Eligible New Brunswick workers who wish to become permanent residents of Canada can now apply for provincial nomination.
The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is now open to Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders who hold jobs classified under NOC skill level D. These jobs generally require on-the-job training and include fruit pickers, cleaning staff, as well as oilfield workers.
Temporary workers in these types of occupations will be able to apply to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program until April 30, 2021, according to a press release.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will accept applications from temporary residents who meet the following criteria:You meet all the eligibility criteria for the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream;You are a graduate of a designated New Brunswick post-secondary institution (DLI); andYou hold a PGWP that was issued after you graduated from this New Brunswick institution;
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will accept applications from temporary residents who meet the following criteria:
- You meet all the eligibility criteria for the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream;
- You are a graduate of a designated New Brunswick post-secondary institution (DLI); and
- You hold a PGWP that was issued after you graduated from this New Brunswick institution;
Eligibility criteria for NB Skilled Worker Stream
This NB PNP stream is for skilled immigrants who have a job offer from an eligible employer of the province. One of the main requirements is that you must have an intention to live in New Brunswick. You must also have a full-time, permanent, year-round job offer in an eligible occupation. You must demonstrate that you are qualified for the position and that you are offered a competitive salary. Your employer must also be willing to support the request. If you are working in a regulated profession, you must have certification or license from the regulatory authority. The Government of New Brunswick website has more information on regulated professions as well as information on how to get certified or licensed in the province.
If you qualify for the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream, you will receive a score based on your age, language skills, education, previous work experience, and other factors. You will need at least 60 points out of 100 to be eligible.
You must be between 19 and 55 years old. Your language skills in English or French must be at least equal to a Canadian Language Proficiency Level (CLB) of 4 in all abilities. New Brunswick is a bilingual province and additional points go to applicants who can demonstrate a CLB 4 in both languages.
You need at least a high school diploma, and study abroad must be accompanied by a credential assessment that is less than five years old.
You must have at least one year of work experience unless you have graduated from DLI New Brunswick with at least one degree, diploma, or certificate program. Work experience abroad counts towards your points.
New Brunswick also awards points to applicants working in priority sectors such as business service centers, education, health care, manufacturing, and transportation. Extra points are awarded to the profile if you have connections to the province like employment, education, language, and other skills.