Newbrunswick Provincial Nominee Program

New Brunswick is a maritime province in Canada. It is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, with around 30 percent of the population speaking French as a first language. The province has several cities such as Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton.

New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program or the NBPNP targets prospective immigrants who have the required skills and experience.

The NBPNP has the following streams for different immigration categories:

Express Entry Labor Market Stream
Skilled Workers with Employer Support
Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
Entrepreneurial Stream
Skilled Workers with Family Support
Succession Connect pilot program

Canada offers nearly 80 different PNP programs, some of the popular PNP programs include:

1.Manitoba PNP
2.New Brunswick PNP
3.Ontario PNP
4.Saskatchewan PNP
5.Prince Edward Island PNP

Eligibility requirements for the NBPNP

  • Candidate must be between 22 and 55
  • Have the required language proficiency and have language test result not less than two years old as proof
  • Must have completed the ECA
  • If applying for a provincial nomination under occupation, the applicant must have a valid job offer from a New Brunswick employer
  • Have at least 12 months of full time or part-time work experience in the province three years before making the application
  • Must sign a Commitment to live and work in the province
  • Show proof of having enough funds to support themselves and their families

Steps to apply for NBPNP

  • Determine your eligibility
  • Apply for the most promising New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Stream
  • Get your ECA done
  • Complete the language proficiency tests
  • Submit your application
  • Receive your provincial nomination certificate
  • Complete the required formalities after nomination
  • Prepare the required funds for your first three to six months stay in the province
  • Prepare to leave for New Brunswick

After you apply

  • Ensure you receive your notification of application
  • Keep your application information up to date
  • Application assessment will be done
  • Receive a decision on application

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FAQ
What is the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program?

New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program or the NBPNP targets prospective immigrants who have the required skills and experience.

The NBPNP has the following streams for different immigration categories:

  • Express Entry Labor Market Stream
  • Skilled Workers with Employer Support
  • Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Skilled Workers with Family Support
  • Succession Connect pilot program
Can I apply directly to the New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream?

No. It is only when an individual has been issued an invitation from the NB PNP that they can proceed to the NB Skilled Worker Application process.

What is the validity period of my Invitation to Apply [ITA] from the NB PNP?

ITAs will be valid for 45 days.

What if I can’t submit application within 45 days?

If an ITA expires and the individual would still wish to apply, they will be required to submit a new Expression of Interest [EOI] through the INB Portal.

Can international students apply to NB Express Entry stream?

Yes. An international student might apply to the NB Express Entry stream up to 6 months after their “completion of studies” date, provided they are both living in as well as actively seeking employment in the province.

Do keep in mind that the completion of studies date is not the same as the graduation date.

Written proof of the completion of studies will be required.

What are the eligibility requirements for the New Brunswick PNP?

Eligibility requirements

  • Candidate must be between 22 and 55
  • Have the required language proficiency and have language test result not less than two years old as proof
  • Must have completed the ECA
  • If applying for a provincial nomination under an occupation, applicant must have a valid job offer from a New Brunswick employer
  • Have at least 12 months of full time or part time work experience in the province three years before making the application
  • Must sign a Commitment to live and work in the province
  • Show proof of having enough funds to support themselves and their families
What are the steps to apply for the New Brunswick PNP?

Determine your eligibility

Apply for the most promising New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Stream

Get your ECA done

Complete the language proficiency tests

Submit your application

Receive your provincial nomination certificate

Complete the required formalities after nomination

Prepare the required funds for your first three to six months stay in the province

Prepare to leave for New Brunswick

Please give details about the Express Entry stream of the New Brunswick PNP or NBPNP?

This stream is called the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream. Candidates who receive an enhanced provincial nomination from this stream receive an additional 600 CRS points, resulting in an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence being given at a later draw from the Express Entry pool.

The New Brunswick Express Entry Labor Market Stream (NB-EELMS) uses the ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) model. Candidates should fill out an EOI form and send it to the NBPNP from the first to the fifteenth of each month. Candidates are given a score based on the information they provide, and then they are evaluated based on a number of other factors.

The top-ranked candidates are invited by e-mail to apply to the NBPNP. If nominated, NBPNP applicants will be processed via the federal government’s Express Entry electronic immigration management system, which will try to process applications in six months.

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