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New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is one of the programs under Canadian Express Entry PNP’s for foreign nationals who want to become permanent residents of the province of New Brunswick. If you possess work experience, education and skills that would likely be beneficial to the economy of New Brunswick, you can implement NBPNP to live and work within the province. You are allowed to apply for New Brunswick PNP even when you don’t have a job offer.

New Brunswick PNP requires your critical thinking and decision since PNP’s are only valid within the province. In spite of that, there are some requirements that you need to fulfill before you can apply for New Brunswick PNP.

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) Streams

  1. New Brunswick Express Entry stream
  2. NB Skilled Workers stream
  3. New Brunswick Entrepreneurial stream
  4. Atlantic Immigration Pilot project

1. New Brunswick Express Entry Stream

This program can help you in becoming permanent residents of New Brunswick. If you meet the following requirements, you can submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) from INB portal. You should note that:

  1. It is necessary that you’re either working for a New Brunswick employer or you’re currently engaged in a PGWP-eligible program at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI);
  2. You must be presently residing in New Brunswick;
  3. You must have submitted a Federal Express Entry Profile, and should possess a valid Federal Express Entry Profile Number and job seeker validation code;

Besides, your EOI is a document that shows some explanation about yourself. Prior to the submission of your EOI, you are also required to send an email to [email protected] The email should feature;

  1. Your Federal Express Entry profile number;
  2. A document that shows that you’re currently enrolled at a DLI in New Brunswick;

Moreover, if you are currently working for an employer or business in New Brunswick, you are required to provide the following documents, as well as to meet certain conditions such as;

  • Providing your letter of employment
  • A PDF file format of your Canadian work permit, which is yet to expire
  • You need to provide a valid Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). You are also required to provide its PDF file format. It should proof that you met with the minimum benchmark of a high school diploma in Canada
  • Your current job’s National Occupational Classification code must correspond with any of the jobs in NOC Skill Type 0 (Managerial occupations), Skill Level A (Professional jobs), or Skill Level B (Technical jobs and skilled trades)
  • Results, including PDF file format of a valid language proficiency test for English/French. Examples of these language tests includes International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Canada (TEF Canada), Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada), or Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP). In all the 4 languages, your score must essentially equal to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 7

Hence, if you are presently enrolled in a post gradu

ation program/PGWP that is eligible for a Canadian work permit at a federal Designated Learning Institution (DLI), it is necessary that you;

  • Are residing in New Brunswick
  • Must have a valid study permit (in PDF file format as well)
  • Are enrolled in a program that have a total length of at least 1 year
  • Provide a document as evidence that you’re currently engaged to the program
  • Must possess at least one year experience in a job that corresponds with NOC Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or B. Also, you need to provide the NOC Code and relevant employment letters
  • Provide results and PDF file format of a valid language proficiency test like  IELTS, TEF Canada, TCF Canada, or CELPIP. In all the 4 languages, your score must essentially equal to CLB 7

Moreover, if you are still studying in a Canada’s Designated Learning Institution as at when you applied for a New Brunswick PNP, leaving the province when you are not on scheduled breaks or holidays is capable of jeopardizing your application. If you graduated from your DLI before your New Brunswick PNP is being accepted or refused, your application will undergo processing as long as you are still residing, and searching for employment within the province. Hence, your application will be refused if you stopped living in New Brunswick or if you were offered a job by an employer or business from another province

Required forms while applying for NB Express Entry Stream

Before applying for NB Express Entry stream, you need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) – NBPNP-E01. More so, you will have to submit the following forms after you‘ve received an invitation due to your NBPNP application;

NB-005 – Consent and Declaration

NB-007 – Use of Representative

NB-025 – INB Enrolment Form for Authorized Representatives (as needed)

NB-012 – Request to Amend Details of your Nomination Certificate

NB-013 – Report Your Landing – Worker Streams

NB-022 – Request an R204(c) Letter of Support

NBPNP-004 – Employer Support (if necessary)

2. NB Skilled Worker Stream

This NBPNP was created for skilled, educated and experienced foreign nationals who have qualities to offer to the economy of New Brunswick

Required documents to apply for NB Skilled Worker Stream

If you intend to apply for New Brunswick PNP, you need to submit the following forms with your application

NB-005 –  Consent and Declaration

NB-007 –  Use of a Representative

NB-025 –  INB Enrolment Form for Authorized Representatives (as needed)

NB-008 –  Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union

NB-009 –  Statutory Declaration from the Non-Accompanying Parent

NB-012 –  Request to Amend Details of your Nomination Certificate

NB-013 –  Report Your Landing – Worker Streams

NB-022 –  Request an R204(c) Letter of Support

NBPNP-004 –  Employer Support.

3. New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream

NB Entrepreneurial Stream is ideal for foreign nationals such as entrepreneurs and top level managers who are residing within or outside Canada but are willing to set up, control and manage a business in the province of New Brunswick for a long period of time. As a foreign national who intends to apply for NB Entrepreneurial Stream, approval of this program will enable you to permanently live and manage your business within the province.

Additionally, there are several eligibility requirements that you need to meet with before you can apply for NB entrepreneurial stream,. After meeting the requirements, you will be evaluated based on your age, education, results of a language proficiency test, personal net worth, business concept & adaptability, business ownership, including your work experience as a senior manager. Therefore, you need to have at least 65 of 100 points

Requirements to apply for New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream

  • Your age has to be between 22 to 55 years
  • You need the result of a valid language proficiency test (reading, writing, listening and speaking), which includes IELTS, CELPIP, TEF Canada, or TCF Canada
  • A certificate of at least 2 years tertiary institution education after high school diploma that is the same as a Canadian certificate. Foreign nationals who graduated from a foreign institution need a valid Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), which can be gotten from International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS), International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS), Comparative Education Service (CES), and World Education Services (WES)

Required forms in applying for New Brunswick Entrepreneurial stream

Before applying for New Brunswick PNP, it is necessary that you submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)

However, here are the forms you need to submit with your NBPNP application

NB-002ES –  Document Checklist;

NB-003ES –  Generic Application;

NB-004ES –  Personal Net Worth Statement;

NB-005 –  Consent and Declaration;

NB-006 –  Processing Fee Payment;

NB-007 –  Use of a Representative;

NB-025 –  INB Enrolment Form for Authorized Representatives (as needed);

NB-008 –  Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union;

NB-009 –  Statutory Declaration from the Non-Accompanying Parent;

NB-010 –  Request to Amend Details of Your Application;

NB-011 –  Request to Withdraw Your Application;

NB-012 –  Request to Amend Details of your Nomination Certificate;

NB-013ES –  Report your Landing;

NB-030ES –  Business Plan Template;

NB-031ES –  Entrepreneur Information;

NB-034ES –  Net Worth Verifier Document Checklist;

4. Atlantic Immigration Pilot project for employers in New Brunswick

Employers and businesses in the province of New Brunswick are provided with numerous provincial and federal services, which aim to give aid and address the common needs in the province’s labor market. As the employer, the following are the required application forms and guide documents that are helpful for an Atlantic Immigration Pilot

  • (Guidelines for Endorsement Applications under the Atlantic Pilot)
  • Endorsement Application
  • Employment offer to the foreign national

Besides, to request for a work permit, the foreign national needs “Request an R204(c) Letter of Support for a Work permit”. if you need a new endorsement certificate, you are required to submit the “Request a New Endorsement Certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

  1. How to get PNP in New Brunswick?

To get New Brunswick PNP, you should;

  • Be willing to live and work in New Brunswick
  • Be educated with a minimum of high school certificate
  • If you are eligible for NBPNP, you can submit your New Brunswick PNP application
  • Then, wait to receive your New Brunswick PNP certificate or refusal letter
  1. What is in New Brunswick PNP document checklist?
  • Proof of residency in the province
  • A valid work/study permit
  • Valid language test results such as IELTS, CELPIP, TEF Canada, or TCF Canada
  • Letter of employment
  • Proof of enrollment in a PGWP-eligible program, etc.