Provincial Nomination of New Brunswick
New Brunswick is one of the eastern provinces of Canada, bordered by Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It offers various immigration or provincial nomination programs, including Express Entry. Currently following categories are open for immigrants;
- Express Entry
- Employer Support (Skilled Workers)
- Family Support (Skilled Workers)
- Business Applicants
1. Express Entry Applicants
There are certain pre-requisites for the provincial nomination program;
1. You have created Express Entry Profile and has registered with Job Bank
2. You meet eligibility criteria for NB (see below Nb Scoring Grid to know more about eligibility criteria)
3. Have received an email from NB inviting you to submit application
Step#1 – Submit application to NB
Once you receive invitation to apply email from NB, you will be given a checklist of documents that you are expected to complete and send them directly to NBPNP along with supporting documents such as ECA report, IELTS score etc.
You may have to request your respective ECA to submit your credentials directly to NBPNP. Your documents will not be returned, therefore, donot send originals and it is always better to have second copy.
Additional information may be requested by NB PNP depending on your application.
Work Experience must be validated by New Brunswick Provincial Nomination Program Express Entry Labour Market Stream (NBPNP- DCEELMS)
Step#2 – Application Assessment by NBPNP
Upon successful eligibility assessment, you will be given nomination certificate. This will be sent to your myIRCC account. If your application is refused you will be intimated in same way.
If your application is refused on grounds of insufficient information, you will be given 10 business days to send missing information.
Step#3 – Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residency
After successful nomination, from NB you will be given 30 days to either accept or reject nomination.
Following your acceptance of nomination, you will be invited to apply for Permanent Residency by IRCC. You will be given 60 days to submit all documents requested such as Police Clearance, IELST results, ECA, Work Experience etc.
You may be asked to appear for personal interview by IRCC.
$250 is non refundable processing fee payable to NBPNP as processing fee which is in addition to other fees for PR application, Landing Fee and ECA.
NB Scoring Grid
Below is the scoring grid for Provincial Nomination of New Brunswick (NB) based on seven (7) selection factors.
1. Proficiency in First Official Language
|First Official Language||Points
|CLB 9 or plus||24|
|Below CLB 7||Not Eligible to apply|
Proficiency in Second Official Language
|Second Official Language||Points
|At least CLB 5 in all four modules||4|
|CLB 4 or less||0|
|Phd or equal university degree||25|
|Master’s Degree or university level entry to practice in NOC code 2011 Skill Level A, and licensed by provincial regulatory body
Degree program must be in one of these fields of study; Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry Law, Chiropractic medicine or Pharmacy
|Two or more post-secondary programs of which at least one comprise three (3) years||22|
|Post-secondary programs comprising three (3) years or longer||21|
|Post-secondary programs comprising two (2) years or longer||19|
|Post-secondary degree or diploma for one year at least||15|
|High school diploma, or equal||5|
|Six (6) years or above||15|
|Four (4) to Five (5) years||13|
|Two (2) to Three (3) years||11|
|One (1) year||9|
|Less than 22 years||0|
|47 and above||0|
Employment in NB
|Temporary Work Permit||Work Permit should be valid when you apply and when visa is issued
Work Permit was issued by IRCC based on positive LMIA
Employer made Permanent Job Offer as Skilled Worker
|Job in Canada is exempt from LMIA i.e. either
International agreement such as NAFTA
Federal Provincial agreement
|Work Permit should be valid when you apply and when visa is issued
Employer made Permanent Job Offer as Skilled Worker
|No work permit in Canada
Plan to work in Canada before you get PR visa
Currently work in Canada and offer made by different employer
Job that is exempt from LMIA and not under any mutual agreement
|Employer made Permanent Job Offer based on you being skilled worker (Skills level 0,A, or B)
Employer has positive LMIA
|Spouse or CLP language skills is CLB 4 for each module||5|
|Past study in new Brunswick; Finished two academic years of full time study i.e. 15 hours of classes per week||5|
|Spouse of CLP past study in New Brunswick; Finished two academic years of full time study i.e. 15 hours of classes per week||5|
|Past work in New Brunswick; one year of full time work in NB for NOC 0, A and B and with valid work permit while authorized to work in Canada||10|
|Spouse or CLP past work experience in NB; one year with work permit||5|
|Arranged employment in NB||5|
|Relatives in NB
Either Principal applicant or spouse / CLP have a relative that is ;
-parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, child of a parent (sibling), child of grandparent (aunt, uncle) or grandchild of a parent (niece, nephew)
Who lives in Canada
18 years or older
And Citizen or Permanent Resident