Last Update: July 26, 2019
As of July 26, 2019, New Brunswick has announced that for the first time the province will be contacting candidates in the Express Entry pool and inviting them to apply directly to the New Brunswick Express Entry Program. The criteria for selection have not been made public, with the province stating it will contact Express Entry candidates “in response to provincial labour-market needs.”
Candidates who are selected will be contacted by New Brunswick directly through their online accounts with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Other candidates are still eligible to submit
In addition to inviting candidates directly from the Express Entry pool, the province will continue to accept Expressions of Interest from candidates who meet all of the following criteria:
- The candidate has submitted an Express Entry profile;
- The candidate is currently living and working in New Brunswick, and a letter of employment from the employer must be included with the EOI;
- The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code for this current employment is for a position that matches NOC Level 0, A, or B;
- The candidates has a valid work permit authorizing their current employment in Canada; a PDF copy must be included with the submission;
- The candidate has valid language test scores (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, or TCF) with scores equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or better in all four language competencies;
- The candidate has a valid Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) which attests to the minimum equivalent of a Canadian High School diploma, if he or she did not study in Canada.
The NBPNP is one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, through which provinces nominate individuals for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants may include accompanying family members on their application.
Successful applicants to the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market stream obtain 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, effectively guaranteeing them an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
To submit an EOI, eligible Express Entry candidates must meet all New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream criteria, including a valid and current language exam, an ECA, sufficient funds, relevant work experience, and all other criteria.
Applicants must score at least 67 points under the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream points grid. The selection factors are exactly the same as for the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), except for factors 5 and 6, which in the case of the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market stream relate to the province of New Brunswick, rather than nationally. So, if you entered the Express Entry pool as a FSWC candidate and claimed points for arranged employment (job offer) or certain adaptability factors, those points would only be awarded in the New Brunswick system if the job offer or adaptability factor(s), as the case may be, are based in New Brunswick, and not another province.
The complete points grid for the Express Entry Labour Market stream is viewable on the NBPNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream Self-Assessment Form.
In addition, applicants must be 22 to 55 years of age, inclusive, and sign a commitment to live and work in New Brunswick.
Labour Market stream steps
|Step 1||Review EELMS requirements to determine if you are eligible.|
|Step 2||If you meet the requirements, review the requirements to submit an EOI.|
|Step 3||Send your EOI to the NBPNP Express Entry mailbox at [email protected], provided you are eligible.|
|Step 4||Submit a full EELMS application to the NBPNP within 60 calendar days, after receiving your invitation to apply.|
|Step 5||Accept your nomination electronically through your MyCIC (Express Entry) account. You have 30 days to accept the NBPNP nomination once your application is successful, and you have been nominated.|
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