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 22 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 50 points in the selection factors outlined below.
Employers should note the following:
- The job must be in an area of skill shortage. 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: 15)
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.
|Advanced||Operational command of the language with only occasional inaccuracies||9||9|
|Intermediate||Effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies and misunderstandings||7||7|
|Basic||Partial competence in familiar situations||4||4|
Education (Maximum points: 18)
|Post-graduate education||Master's degree awarded by a graduate school of a college or university, after completing a Bachelor's degree, or|
Doctorate degree awarded based on at least three years of graduate studies and a thesis, after completing a Master's degree
|Post-secondary education||Academic degree awarded by a college or university to those who complete an undergraduate curriculum that required at least three years full-time study, or|
Diploma completed in a specific trade that required at least two years full-time study
|Secondary education||High school diploma awarded after junior/middle school and before college, university or other formal training||10|
Adaptability (Maximum points: 25)
You must demonstrate your genuine intention to settle in New Brunswick.
|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||10|
|Education in New Brunswick||You have completed at least one year of post-secondary education in NB||5|
|You have completed at least two years of post-secondary education in NB||10|
|Employment in New Brunswick||You have worked for at least one of the last five years in NB||10|
|You have worked for at least two of the last five years in NB||15|
|Your spouse/common-law-partner has worked for at least six months in the last calendar year in NB||5|
|Area of Skill Shortage||You have a positive LMIA||10|
|Your employer demonstrates that they have been unable to find a|
Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to perform the job
duties AND they participate in recruitment activities with the NBPNP.
|Additional Job Skills||You can demonstrate successful employment in a second occupation, where the occupation is different from your intended occupation in New Brunswick. The occupation must be skilled and supported by a diploma or trade certificate.||5|
Work experience (Maximum points: 10)
The number of years you have worked in your intended occupation during the last five years.
|Work Experience (in the last five years)||Points|