Express Entry Labour Market Stream

New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream (EELMS) is one of the PNP programs operated by the province of New Brunswick. This stream is designed to target high-skilled foreign workers who can contribute to the New Brunswick economy.

The New Brunswick EELMS operates on the system of Expression of Interest and only accepts EOIs from individuals meeting specific conditions; these conditions may be different from the eligibility criteria for the stream. Below are the current eligibility criteria.

The candidate:
-    Must have an active Express Entry profile
-    Must be living and working currently in the province of New Brunswick and a letter of employment from the employer must be attached with the EOI
-    Must be working in a position at NOC Code 0, A, or B; the NOC code must be included with the EOI
-    Must hold a valid Canadian Work Permit.
-    Must have a valid language test scores in either English or French equal to CLB Level 7
-    Must have an Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA) showing education equivalent to a Canadian High School diploma

Candidates successfully nominated through the New Brunswick EELMS get invited to submit an official application for Canadian PR. As this stream is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, the candidate must have an active Express Entry profile under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program in order to be eligible for this stream.

New Brunswick periodically organizes events out of Canada for foreign nationals who are interested to immigrate to Canada. Candidates successful through these information sessions are eligible to immigrate to Canada through the New Brunswick PNP or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

Program Requirements

Express Entry Profile

Yes

Connection to Province

No

Job Offer

No

Language Proficiency

CLB 7

Level of Education

High School

Work Experience

NOC 0, A, or B

1 year

Investment Requirement

None

Express Entry Profile

As the New Brunswick EELMS is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, the candidates must have an active Express Entry profile. It should be noted that the candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program in order to be eligible for this stream.

Language Proficiency

All the candidates must demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with CLB level 7.

Level of Education

The candidates must have at least the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma.

Work Experience

The candidates must have experience of at least one year of full-time, continuous work in an occupation identified as NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B.

Age

The candidates must be between 22 and 55 years of age on the day their application is received.

Selection Factors

The candidates must score at least 67 points on the stream’s selection factors.

Expression of Interest

The requirements to submit an Expression of Interest are different from the eligibility requirements of the stream.

Settlement Funds

The candidates must meet their requirements in regard to settlement funds as determined by IRCC, which can be demonstrated through their own finances, or maintaining a valid offer of employment.

Application Procedure

As this stream operates on the system of Expression of Interest EOI, the candidates eligible for this stream must first submit their profile to the federal Express Entry pool and thereafter submit an EOI to the NBPNP via email. It should be noted that the program, at times, is paused by the province with no notification until reopening. The NBPNP, meanwhile, reviews the received EOIs and invites some applicants to submit complete applications for provincial nomination.

There are times when the province also invites candidates directly from the Federal Express Entry pool. It is quite possible that these candidates may not have submitted an EOI; their selection is based on their eligibility criteria and the labour-market needs of New Brunswick. Candidates who get selected directly from the pool receive a Letter of Interest through their Express Entry account.

Applicants are chosen on the basis of their ranking on the selection factors of New Brunswick EELMS. The invited applicants must submit a complete application for provincial nomination within 60 days of receiving the invitation by paying $250 CAD application fee per applicant. Successful applicants receive a nomination from New Brunswick, which they must accept within 30 days.

Once the provincial nomination is accepted, the applicant’s CRS score increases by 600 points, which virtually guarantees that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR in the next Express Entry draw.

Once the ITA is received, the applicant must prepare and submit an official application for Canadian PR within the stipulated timeframe. PR applications submitted through Express Entry generally get processed within 6 months.
 

New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream Selection Factors

Factor

Max Points

Language Proficiency

28

Education

25

Age

12

Work Experience

15

Arranged Employment

10

Adaptability

10

Minimum Pass Score

67

 

Age

Age

Points

Younger than 22

0

22-35

12

36

11

37

10

38

9

39

8

40

7

41

6

42

5

43

4

44

3

45

2

46

1

47 and older

0

Maximum

12

 

Language

Language Proficiency

Points

First Official Language

Speaking

Listening

Reading

Writing

CLB Level 9 or higher

6

6

6

6

CLB Level 8

5

5

5

5

CLB Level 7

4

4

4

4

Second Official Language

CLB Level 5 or higher in all four abilities

4

Maximum

28

Education

Education

Points

University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equal

25

University degree at the Master’s level or equal OR university level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal). Occupation related to the degree must be:

 

1) NOC 2011 Skill Level A, and

2) Licensed by a provincial regulatory body.

 

Note: Degree program must be in one of these fields of study: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry, Law, Chiropractic Medicine or Pharmacy.

23

Two or more post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years).

22

Post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal.

21

Post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal.

19

Post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal.

15

High school diploma, or equal.

5

Maximum

25

 

Adaptability

Adaptability

Points

Your spouse or partner's language level

Your spouse or common-law partner has a language level in either English or French at CLB 4 level or higher in all four language abilities (IELTS Listening 4.0, Reading 4.5, Writing 3.5, Speaking 4.0)

5

Your past study in New Brunswick

You finished at least two academic years of full-time (15 hrs/week) study in a program at least two years long at a secondary or post-secondary school in New Brun, and stayed in good academic standing during that time.

5

Your spouse or partner's past study in New Brunswick

Your spouse or common-law partner finished at least two academic years of full-time (15 hrs/week) study in a program at least two years long at a secondary or post-secondary school in New Brunswick, and stayed in good academic standing during that time.

5

Your past work in New Brunswick

You did at least one year of full-time work in New Brunswick (NOC Skill Type 0, A or B) with a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada.

10

Your spouse or partner's past work in New Brunswick

Your spouse or common-law partner did at least one year of full-time work in New Brunswick on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada.

5

Arranged Employment in New Brunswick

You earned points under Factor 5: Arranged Employment

5

Relatives in New Brunswick

You, or your spouse or common-law partner, have a relative who is living in New Brunswick AND 18 years or older AND a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, either a:

 

parent,

grandparent,

child,

grandchild,

child of a parent (sibling),

child of a grandparent (aunt or uncle),

or grandchild of a parent (niece or nephew)

5

Maximum Points

10

Work Experience

Work Experience

Points

6 or more years

15

4-5 years

13

2-3 years

11

1 year

9

Maximum

15

 

Arranged Employment

If

And

Points

You currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit.

Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued)

 

and

 

IRCC issued your work permit based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Your employer would have applied for the LMIA, which you then had to attach to your application to IRCC

 

and

 

You are working for an employer named on your work permit who has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.

10

You currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMIA requirement under an international agreement (such as, the North America Free Trade Agreement) or a federal-provincial agreement.

Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued)

 

and

 

Your current employer has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker

10

You currently do not have a work permit, or do not plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa.

 

OR

 

You are currently working in Canada and a different employer has offered to give you a permanent full-time job

 

OR

 

You are currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement.

An employer has made you a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker

 

and

 

The employer has a positive Labour Impact Assessment from ESDC

10

Maximum

10