The NBPNP is a provincial immigration program made possible through an agreement with the Government of Canada. As an economic program, the NBPNP selects, and nominates, qualified workers from around the world who will live in New Brunswick and contribute to the New Brunswick economy through full time ongoing employment and reside permanently in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick recognizes that immigration is a source of skills, entrepreneurship, expertise, international links, and capital, which create additional employment and investment. When applying to any of New Brunswick’s immigration streams, you must be PR Ready, it means that you meet all minimum eligibility requirements and selection factors and have all the required documents on hand to prepare and submit a complete and correct application to the Government of New Brunswick and to the Government of Canada.
NBPNP offers the following Streams;
Skilled worker stream
Skilled worker stream
There are various requirements for each stage of the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream process distinctively divided into registration, application and nomination. For registration there has to be an eligible connection to New Brunswick such as;
living in New Brunswick and are working paid, full-time employment from a New Brunswick company in an occupation listed as skill type NOC 0, A or B.
have a guaranteed job offer in their intended occupation with skill type NOC 0, A or B and intend to live permanently in NB and
have been selected, by PETL, from the federal Express Entry pool in response to provincial labour market needs and received a Notification of Interest via your federal Express Entry account.
You have enough money to support yourself and your family (even if they are not coming with you to Canada)
If an applicant meet the eligibility requirements, he/she will be assessed based on the following six selection factors: age, education, English and/or French language skills, work experience, have a valid job offer and adaptability (how well you are likely to settle in NB. These factors are based on 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream and to be invited an applicant must have no less than 67 points.
Job Offer Applicants
To be considered for nomination as a skilled worker under the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program, you require a permanent, full-time job offer from an established New Brunswick company and, you must meet all other requirements. The job must meet provincial employment standards and offer comparable industry rates of pay. In most cases, the skills offered by the potential immigrant are not readily available in New Brunswick and employers must demonstrate that they are having difficulty finding these skills in the local job market. You must meet the following requirements:
You are between 22 and 55 years of age and you have sufficient English and, or French language ability to fulfill your job duties. Applicants must provide valid results from a language test administered by a designated testing agency. The acceptable tests are:
the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training;
the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP-General); and
the Test d’Évaluation de Français (to test proficiency in French).
You have the education, qualifications and, or licenses needed to fulfill your job duties. If you are living in Canada during the NBPNP application process it is your responsibility to maintain your legal immigration status.
You will live and work in New Brunswick.
Your offer of employment is genuine.
You are a permanent full-time employee of a New Brunswick Company.
Your job is represented in one of the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill levels:
Skill levels O, A, B
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
The EOI is the first step in the Express Entry Labour Market Stream (EELMS) application process. A limited number of EOIs will be accepted every month. Only those individuals who are successful at the EOI stage will be invited to formally apply to the Program.
Candidates, who are invited to formally apply, will complete a more extensive application form, including details about their families and the main applicant. Any difference in submitted EOI information with that on the application after ITA will be deemed misrepresentation and result in disqualification and barred from the program.
A nomination certificate does not guarantee the issuance of a permanent resident visa. Your nomination may be withdrawn, by the NBPNP, at any time prior to the issuance of a permanent resident visa by IRCC. Reasons for which the NBPNP may withdraw a nomination include, but are not limited to the following:
The NBPNP is no longer satisfied that you meet the requirements under which you were nominated.
The NBPNP being advised that information in your immigration application is false or misleading.
You do not intend to reside in New Brunswick.
Applications are not accepted from applicants who:
Have an application in process under another immigration program in Canada.
Are not lawfully residing in their country of residence at the time an application is received at the NBPNP Office. (Proof of lawful residence is required.)
Have an unresolved humanitarian and compassionate claim in Canada.
Are failed humanitarian and compassionate claimants living in Canada.
Have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada.
Are failed refugee claimants living in Canada.
Are under a removal order in Canada.
Are prohibited from entering Canada.
Are engaged in full-time post-secondary education.
Are live-in caregivers.
Are seasonal workers.
Provincial Nominees who pass the medical and security requirements at the federal government level are likely to see their application for immigration to Canada processed expeditiously in 4 to 6 months for well-prepared files. For additional information about New Brunswick Provincial nominee, please click here
New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream
The New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream is designed for experienced business owners and senior managers who wish to become permanent residents by owning a business in New Brunswick (NB) and managing it, while residing in the Province.
To be eligible for this program, the applicant must;
meet the minimum eligibility requirements for age, language, education, personal net worth, business ownership and/or senior management experience, business concept and score a minimum of 65 points in the selection factors to be drawn from EOI.
Have a personal net worth of at least CAD $600,000 of which CAD $300,000 must be liquid
Pay a refundable deposit of CAD $100,000
make an eligible business investment of not less than CAD $250,000 before tax
control at least 33.33 per cent equity in the business
Conduct Exploratory Visit to NB for at least five business days within the previous 24 months& provide report with application
submit a business concept with his/her EOI.
Proof of business ownership or Senior Management experience
Prove intent to reside in New Brunswick
Business must be of economic benefit to the new Brunswick
a private-sector, for-profit entity with the primary purpose of earning profits through the sale of goods and/or services;
considered a “permanent establishment” as defined under subsection 400(2) of the Canadian Income Tax Regulations, 1985
Priority processing may occur where business pan indicates significant economic benefit through
increased value-added manufacturing or processing for New Brunswick exports
enhanced research and development
development of new products and/or services
development of innovative approaches to traditional businesses
development and/or enhancements of new technologies
the transfer of technology and specialized knowledge to New Brunswick
providing products and/or services to an under-served local or regional market
To find out if you are eligible to apply for immigration through the Entrepreneur stream, click here to complete your eligibility questionnaire.
NBPNP – Post Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
The Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream is for recent foreign graduates from a recognized university in New Brunswick (NB) or the NB Community College, who have studied for at least two years full-time. The graduate must have after graduation started or acquired a business in NB and operated it for at least one year, while on a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit. They must also settle in the province permanently.
To be eligible for this program, the applicant must;
be between 22-40 years of age; and
have a score of at least 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark Test (CLB) in speaking, listening, reading and writing competencies in English or French; and
have completed a full-time New Brunswick post-secondary degree or diploma for at least two years (15 hours of class per week) from a recognized university or community college; and
have resided in New Brunswick during the academic program (no distance-learning programs or compressed academic programs are eligible); and
have owned and operated a business in NB for at least one full year (100% ownership of business equity); and
have a valid post-graduation work permit; and
demonstrate their intention and ability to settle in NB.
To find out if you are eligible to apply for immigration through the Post-Graduate Entrepreneur stream, click here to complete your eligibility questionnaire.
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