New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

Last updated: 14 January 2022

New Brunswick PNP 2 1

New Brunswick is one of Canada’s northeastern Maritime provinces. New Brunswick is also the only officially bilingual province in Canada, with about 30 percent of the population speaking French as a first language. New Brunswick is home to a number of cities such as Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton.

Through the NBPNP, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a New Brunswick provincial nomination certificate. With this nomination, foreign nationals may then apply for Canadian permanent residence. The NBPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

Complete our FREE assessment to find out if you are eligible for Canadian immigration!


Table of Contents


Overview

The largest of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, New Brunswick is located below the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec and adjacent to the State of Maine in the United States. 

New Brunswick offers excellent employment opportunities and low cost of living compared to some of Canada's larger provinces. Newcomers to New Brunswick can choose to live in small towns or in large cities such as Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton. The province is also known for its beautiful lakes and rivers and its many outdoor recreational sites. 

Prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may get a provincial nomination through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), 

Express Entry Stream

This stream allows the NBPNP to use the federal Express Entry immigration selection system to meet New Brunswick’s specific labour market and demographic needs. This stream operates under an 'Expression of Interest' model.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements of the NBPNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream.

Skilled Workers Stream

New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who have received a full-time, permanent job offer from a New Brunswick employer.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements of the NBPNP Skilled Workers with Employer Support Stream.

Business Immigration Stream

New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who plan to own and actively manage a business in New Brunswick. Applicants are expected to make a monetary investment in the business.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements of the NBPNP Business Stream.

Atlantic Immigration Program

New Brunswick is one of four participating Atlantic provinces working with the Government of Canada to recruit foreign workers to meet labour market shortages in Atlantic Canada. Foreign nationals interested in participating in the Atlantic Immigration Program may be residing abroad or on temporary status in Canada at the time of applying.

All applicants to the pilot must have a job offer from a designated employer that meets the requirements of the program.

Learn more about Atlantic Immigration Program employer designation in New Brunswick.

Contact us for Assistance

Cohen Immigration Law is a leading Canadian immigration law firm with over 45 years of experience. Cohen Immigration Law features over 60 immigration lawyers, paralegals, and professionals who are dedicated to helping you immigrate to Canada.

CanadaVisa.com was founded as the online presence of Cohen Immigration Law. Since its launch in 1994, CanadaVisa has grown into one of the globe's most trusted resources on Canadian immigration. If you want to immigrate to Canada through the NBPNP or another skilled worker pathway, the first step is to complete a free CanadaVisa assessment form. If you are eligible for Canadian immigration, a member of the Cohen Immigration Law team will reach out to provide you with as much assistance as possible.

Complete our FREE assessment to find out if you are eligible for Canadian immigration!