Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
The government of New Brunswick introduced legislation to ease the immigration of skilled workers
The government of New Brunswick introduced on May 31, 2022 about a new legislation to help internationally educated skilled workers to continue working in their professions in New Brunswick more easily.
The new legislation will support improved pathways to employment for newcomers who are looking to move to the province and have difficulty getting their foreign credentials recognized. The Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act is in effect in all other Canadian provinces.
If New Brunswick approves the legislation, provincial government bodies will have to create a transparent, objective, impartial and efficient application and registration processes, and comply with the Canada Free Trade Agreement, which requires recognition of credentials among New Brunswick and other Canadian jurisdictions.
Standards of practice and qualifications for professions, occupations, and trades are set by regulatory bodies. Workers in New Brunswick must obtain a licence or certification from the relevant regulatory body to work as professionals in a regulated occupation.