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Posted on November 11 2022

For immigrants, it gets better to work in New Brunswick with a pilot project

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: New Brunswick announces New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot (NBCWP)

  • New Brunswick announced the new NBCWP to solve the critical shortage of workers to work in New Brunswick.
  • The NBCWP is a joint project between Canada’s federal government and the Government of New Brunswick.
  • The pilot project aims at increasing economic immigration to the province as well as facilitating settlement services for new immigrants.
  • The provincial government will tie up with companies in the province that are already doing great with immigrant recruitment activities.

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New Brunswick is one of the Canadian provinces that has a huge requirement for skilled foreign workers. So, to meet the requirement, what's the new step the province took? It started a new pilot project for a critical shortage of workers to work in New Brunswick.

What’s the New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot (NBCWP)?

As the need to find new skilled immigrant workers is high in New Brunswick, so is the need to retain them in the province so that they keep contributing to the province’s economy. So, the NBCWP, which was started as a joint project involving the provincial and federal governments, was announced. The pilot project strives to achieve the following targets:

  • Foster economic immigration to the province
  • Ensure quality services for the settlement of immigrants

This is what the minister for Immigration and Opportunities New Brunswick, Arlene Dunn said about the project

” Participating employers will greatly benefit from filling critical vacancies and applicants will find meaningful work in a welcoming community”

Employer participation in the pilot project

As of now, the pilot project is collaborating with a few employers in New Brunswick to realize the goals of the project. The province aims at facilitating an environment in which meaningful work can be expected from skilled immigrants. For this, the employers have to deliver effective services to train and groom the immigrants to work to their full potential in the province.

Also read: Priority to New Brunswick immigration applications for 12 NOC categories

The following companies have been selected for collaboration for the NBCWP project. These are companies with a track record of highly effective recruitment of immigrants under the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP). Here are those companies:

  • Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
  • Groupe Westco
  • Groupe Savoie Inc.
  • McCain Foods.
  • D. Irving Ltd.
  • Imperial Manufacturing

Also read: Canada adds 108,000 jobs in October, StatCan Reports

How will these employers help?

The collaborating employers in New Brunswick will do the following:

  • These employers will implement robust plans for immigrant settlement. They will be provided the best transportation and housing in order to support the candidates in getting well established in their job roles as well as merging well into the communities in the region. The programs will bring about strong commitments that will lead to successful retention in the long term.
  • They will have comprehensive plans for human resources as regard recruitment and recruitment of international talent who are sufficiently skilled. Priority will also be given to the enhancement of skills on the job.
  • They will deliver language training to the candidates for up to 200 hours, as per requirement.
  • They will offer guidance to immigrants and support them if they wish to pursue their secondary education equivalency in Canada.

The NBCWP is a five-year pilot project. We will share more updates on this project as they come.

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