On July 24, 2018, immigration authorities in the Province of New Brunswick announced that the province is only accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the PNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream from:
1. Individuals currently employed in New Brunswick or with a job offer from a New Brunswick company in a NOC 0, A or B; OR
2. Potential applicants who have family living in New Brunswick (principal applicant or spouse has a child, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt, who is at least 18 years old and has lived in New Brunswick for at least one year as a permanent resident or citizen of Canada); OR
3. Potential applicants who demonstrate French as a first language, proven by a Test d’évaluation de français (TEF), and with experience in the occupations below.
New Brunswick is located in eastern Canada and is one of the three Maritime Provinces well-known for their friendly and safe communities. The Province of New Brunswick has a population of 750,000 with over 30% speaking French as their first language. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, with French and English as its major languages.
Filled with sea ports, oil refineries and many industrial plants, it is filled with picturesque sceneries with incredible parks, walking trails, and beautiful rivers at strategic locations. It is the perfect place for someone looking to experience a unique mix of rural, seaside, and urban lifestyle as people living in the province typically enjoy an excellent quality of life. New Brunswick also has some of the most affordable housing in Canada with fully detached homes large enough for a family often selling for less than $200,000.
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program is designed to provide accelerated entry into Canada to people who have valuable skills or resources that are in high demand in the local provincial economy. The Canada Express Entry immigration system is the easiest way for a foreign national to immigrate to New Brunswick.
Successful applicants to this stream obtain 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, effectively guaranteeing them an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool. To submit an EOI, eligible Express Entry candidates must meet all Express Entry Labour Market Stream criteria, including a valid and current language exam, an educational credential assessment, sufficient funds, relevant work experience, and all other criteria.
Applicants must score at least 67 points under the Express Entry Labour Market Stream points grid. The selection factors are exactly the same as for the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), except for factors 5 and 6, which in the case of the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market stream relate to the province of New Brunswick, rather than nationally. So, if you entered the Express Entry pool as a FSWC candidate and claimed points for arranged employment (job offer) or certain adaptability factors, those points would only be awarded in the New Brunswick system if the job offer or adaptability factor(s), as the case may be, are based in New Brunswick, and not another province.
The complete points grid for the Express Entry Labour Market stream is viewable on the NBPNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream Self-Assessment Form. In addition, applicants must be 22 to 55 years of age, inclusive, and sign a commitment to live and work in New Brunswick.
If you’re considering moving to Canada, please visit fill our ‘Free Assessment’ questionnaire on our home page to assess your eligibility for Canadian Permanent Residence.