If you want to immigrate to Canada and you have a job offer from an employer in New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) might be the perfect Canadian immigration option for you.
Indeed, if you are already living and working or studying in New Brunswick — or if you called New Brunswick home in the recent past — your chances of success under the NBPNP Skilled Worker with Employer Support stream can improve substantially.
And if you have been unable to become eligible under the federal Express Entry system, or are languishing in the Express Entry pool with no sign of an invitation to apply for permanent residence, note that the New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support stream is not aligned with Express Entry. Therefore, it’s a good idea to look into this stream in detail, so let’s do exactly that.
As a Skilled Worker Applicant with employer support:
- You are between 19 and 55 years of age.
- You demonstrate, at a minimum, basic language ability. Applicants must provide valid results from a language test (IELTS-General, CELPIP-General and/or TEF) from a test taken within the last two years. Applicants in National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill levels C and D must achieve a minimum standard of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 across all four categories: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- You have the education, qualifications and, or licenses needed to fulfill your job duties. You will provide evidence that you have, at a minimum, been awarded a high school diploma for education completed after junior/middle school and before college, university and other formal training.
- You will live and work in New Brunswick.
- Your offer of employment is genuine. The company must have been operating for at least one year at the time the application is received. You will demonstrate that you have been interviewed and hired by your employer.
- You are a permanent full-time employee of a New Brunswick company. You are expected to regularly work the standard number of hours fixed by the employer for employees in the Occupational Group in which you are employed. Your job will not have a pre-determined end date.
- Your job is represented in one of the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill levels: Skill levels O, A, B, Skill level C (Skill type 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 only), Skill level D (Skill type 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 only)
- You score a minimum of 60 points in the selection factors outlined below.
Employers should note the following:
- The employer must demonstrate that they have been unable to find a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to perform the job duties.
- The job must provide a comparable industry rate of pay. Accommodations provided by the employer will not be considered as part of the compensation package.
- The job complies with New Brunswick employment standards.
Age (Maximum points: 10)
Language (Maximum points: 28)
Scoring is based on your ability to speak, read and write English and/or French. If you cannot speak, read and write either English or French, or both, at a basic level you will be refused.
|First official language||Reading||Writing||Listening||Speaking|
|Second official language|
|CLB 4+ in all four language abilities||Maximum points||4|
Education (Maximum points: 20)
|Education – Canadian, or equivalent Points||Points|
|Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)||20|
|Master's degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession. (For “professional degree,” the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)||20|
|Two or more certificates, degrees, diplomas or certificates from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute. One must be for a program of at least three years.||19|
|Bachelor's degree, or a three, or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute||19|
|Two-year degree, diploma or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute||18|
|One-year degree, diploma or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute||17|
|Secondary diploma (high school graduation) from a high school (after junior/middle school and before college, university or other formal training||15|
Adaptability (Maximum points: 12)
You must demonstrate your genuine intention to settle in New Brunswick.
|Points (Maximum 12 points)|
|Employment||You have worked in New Brunswick for at least two of the last five years, with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada||10|
|Your employer has a positive LMIA on which your job offer is based, or your occupation is exempt from needing an LMIA, or||8|
|your employer interviewed, and hired you, through a national or|
international recruitment mission organized by PETL in the 12 months
immediately prior to submitting an application
|You have worked in New Brunswick for at least one of the last five years, with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada, or||7|
|You are an international student graduate from a post-secondary|
institution in New Brunswick with at least six months work experience in the province, including work experience obtained while a student
|Education||You have successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary education from an accredited institution in New Brunswick||10|
|You have successfully completed at least one year of post-secondary education from an accredited institution in New Brunswick||7|
|Family||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 PR for the 12 months prior to you submitting an application.||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, or||5|
|Your spouse or common-law partner has a minimum language level proficiency of CLB4 4 in English or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 4 in French in all four language abilities||5|
Work experience (Maximum points: 20)
The number of years you have worked in your intended occupation during the last five years.
|Work Experience (in the last five years)||Points|
Priority occupation (Maximum points: 10)
You may be awarded 10 points if your intended occupation is in the education, health care, manufacturing, transportation or the business service centres sector, and your employer can demonstrate that they have been unable to identify qualified candidates in the local labour market.