New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

New Brunswick is the sole bilingual region in Canada. Around 30 percent of the residents of this northeastern Maritime province use French as the natural language of communication. The province has many important and popular cities, including Moncton, St. John, and Fredericton.

Immigrants can try for a provincial nomination certificate through the NBPNP, which is its provincial nominee program. They must have the qualification, skills, and experience suggested in the eligibility mandate. The nomination paves the way for a permanent residence application.

The BNBPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

Express Entry Labour Market Stream:

The Express Entry Labour Market Stream (EELMS) permits the NBPNP to leverage this selection method to fulfill the demographic requirements and labour market demands of this province.

The Express Entry Labour Market Stream accepts EOIs from candidates meeting the following criteria:

  • A valid Express Entry profile and Job Seeker Validation code
  • Must be living and working in New Brunswick with an appropriately classified skill level
  • Must submit a letter of employment from the employer
  • Must have a valid Canadian work permit
  • Must have language test scores equivalent to CLB 7
  • Must have a legal ECA or Educational Credential Assessment

Minimum Requirements

To be eligible for the NBPNP – EELMS, the candidate must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • They must be between ages 22 and 55
  • Must have completed a secondary (high school) or post-secondary educational credential in Canada for at least one academic year or must have a foreign educational credential from a recognized institution or authority. In the case of a foreign educational credential, they must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.
  • Must have a genuine employment offer from a local employer if the provincial nomination is filed under an occupation
  • Must have at least 12 months of continuous skilled work experience (or equivalent part-time work) in their primary occupation
  • Must provide a Commitment to Live and Work in New Brunswick form
  • Show the financial stability to support the settlement of self and family members

Skilled Workers with Employer Support

The province accepts applications from individuals with a full-time, permanent job offer from a New Brunswick employer in this category.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be between 22 and 55 years of age;
  • Know good English or French to fulfill job responsibilities
  • Have the required qualifications, licenses, and certification needed to work in New Brunswick;
  • Have a minimum of high school level of learning
  • Have a full-time job offer of a permanent nature from an eligible employer from the province and also show proof of employment
  • Show their intention to live and work in New Brunswick
  • Score at least 50 points on a selection grid

Application Process

Submission of Application

Submit the original copy of the NBPNP form, a photocopy of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) forms, and other supporting documents. You must also pay a processing fee of CAD 250, which is refundable. Additional information may be requested during the application process.

Notification of Decision

The NBPNP will provide written notification of the decision taken on your application. If successful, your permanent residence application will be mailed to the IRCC

Settling in New Brunswick

You must inform the NBPNP about your new home address and contact details within 30 days of arriving in Canada.

Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream

This category is open for individuals who have graduated from a recognized academic institution in New Brunswick or have launched or acquired a business in New Brunswick.


  • Must be between 22 and 55 years
  • Must have completed at least two-year post-secondary education post-school
  • Must have CLB 5 in English or French
  • Show the intention to stay and run a business in New Brunswick
  • Develop and submit a business plan, approved by the local government official
  • Must have a personal net worth of at least CAD 600,000, of which CAD 300,000 must be free from debts or other obligations
  • Have at least three years of experience in managing and owning a business
  • Must submit a business concept that shows significant economic benefit to the province
  • Must score at least 65 points on the unique selection grid of the province

New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream Application Process

  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Make an exploratory visit before applying to know the business environment of the province better
  • Submit an application for an invitation to apply for permanent resident
  • Make an application to the New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Participate in the interview with NBPNP officers for evaluating your application
  • Nomination and receive the Canadian Permanent Residence application

Skilled Workers with Family Support

As this program was closed permanently in February 2018, details are irrelevant.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program 

New Brunswick recruits foreign workers to fill the shortages in the local labour market in Atlantic Canada. Foreign nationals can participate in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. They may be residing outside Canada or on temporary status in Canada when making the application.

All applicants must have a genuine job offer from a designated employer complying with the program guidelines.

Dev Immigration Services Inc is the preferred Canadian immigration service of people looking for immigration and permanent residency opportunities in New Brunswick through the NBPNP. With our unmatched experience in Canadian Immigration laws and processes, we can guide you through every stage of the rather complex process with absolute ease. We have the best team of professionals dedicated to helping you immigrate to Canada. If you plan to immigrate to Canada through the NBPNP or any other pathway, contact us for a consultation.


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