Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support

This is one of the streams of the PNP program operated by the province of New Brunswick. It is especially designed to target highly skilled foreign workers with a valid job offer from a New Brunswick employer.

Candidates successfully nominated through this stream get automatically forwarded to IRCC in order to be evaluated for Canadian permanent residence. The province regularly organizes events out of Canada for foreign nationals who are interested to immigrate to Canada. Those successful through these information sessions are deemed to be eligible to immigrate to Canada through the New Brunswick PNP or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

Program Requirements

Express Entry Profile

No

Connection to Province

No

Job Offer

Yes

Language Proficiency

CLB 4

Level of Education

High School

Work Experience

Related to Job Offer

Investment Requirement

None

Job Offer

In order to be eligible for this stream, the candidates must have a valid job offer from an eligible New Brunswick employer. This offer of employment must be for work at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. In case the offer of employment is at NOC Skill Level C or D, it must be classified as NOC Skill Type 1, 3, 7, 8, or 9 to be considered valid.

Language Proficiency

In order to be eligible for this stream, the candidates must demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with CLB level 4.


Level of Education

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must have at least the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma. The candidates must also have any additional education, qualifications or licenses required to perform the duties of the job they have been offered.

Work Experience

The candidates must have sufficient work experience to perform the duties of the job that they have been offered in the province of New Brunswick.

Age

The candidates must be anywhere from 19 to 55 years of age on the day of receiving their application by New Brunswick PNP.

Points Assessment Grid

In order to be eligible, the candidates must score at least 60 points out of 100 on the NB Skilled Worker Applicant Points Assessment Grid.

Employer Requirements

The candidates must have a valid job offer from an eligible New Brunswick employer in order to apply to this stream. Additionally, in order for the job offers to be considered valid, the employer must also meet certain general requirements.

Job Offer Requirements

The offered job must offer a full-time, indeterminate position with a wage meeting industry standards.

Business Requirements

At the time the application is received, the business must have been in operation for at least one year.

Recruitment Requirements

Employers must demonstrate their inability to find a Canadian permanent resident or citizen to fill the position.
 

Points Assessment Grid

In order to be eligible to apply to this stream, the candidates must score at least 60 out of 100 points on the following selection factors.

 

Overview of Factors

Factor

Max Points

Age

10

Language

28

Education

20

Adaptability

12

Work Experience

30

Minimum Pass Score

60

 

Age

Age

Points

22-55

10

19-21

8

Maximum

10

 

Language

Canadian Language Benchmark Level

English

French

CLB 7+

6

4

CLB 5-6

5

4

CLB 4

4

4

Maximum

24

4

Education

Level Completed

Points

Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.), Master's degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession.

20

Bachelor's degree, or Two or more certificates.

19

Two-year degree, diploma or certificate

18

One-year degree, diploma or certificate

17

Secondary education

15

Maximum

20

 

Adaptability

Adaptability

Points

Family Living in New Brunswick

You or your spouse/common-law partner, has a son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew living in New Brunswick as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

5

Spouse or

Common-Law

Partner

Your spouse or common-law partner worked for at least one of the last five years in New Brunswick, with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada

5

Your spouse or common-law partner has a minimum language

level proficiency of CLB4 4 in English or Niveaux de comp├ętence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 4 in French in all

four language abilities

5

Education in New Brunswick

You have completed at least two years of post-secondary education in NB

10

You have completed at least one year of post-secondary education in NB

7

Employment in New Brunswick

You have worked for at least two of the last five years in NB

10

Your employer has a positive LMIA on which your job offer is based, or your occupation is exempt from needing an LMIA

8

Your employer has a positive LMIA through a national or international recruitment mission organized by PETL in the 12 months prior to submitting an application

8

You have worked for at least one of the last five years in NB

7

You are an international student graduate from a post-secondary

institution in New Brunswick with at least six months work experience

7

Maximum

12

 

Work Experience

Work Experience

Points

5 years

20

4 years

16

3 years

12

2 years

8

1 year

5

Maximum

20

 

Application Procedure

This stream charges a $250 CAD application fee per applicant and is open to new applications at any time. The applicants must submit their completed application for a provincial nomination from the NB PNP. If applicants will be notified if the application is successful, and it will be forwarded directly to IRCC in order to be evaluated for Canadian PR. Such paper-based applications for PR as a provincial nominee generally get processed in 18 months.