One of the four oldest Canadian provinces since 1867, its tides are some of the highest in the world, and this province is largely covered by the Acadian Forest. It is located in the eastern part of Canada with a population of approximately 750,000, it is the only province that is “constitutionally bilingual” – which means that both English and French are equally recognized.
Through New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a New Brunswick Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes. The NBPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:
- Express Entry Labour Market Stream
- Entrepreneurial Stream
- Post Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
- Skilled Workers with Employer Support
- Skilled Workers with Family Support
Express Entry Labour Market Stream
This new stream allows the NBPNP to use the federal Express Entry immigration selection system to meet New Brunswick’s specific labor market and demographic needs. This stream operates under an ‘Expression of Interest model.
NBPNP accepts applications under this category from eligible individuals who plan to own and actively manage a business in New Brunswick. Applicants are expected to make a monetary investment in the business.
Post Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
This stream is aimed at recent international graduates from a recognized New Brunswick institution who has started or bought a business in NB and operated it at least for a year on a Post-Graduate Work Permit. These graduates must have studied at least 2 years full-time in New Brunswick.
Skilled Workers with Employer Support
NBPNP accepts applications under this category from individuals who have received a full-time, permanent job offer from a New Brunswick employer. This job offer must be in a field of labor shortage and under NOC category 0, A, or B, as well as Category 1, 3, 7, 8, and 9 in NOC C and D.