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New Brunswick Temporarily Accepting PNP Applications From Laborers

Eligible laborers in New Brunswick province who want to become permanent residents can now apply for a provincial nomination.

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is now open to holders of Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) who are working in jobs that are classified as NOC skill-level D. These jobs usually calls for on-the-job training, and include cleaning staff, fruit pickers, laborers, laborers, welders as well as oil field workers.

Temporary foreign workers working in these types of occupations will have until April 30 2021 to be able to apply for New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program, according to a media release.

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) will accept applications from temporary workers who meet the requirements below:

  • you meet all eligibility requirements of the NB Skilled Worker stream;
  • you are a graduate of a designated post-secondary institution (DLI) in New Brunswick; and
  • you hold a Post-Graduation Work Permit that was granted upon graduation from that New Brunswick institution.

Eligibility requirements for the NB Skilled Worker stream?

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is open to temporary residents in Canada and foreign nationals abroad, who have a full-time job offer in the New Brunswick province. The main eligibility requirements is that you intend to stay in New Brunswick province. You also need to have a permanent, full-time year-round, job offer in an eligible occupation.

You have to show that you are eligible for the position and that you are offered a competitive wage. Your Canadian employer must also be willing to support the application. If you are working in a regulated occupation, you need to have the licence or certification from the regulatory authority.

The New Brunswick provincial government website has more on regulated occupation as well as information on how to get licensed or certified in the province.

If you are qualified for the NB Skilled Worker Stream, you will be awarded a score based off your age, work experience, language ability, education, and among other factors. You will need at least sixty (60) points out of 100 points to be qualified.

You need to be between nineteen (19) and fifty-five (55) years old. Your language ability in French or English should be equal to at least a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of four (4) in all abilities.

New Brunswick is a bilingual province, and additional points go to candidates who can shows a CLB four (4) in both languages.

You need a minimum high school diploma certificate, and foreign education certificate needs to come with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) that is less than five years old.

You need at least one year of work experience, unless you graduated from a New Brunswick Designated Learning Institution with at least a one-year degree, certificate or diploma program. Foreign work experience also counts towards your points.

New Brunswick province also awards points for candidates working in priority sectors such as education, health care, business service centres, manufacturing, and transportation.

There are also additional points available if you have ties to the province, such as employment, education, language, and other skills.