New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream

Last updated: 11 April 2022

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This category facilitates the immigration of workers who have received an offer of permanent, full-time employment from a New Brunswick employer. Through this stream, employers in the province can recruit foreign nationals and international graduates with skills needed in the province and fill positions for which Canadian citizens or permanent residents (PRs) are unavailable.

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Minimum Requirements for Applicants

In order to be eligible under the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream, candidates must:

  • Be between 19 and 55 years of age;
  • Have sufficient English or French to fulfill job duties. Applicants are asked to provide language test results from a designated testing organization with their application; a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4
    for English or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 4 for French in all four language (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
    • Applicants in semi- and low-skilled occupations (NOC levels C and D) are required to undergo mandatory testing at a designated testing agency and achieve a minimum standard of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 across all four categories.
  • Have the education, qualifications, and/or licenses and certification needed to perform the job in New Brunswick. Applicants must have at least a high school level of education
  • Receive a genuine full-time, permanent offer of employment from an eligible New Brunswick employer;
    • The business must have been operating in the province for at least one year.
    • Applicants must demonstrate that they have been interviewed and hired by the future employer.
    • The job must be represented in one of the following NOC skill levels:
      • Skill levels 0, A, or B
      • Skill level C
      • Skill level D, Skill type 7, 8, or 9 as well as as NOC 6711 (Food Counter Attendants) and NOC 6731 (Light-duty Cleaners)
  • Demonstrate an intention to live and work in New Brunswick; and
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on a selection grid.

Selection Factors

If all other eligibility criteria (outlined above) are met, applicants will be assessed according to five selection factors. In order to qualify for the Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream, candidates must score a minimum of 50 points.

Factor 1: Age (maximum 10 points)

AgePoints
19-228
25-5510

Factor 2: Language (maximum 28 points)

Skill

First Official Language Points (max of 24 points)

Reading

CLB 7+(6 points)

CLB 5-6 (5 points)

CLB 4 (4 points)

Writing

CLB 7+(6 points)

CLB 5-6 (5 points)

CLB 4 (4 points)

Listening

CLB 7+(6 points)

CLB 5-6 (5 points)

CLB 4 (4 points)

Speaking

CLB 7+(6 points)

CLB 5-6 (5 points)

CLB 4 (4 points)

Skill

Second Official Language Points (max of 4 points)
All four language abilitiesCLB 4+ (4 points)

Factor 3: Education (maximum 20 points)

Level CompletedRequirementsPoints 
Post-graduate education
  • Master's degree awarded by a graduate school of a college or university, after completing a Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate degree awarded based on at least three years of graduate studies and a thesis, after completing a Master's degree
20
Post-secondary education
  • Academic degrees awarded by a college or university to those who complete an undergraduate curriculum that required at least three years full-time study, or
  • Bachelor's degree, or a three, or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute
19
Post-secondary education
  • Two-year degree, diploma or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute
18
Post-secondary education
  • One-year degree, diploma or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute
17
Secondary education
  • High school diploma awarded after junior/middle school and before college, university or other formal training
15

Factor 4: Work Experience (maximum 20 points)

Points for work experience are awarded based on the number of years the applicant has worked in the intended occupation within the past five years.

Work Experience (in the last five years)Points
5 years20
4 years16
3 years12
2 years8
1 year5

Factor 5: Adaptability (maximum 12 points)

Adaptability Points

Family in New Brunswick

The applicant, or his/her spouse/common-law partner, has a son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew living in New Brunswick as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

 

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Education in New Brunswick

The applicant has completed at least one year of post-secondary education in NB, or

The applicant has completed at least two years of post-secondary education in NB.

 

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Employment in New Brunswick

The applicant is an international student graduate from a post 7 -secondary institution in New Brunswick with at least six months work experience in the province, including work experience obtained while a student or has worked in New Brunswick for at least one of the last five years, with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada;

The applicant's employer has a positive LMIA on which your job offer is based, or the occupation is exempt from needing an LMIA, or the employer interviewed, and hired the applicant , through a national or international recruitment mission in the 12 months prior to submitting an application; 

The applicant has worked for at least two of the last five years in NB.


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Spouse's Employment in New Brunswick

The applicant's spouse/common-law partner has worked for at least one of the last five years in NB or has a minimum language level proficiency of CLB4 4 in English or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 4 in French in all four language abilities.

 

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Application Process

Step 1: Accept an offer of permanent full-time employment;

Step 2: Verify you meet all minimum eligibility criteria and have all you documents ready for submission to the Government; of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada.
Step 3: Create a candidate profile via the New Brunswick online system.


Step 4:
Wait to be invited to the NBPNP. You will have up to 45 calendar days from the date of your invitation to submit a complete application via the New Brunswick online system.

Step 5: Wait for you application to be reviewed and approved.

Step 6: If approved, submit your PR visa application directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Minimum Requirements for Employers

In addition, employers must prove that:

  • They were unable to recruit a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the position offered;
  • The job will provide a comparable industry rate of pay and will comply with provincial employment standards.

Who is not eligible to apply for the NBPNP Skilled Worker Stream

Candidates should not apply if they:

  • Have an application in process under another immigration program in Canada;
  • Are not lawfully residing in their country of residence at the time an application is received at the NBPNP Office (proof of lawful residence is required);
  • Have an unresolved humanitarian and compassionate claim in Canada;
  • Are failed humanitarian and compassionate claimants living in Canada;
  • Have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada;
  • Are failed refugee claimants living in Canada;
  • Are under a removal order in Canada;
  • Are prohibited from entering Canada;
  • Are engaged in full-time post-secondary education;
  • Are live-in caregivers; or
  • Are seasonal workers.

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