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New Brunswick is accepting truckers under the Skilled Worker Stream

New Brunswick is accepting truckers under the Skilled Worker Stream

New Brunswick announced on February 23, 2022 about the new immigration pathway for truckers.

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) has launched a new pathway for NOC 7511 to help develop the transportation industry in the province and recruit well-qualified truck drivers. Employers who want to hire foreign nationals should apply to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and acquire a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Both truck drivers and employers must meet eligibility requirements to be eligible to participate in the program. This program assist New Brunswick employers who are unable to fill vacancies with Canadian citizens or permanent residents to recruit foreign nationals and international graduates.

The eligibility requirements to be able to participate in the program are as follows:

  • You may be asked to provide evidence, that may include, but is not limited to:

    • completed training as a Transport Truck Driver at a post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada (i.e. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador)

    • electronic driving logs that demonstrate time spent in New Brunswick (i.e. regular returns, off-time)

    • residency including household lease agreements and/or property ownership

    • spouse/partner being employed in New Brunswick

    • family ties and other social relationships and connections

    • children registered and attending school in the province (if applicable)

    • details of prior visits to Canada and/or

    • your connection to other jurisdictions in Canada

  • You must demonstrate that you have been working as a Transport Truck Driver for at least six months in New Brunswick with a New Brunswick Driver's License, and while on a valid work permit, within the past five years prior to the date of application

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is created for foreign nationals who possess the skills, education and work experience needed to contribute to the province's economy.

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