The government of New Brunswick (GNB) updated the guideline for the Skilled Worker Stream applicants on April 3, 2022.
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is an economic immigration pathway for individuals who want to reside and become economically established in New Brunswick. This program is for workers with the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy.
The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream was not considered for family reunification, protected persons, or for humanitarian and compassionate reasons but aims to help employers hire foreign nationals and international graduates to fill job vacancies in New Brunswick.
Applicants who are eligible for the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream must meet all minimum eligibility requirements and selection factors and submit all required documentation to the government of New Brunswick and to the government of Canada.
Obtaining permanent resident (PR) status requires two stages of approval under the NBPNP. The stage one is the Application to the NBPNP for a nomination certificate. Under the stage one, if you meet all eligibility criteria and selection factors, and your New Brunswick employer has supported you through a completed and signed Employer Information form (NBPNP-004), you are eligible to apply online to the NBPNP.
The stage two is the Application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for a PR visa. If your application is approved by GNB, you must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a PR visa. As a result, you will need to send your application to the IRCC's Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
In addition, applicants and their spouse and dependents must meet statutory requirements for medical, security and criminal admissibility. Note that IRCC has the final authority to issue a PR visa. Therefore, even if GNB nominates you for PR, there is no guarantee that IRCC will approve it.