In May 2023, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) conducted its latest Express Entry draw, issuing a total of 93 invitations to candidates through New Brunswick’s Express Entry stream.
The breakdown of invitations is as follows:
- New Brunswick Employment Connection: 21 Invitations
- New Brunswick Student Connection: 10 Invitations
- New Brunswick Occupations In Demand Connection: 62 Invitations
To find eligible candidates, the NBPNP regularly searches the Express Entry pool managed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The number and frequency of draws depend on the NBPNP’s application backlog at the time.Usually, New Brunswick conducts PNP draws twice a month. However, the draw results are not announced in advance.
Understanding the New Brunswick PNP
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is a pathway incepted to invite skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and international graduates to the province. It provides a pathway for individuals seeking Canadian permanent residency while contributing to the province’s economic growth.
The NBPNP operates through various streams, each with its own set of requirements and criteria. Let’s explore these streams:
Express Entry Labour Market Stream
Aligned with the federal Express Entry system, the Express Entry Labour Market Stream enables the province to nominate candidates from the pool of Express Entry applicants who possess the skills and experience needed by New Brunswick employers. This stream targets skilled workers in high-demand occupations within the province.
Skilled Worker Employer Support Stream
The Skilled Worker Employer Support Stream requires a job offer from a New Brunswick employer. It aims to attract skilled workers with the necessary qualifications and experience to fill specific positions that are challenging to fill locally.
The Entrepreneurial Stream is designed for individuals interested in establishing or purchasing a business in New Brunswick. Candidates must demonstrate their ability to actively manage and operate a business while meeting other eligibility requirements.
Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
The Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream is tailored for graduates from recognized post-secondary institutions in New Brunswick who have started or acquired a business in the province and intend to settle permanently.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a collaboration between the federal government of Canada and the Atlantic Provinces. It targets skilled workers, intermediate-skilled workers, and international graduates who have a job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic region.
To apply for the NBPNP, individuals must meet the specific eligibility requirements of the stream they are applying to. Successful applicants receive a provincial nomination, which they can then use to apply for Canadian permanent residency through the federal government. The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program offers promising opportunities for individuals to obtain Canadian permanent residency while contributing to the province’s economic development. It is essential for candidates to thoroughly understand each stream’s requirements and submit a complete profile and an accurate application.