New Brunswick is one of Canada’s northeastern Maritime provinces.

New Brunswick is 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.

The NBPNP is New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program.

A lighthouse on the coast of New Brunswick, Canada with a sailing boat heading across the horizon.

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:

Free Assessment Form

Find out if you qualify for a Provincial Nominee Program.

Free Assessment

Express Entry Labour Market 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 with Employer Support

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.

Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream

New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who have graduated from a recognized academic institution in New Brunswick, and have started or acquired a business in the province.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements of the NBPNP Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream.

Entrepreneurial 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 Entrepreneurial Stream.

Skilled Workers with Family Support

NOTE: This program closed permanently on February 16, 2018.

New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who have worked in New Brunswick and have close family ties to the province.

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

Atlantic Immigration Pilot 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 Pilot 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 Pilot Program employer designation in New Brunswick.

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Latest News

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    Canada has issued another 3,600 invitations to apply for permanent residence to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool.

  • Latest British Columbia draws invite 432 candidates to apply for provincial nomination

    British Columbia invited skilled workers and entrepreneurs to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in draws held November 12.