's spouse and children

Work and study
Work and study

Keep working legally with the letter of support for work permit renewal


Access to high-quality modern public health care as same as Canadian


Free or lower tuition for children depends on the level of education


Access to social benefits as same as Canadian

Mobility right
Mobility right

Live and work anywhere under Permanent Resident status


Ability to sponsor relatives if the conditions are met


Ability to obtain citizenship if residency conditions are met

Specific requirements

Important requirements the applicant should note

Immigration Ineligibility

  • Have a pending immigration application with the province
  • Have an immigration application with another province
  • Own property and/or a business in another province
  • Have been refused for misrepresentation
  • Are living in Canada illegally, out of status or have not applied for restoration of status within 90 days after losing the status
  • Have been refused admission to or ordered to leave Canada or any other country
  • Are working without authorization
  • Have applied for or been refused refugee status or humanitarian and compassionate considerations
  • Are in Live-in Caregiver Program;
  • Have not been lawfully admitted to the country of residence
  • Are offered a seasonal, part-time or temporary position
  • Are offered a sale position that is paid by commission
  • The job is not based on New Brunswick
  • Apply under TEER category 4 or 5 occupations
  • The job offer will adversely affect the settlement of a labor dispute or anyone involved in such dispute, or adversely impact training or job opportunities for Canadian or PR
  • Are offered a position in a company where the applicant is the main shareholder
  • Are offered a position where the applicant can start a business and/or become self-employed

Basic requirements

  • Between 22 to 55 years old
  • EOI profile meets or exceeds 67/100 points
  • Candidate may be asked to attend an interview to clarify information with the provincial immigration officer
  • Have a valid work permit if currently working
  • Have a valid study permit if currently studying

Ties to the province

  • Are currently working in TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations and have a job offer in NB, or
  • Are about to complete the studies or have graduated within the last 6 months and currently live in NB, or
  • Receive direct invitation based on labor market demands or ties to the province



  • Operate at least 2 consecutive years in NB, fully comply with federal and provincial laws and regulations in employment, labor, immigration
  • Demonstrate enough efforts of hiring Canadian or Permanent Residents
  • Not in the list of ineligible businesses under PNP, including but not limited to:
    ○ Business operates not for generating profit;
    ○ Home-based business;
    ○ Property rental and management;
    ○ Real estate investment;
    ○ Professional practices and services without license and/or accreditation in NB
    ○ Secured loans (pawnbrokers);
    ○ Short-term loans, money exchange and cash machines;
    ○ Production, distribution and/or sale of pornographic or sexually explicit products and/or services;
    ○ Any other of business activity that may bring the NBPNP or the Government of New Brunswick into disrepute