New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPN)


The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream helps New Brunswick employers recruit foreign nationals and international graduates whose skills are in demand

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is for workers with the skills, education and work experience to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy, and who are ready to live and work in New Brunswick permanently.

Skilled Worker Stream

Eligibility Criteria

There are requirements for each stage of the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream process including registration, application and nomination. The candidates must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for age, language, job offer, work experience and education, and score a minimum of 60 points in the selection factors

Offer of employment

 A genuine offer of permanent full time employment in an eligible occupation by the qualified New Brunswick employer must be made.  The candidate have accepted the offer and is laso qualified for the

The wage you have been offered must be competitive with New Brunswick wage rates for the occupation. The wage stated on candidate’s offer of employment must  meet or exceed the median wage level for the occupation in the region of New Brunswick where candidate would be working.

The candidate intends to reside in New Brunswick

 To establish intent, the candidate may be asked to demonstrate his attachment to New Brunswick, that may include,but are not limited to:

• a description of any actions the candidate has taken to permanently settle in New Brunswick;

• current employment in New Brunswick;

• employment search details;

• the length of any previous and/or current period of residence in New Brunswick;

• community involvement;

• ability to support himself in New Brunswick;

• his connections to New Brunswick through work, study or family;

• professional networks and affiliations;

• residency including household lease agreements and/or property ownership;

• family ties and other social relationships and connections;

• details of prior visits to Canada; and

• his connection to other jurisdictions in Canada.

New Brunswick Express Entry Stream

The government of the New Brunswick has introduced the New Brunswick Express Entry stream which works on Expressions of Interest (EOIs) model via the INB portal. They are currently accepting applications.

Eligibility Criteria for Expression of Interest (EOI)

The applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

a. The applicant has submitted a federal Express Entry Profile and has a valid Federal Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code.

b. The applicant is currently living and working in New Brunswick; a letter of employment from the employer must be provided

c. The applicant has a valid Canadian Work Permit; a pdf copy must be provided

d. The NOC Code for this current employment is for a position that matches NOC Level 0, A, or B: NOC Code must be provided

e. The applicant has valid language test scores (IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF Canada) with scores equivalent to CLB 7 in all four language competencies: test scores, and a pdf copy of these test results must be provided

f.  The applicant has a valid Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) which attests to the minimum equivalent of a Canadian High School diploma: a pdf copy of the ECA must be provided

All candidates invited in this manner must meet regular eligibility requirements of the program and submit a complete and correct application to be considered for provincial nomination.

Selection Criteria for Letter of Interest (LOA) from Federal Express Entry Pool

 New Brunswick will, on occasion, invite candidates directly from the federal Express Entry pool in response to provincial labour-market needs.

Candidates selected in this manner will receive a Notification or Letter of Interest (LOI) from the Province of New Brunswick via their Federal Express Entry account.

All candidates invited in this manner must meet regular eligibility requirements of the program and submit a complete and correct application to be considered for provincial nomination.