New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, with about 30 percent of the population speaking French as a first language. New Brunswick is home to a number of cities such as Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton.
The NBPNP is New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program.
Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a New Brunswick Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes. The NBPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:
- Express Entry Labour Market Stream
- Skilled Workers with Family Support
- Skilled Workers with Employer Support
- Business Applicants
Note: The government of New Brunswick has announced a new pilot program called Succession Connect. Through this pilot program, newcomers to the province may take on the running of an established business in New Brunswick. Further details will be posted on this page when they are announced.
Express Entry Labour Market Stream
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) has developed and launched its Express Entry Labour Market Stream. This stream allows the NBPNP to use the federal Express Entry immigration selection system to meet New Brunswick’s specific labour market and demographic needs. This stream operates under an ‘Expression of Interest’ model.
Skilled Workers with Family Support
New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who have worked in New Brunswick and have close family ties to the province.
Skilled Workers with Employer Support
New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who have received a full-time, permanent job offer from a New Brunswick employer.
New Brunswick accepts applications under this category from individuals who plan to own and actively manage a business in New Brunswick. Applicants are expected to make a monetary investment in the business.