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New Brunswick Express Entry

New Brunswick Express Entry

An Overview of New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

If you are looking for a mix of sea-side, rural, and urban lifestyle in Canada, New Brunswick is the place to be. The province has incredible parks, beautiful rivers, walking trails, inexpensive homes, and a generally excellent quality of life.

New Brunswick is one of the least populous provinces in Canada, with a total population of about 750,000. It is, therefore, not surprising that there are major job gaps in the tourism, oil refinery, industrial, and fishing sectors. The New Brunswick government has several programs aimed at bringing in skilled labour to fill these gaps.

One such program is the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP). This is the easiest way for applicants who have relevant skills to immigrate into the province. This immigration option allows you and your dependents to get permanent residency status.

If you are nominated, the NB PNP adds your nomination certificate, which automatically adds 600 Express Entry CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points (out of a possible 1,200). With an injection of 600 points, you will have a high enough CRS score to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) as a Permanent Resident.

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How Does One Apply?

1 You could get a Provincial Nominee Program NB nomination certificate by simply sending an EOI (Expression of Interest) form to Immigration New Brunswick.

Immigration authorities will consider your application and if they are satisfied, they will nominate you. You then create a new Express Entry profile and key in the provincial nomination certificate credentials.

2 You could also apply by first creating an online Express Entry profile and then formally expressing an interest to immigrate to New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick immigration authorities will then consider your application and they will contact you directly through the Express Entry system if you qualify, inviting you to apply to the program.

New Brunswick prefers the second method because you will be able to include your Express Entry Profile ID alongside the EOI.

When you apply through the Express Entry system, the process is fast enough and should take no more than 6 months.

Qualification Categories

This is a new category that is meant for applicants in all National Occupational Classification (NOC) levels leave for level C or D ranging from bookkeepers to industrial electricians and mechanics and from business analysts to certified accountants.

Eligibility criteria include a signed commitment that you will work and reside in NB, you must be aged between 22 and 55, you must meet language requirements, and you must score at least 67/100 points in Canada Skilled Worker Program factors.

You will be given priority if you have previously worked in New Brunswick for at least 1 year in the past 5 years, if you are currently working in NB, if you have family living in the province, if you have a permanent job offer from an NB employer, and if you speak French as a first language.

As an example, if you are a language translator, when sending an EOI email to the NBPNP you must use the email subject line “Open Language Translator.” If you do not use the right format in the email subject, you will void the EOI.

This category is meant for foreign nationals who are able to contribute to the province’s economy through a business idea, willingness to invest, or management experience. You may buy an existing business, you can start a new business, or you can enter into a partnership with an NB entrepreneur.

Eligibility criteria include a personal net worth greater than $300,000, a deposit of $75,000 (that is refundable on conditions), being aged between 22 and 55, intention to operate a business in the province, at least a high school education, sufficient French and English speaking ability, a score of at least 50 on selection grid, relevant management experience for 3 years in the 5 years prior to application, and a business plan demonstrating how the enterprise can benefit the NB economy.

As the term suggests, this category is for applicants who have received a permanent offer of full-time employment in NB by an NB employer.

Eligibility criteria include at least a high school diploma, relevant qualifications, certifications, licenses, or education, intention to live and work in NB, sufficient French and English proficiency, age between 22 and 55, at least a 50 on the NBPNP selection grid, and work experience with the employer for NOC occupation level C or D applicants.

This category is meant for applicants who have close ties to New Brunswick. You do not require a job offer to be eligible under this criterion.

Eligibility criteria include having a close relative who can sponsor you, be aged between 22 and 50 years, sufficient language ability in French or English, education, qualification, certification, or license to perform work in your occupation, at least $10,000 and an extra $2,000 for each family member to allow you immigrate to NB, and intention to work in NOC (National Occupation Classification) skill level A, B, O, C (category 1,3,7,8,9) or D (category 1,3,7,8,9).


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At the Law Office of Matthew Jeffery, our lawyers will optimize your Express Entry profile to increase your score, keeping in mind there is intense competition and most of the time it is simple things like missing proof of academic qualification that locks people out.
Please fill out the Skilled Worker Free Assessment Form on our website and we will assess your qualifications and contact you with further details if you are qualified to make an application for immigration to Canada or one of its provinces.