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Skills Immigration

New Brunswick

Minimum requirements

Popular immigration programs for semi-skilled and skilled workers in the province

Skilled Worker

Candidate inside or outside Canada with work experience and job offer

Age
Between 19 to 55 years old
Work experience
1 year within the last 5 years, related to the job offer and the TEER Category must be equal to or greater than the job offer
Not required if graduated from 1-year program in NB and eligible for post-graduation work permit
Job offer
Under priority occupations in New Brunswick with a wage that is comparable to the same position
International Graduates who are working under post-graduation work permit are not eligible to apply under TEER category 5 occupations
Education
Equivalent to Canadian high-school
Language
CLB 4
EOI Profile
Meet or exceed 60 / 100 points
French-speaking Immigrants

French-speaking candidate with work experience and ties to the province

Age
Between 19 to 55 years old
Work experience
1-year within the last 5 years in the same occupation with the job offer (unless graduated a 2-years post-secondary program in NB)
Education
Equivalent to Canadian high-school
Language
CLB 5 in French
EOI Profile
Meet or exceed 65 / 100 points
Ties to the province
Visit the province at least 5 days within the last 12 months, or
Have a job or job offer in NB for any occupations
Receive a direct invitation from the province
Settlement Plan
Outline the plan to settle, live and work when arrives
Private College Grad Pilot

Candidate not eligible for the federal Post-Graduation Work Permit

Age
Between 19 to 55 years old
Graduation
From a designated program at Eastern College or Oulton College
Job offer
Full-time (non-seasonal) with a wage that is comparable to the same position, related to field of study, secured within 90 days of graduation
Language
CLB 5

* These education programs are not eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee the applicant will receive the invitation. Please refer the application process.
The candidate may qualify for multiple programs.

Application process

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

Profile submission
Stage 1

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 2

Candidate may be invited if meets the minimum EOI score and have a permanent job offer from an employer in NB.
Submit the application within 45 days

Decision of Nomination
Stage 3

Application approved, the applicant receives a Nomination Certificate to support their PR application to IRCC, valid for up to 6 months.
Province reviews in 6 - 8 weeks

PR submission
Stage 4

Maintain the conditions of nomination, attach Nomination Certificate to the PR application, and then submit them to IRCC.IRCC reviews in 15 - 19 months

Get PR Status
Stage 5

Application approved, the applicant gets Permanent Resident status after landing or confirming on IRCC Portal.Confirmation valid within 12 months

Applicant with work permit expiring within 180 days, who had submitted PR application to IRCC and is maintaining the conditions of nomination may be eligible to receive a work permit support letter from the province to renew their work permit.

Success factors

Crucial elements affect the decision

Background elements
Settlement fund
Age
Language
French
Canadian work experience
Education
Work experience
Admissible
Employer supports
Occupation in Canada
Job position
Field study in Canada
Occupation in Canada
Employer Letter of Support
Community referral letter
Job offer
Residential area
Provincial nomination
Study Permit
Work permit
Education in Canada
Scoring factors

Skilled Worker

Education & training
0%
Work experience
0%
Language
0%
Age
0%
Priority occupations
0%
Adaptability
0%

French-speaking Immigrants

Education & training
0%
Work experience
0%
French
0%
Age
0%
Adaptability
0%

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

Entitlement

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

Family-friendly
Family-friendly

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

Medical
Medical

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

Education
Education

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

Benefits
Benefits

Access to social benefits as same as Canadian

Mobility right
Mobility right

Live and work anywhere under Permanent Resident status

Sponsorship
Sponsorship

Ability to sponsor relatives if the conditions are met

Naturalization
Naturalization

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 studying full-time in a post-secondary program in Canada
  • 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
  • Are on post-graduation work permit and apply under TEER category 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 19 to 55 years old
  • EOI Profile scores at least 60/100
  • Candidate may be asked to attend an interview to clarify information with the provincial immigration officer
  • Intend and have the ability to live permanently in the province after being nominated
  • Are working in priority sectors such as:Business service centres, Education, Healthcare, Forestry, Information technology, Manufacturing, Skilled trades and Transportation

Work experience

  • At least 1 year of full-time work experience within the last 5 years related to the job offer and under the same TEER category or higher
  • Not required if graduated from 1-year program in NB and eligible for post-graduation work permit

Job offer

  • Permanent full-time under any occupations in demand with the wage that is comparable to the same occupation in NB
  • Have accreditation and/or license to practice if working in regulatory occupations

Education

Language

Minimum CLB 4, assessed by 1 of 5 language proficiency tests within the last 2 years:

Employer

  • 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
  • Transportation employer must have a headquarter in NB, operated by at least 1 permanent full-time employee, and own a NB-registered commercial transportation for at least 2 years prior to the application
  • 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

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 studying full-time in a post-secondary program in Canada
  • 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
  • Are on post-graduation work permit and apply under TEER category 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 19 to 55 years old
  • EOI Profile scores at least 60/100
  • Candidate may be asked to attend an interview to clarify information with the provincial immigration officer
  • Intend and have the ability to live permanently in the province after being nominated

Ties to the province

  • A permanent full-time job offer in any occupation with the wage that meets or exceeds the median wage of the same occupation in the province
  • Have exploratory visits to the province at least 5 business days and arrange some meetings such as but not limited to with the employer, regulatory body, regional economic development officer, real estate agents or settlement agencies, schools and childcare facilities within 12 months prior to submitting EOI profile, or
  • Direct invitation from the province based on economic priorities

Education

  • Equivalent to Canadian high-school
  • Foreign education credential(s) must be assessed by Educational Credential Assessment
  • Have accreditation and/or license to practice if working in regulatory occupations

Language

Minimum CLB 5 in French, assessed by 1 of 2 language proficiency tests within the last 2 years:

Employer

  • 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

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 studying full-time in a post-secondary program in Canada
  • 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
  • Are on post-graduation work permit and 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 19 to 55 years old
  • Candidate may be asked to attend an interview to clarify information with the provincial immigration officer
  • Intend and have the ability to live permanently in the province after being nominated

Job offer

  • Full-time (non-seasonal) with the wage that is comparable to the same occupation in NB, related to field of study, secured within 90 days of graduation
  • Have accreditation and/or license to practice if working in regulatory occupations

Education

  • Graduated from a designated program at Eastern College or Oulton College

Eastern College

Field of study

Eligible Occupations

Education and Social Development

Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker

42201 Social and Community Service Worker

Early Childhood Education

42202 Early Childhood Educators and Assistant

Health

Medical Administrative Specialist

13112 Medical Administrative Assistant

Personal Support Worker

33102 Nurse Aides, Orderlies, and Patient Service Associates

44101 Home Support Workers, Housekeepers, and related Occupations

IT and Cybersecurity

Application Development (Mobile Web) Video Game Development

21230 Computer Programmer and/or Interactive Media Developer

21233 Web Designers

21234 Web Developers and programmers

IT Systems and Security Administrator

Advanced Systems Management and Cybersecurity

22220 Computer Network Technician

22221 User Support Technician

Business Administration

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

12200 Accounting Technician and Bookkeeper

13102 Payroll Clerk

14200 – Accounting and related clerks

14201 – Banking, insurance and other financial clerks

Supply Chain and Logistics

Supply Chain & Logistics

14400 Shipper and Receiver

12013 Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Supervisor

13201 Production and Transportation Logistics Coordinator

Oulton College

Field of study

Eligible Occupations

Education and Social Development

Early Childhood Education / Educational Assistant

42202 Early Childhood Educators and Assistant

43100 Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistant

Child and Youth Care Human Services Counsellor

42201 Social and Community Service Worker

Health

Medical Office Administration

13112 Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Laboratory Assistant

33101 Medical Laboratory Technician and Pathologist Assistants

Medical Laboratory Technology

32120 Medical Laboratory Technologist

Practical Nurse

32101 Licensed Practical Nurses

Primary Care Paramedic

32102 Paramedic and related occupations

IT and Cybersecurity

Systems Management and Cybersecurity

22220 Computer Network Technician

22221 User Support Technician

Business Administration

Business Management and Entrepreneurship

12200 Accounting Technician and Bookkeeper

13102 Payroll Clerk

14200 – Accounting and related clerks

14201 – Banking, insurance and other financial clerks

Language

Minimum CLB 5, assessed by 1 of 5 language proficiency tests within the last 2 years:

Employer

  • 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
  • Have an average annual gross revenue of $500,000 over the past two years
  • At least 3 full-time employees are 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