New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

New Brunswick Express Entry Process

New Brunswick, which is the only bilingual province, is one of Canada’s northeastern Maritime provinces. About 30% of the population speak French in New Brunswick, and it is home to some of the popular cities like Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) or simply New Brunswick Immigration targets individuals with specific skills that match the economic and labour needs of the province. The individuals who meet the requirements will receive a New Brunswick provincial nomination certificate. Using this nomination, foreign individuals can then apply for permanent residence in Canada. Presently, New Brunswick PNP accepts applications from interested individuals under the following immigration categories:

1. New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream:

As the name suggests, this stream allows New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program to target candidates with an active profile in Canada’s Express Entry pool. It also follows the same selection system to meet the labour and market needs of New Brunswick PNP province. Before being selected, candidates should meet the initial eligibility factors such as age, work experience, language skills, education, job offer and adaptability. Successful candidates who get selected will obtain 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System points and also an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

2. Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream: New Brunswick PNP

This stream is dedicated to International graduates who have completed their graduation from recognized Universities or colleges present in New Brunswick province. To qualify under this stream, candidates must have started or acquired a business in New Brunswick province for at least one year while they have the Post-Graduation Work permit.

3. Skilled Workers with Employer Support:

Candidates who have a secured permanent job offer from an employer in New Brunswick Express Entry province comes under this category. This applies to all the candidates who are living and working or studying in New Brunswick province. The age limit for this stream is between 22 and 55 years. Skilled candidates should demonstrate an essential language ability along with meeting all the other requirements such as education, an employment offer and occupational role.

4. Entrepreneurial Stream in New Brunswick PNP:

The entrepreneurial stream is intended for the candidates who can invest in any of the eligible businesses inside the New Brunswick Express Entry province. Candidates should also move to the province with their families. Minimum requirements include an investment of at least $250,000 in a New Brunswick business or at least 33% of the ownership. They should also have a legally-acquired personal wealth of at least $600,000, out of which $300,000 must be available in liquidity. Other requirements are the same as that of the previous streams. The process operates on Express of Interest basis.


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