What is New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream?

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is created for immigrants / foreign nationals who has the skills, education and work experience needed to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy.


In order to be eligible under the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream, candidates must:

  • Be between 19 and 55 years of age;
  • IELTS minimum CLB 4  (General Training) or NCLC 4 for French in all four language (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
  • Applicants in semi- and low-skilled occupations (NOC levels C and D) are required to undergo mandatory testing at a designated testing agency and achieve a minimum standard of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 across all four categories.
  • Have the education, qualifications, and/or licenses and certification needed to perform the job in New Brunswick. Applicants must have at least a high school level of education
  • Receive a genuine full-time, permanent offer of employment from an eligible New Brunswick employer;
  • The business must have been operating in the province for at least one year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have been interviewed and hired by the future employer.
  • The job must be represented in one of the following NOC skill levels:
  • Skill levels 0, A, or B, Skill level C
  • Skill level D, Skill type 7, 8, or 9 as well as as NOC 6711 (Food Counter Attendants) and NOC 6731 (Light-duty Cleaners)
  • Demonstrate an intention to live and work in New Brunswick; and
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on a selection grid.
  • Have at least one year of work experience in the last 3 years in the same position (or a position related to the same field) to be eligible.

Application Process

Step 1: Accept an offer of permanent full-time employment;

Step 2: Verify you meet all minimum eligibility criteria and have all you documents ready for submission to the Government; of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada.

Step 3: Create a candidate profile via the New Brunswick online system.

Step 4: Wait to be invited to the NBPNP. You will have up to 45 calendar days from the date of your invitation to submit a complete application via the New Brunswick online system.

Step 5: Wait for you application to be reviewed and approved.

Step 6: If approved, submit your PR visa application directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Who Should Not Apply.

Who is not eligible under this stream:

  • have an application in process under another immigration program in Canada;
  • not lawfully residing in their country of residence at the time an application is received 
  • have an unresolved humanitarian and compassionate claim in Canada;
  • failed or unresolved refugee, humanitarian and compassionate claimants living in Canada;
  • under a removal order in Canada;
  • prohibited from entering Canada;
  • engaged in full-time post-secondary education;
  • live-in caregivers
  • seasonal workers.

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