New Brunswick PNP

New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada. English and the French language share an equal footing within the province.

New Brunswick is one of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick together form the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

The province is also among the original four Canadian provinces — Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia – that came together to make the national confederation in 1867.

Geographically formed like a roughly shaped rectangle, New Brunswick was named after the royal house of Brunswick.

Situated on the east coast of Canada along the Atlantic Ocean, New Brunswick offers exiting career opportunities for an immigrant, along with a distinct way of life.

Fredericton is the capital city of New Brunswick.

Other prominent cities in New Brunswick include – Moncton, Bathurst, Dieppe, Edmundston, Miramichi, Tracadie, Saint John, Quispamsis, and Riverview.

Apart of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program [PNP], New Brunswick runs its own program – New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program [NBPNP] – for the induction of newcomers into the province. 

New Brunswick PNP allows the government of New Brunswick to nominate – for Canadian permanent residence – individuals that had the most potential of successfully establishing themselves in New Brunswick.

NB Provincial Immigration Programs


New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream


New Brunswick Express Entry Stream


NB Business Immigration Stream


NB Strategic Initiative Stream for French-speaking immigrants


Atlantic Immigration Pilot



With economic immigration programs offered by the province, the New Brunswick PNP is not intended for family reunification.


The NB PNP’s Skilled Worker stream is targeted at foreign nationals that have the requisite education, work experience and education for making a positive contribution to New Brunswick’s economy.

In order to be eligible for the stream, an individual must meet the minimum eligibility requirements, have a valid job offer from a NB employer, and must have the intention of living and working in the province permanently.

New Brunswick Express Entry Stream is for foreign nationals that have the skills, education as well as work experience required for contributing to the provincial economy.

The individual must be willing to live and work within the province.

They must also meet the requirements of each of the stages of the Express Entry stream of the NB PNP.

Four Canadian provinces – Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia – are a part of Canada’s Atlantic Immigration Pilot [AIP].

Basic Eligibility Requirements for the NB PNP

  • Age between 22 and 55 years
  • Possess the required language proficiency
  • Must have completed their Educational Credential Assessment [ECA]
  • Commitment to living and working in New Brunswick
  • Demonstrate proof of enough funds for supporting themselves and their families

General Steps to apply for the NB PNP

  • Determining eligibility
  • Applying to the appropriate stream through an Expression of Interest [EOI]
  • Getting an ECA done
  • Completion of language proficiency tests
  • Submission of application
  • Receiving provincial nomination certificate
  • Completion of the required formalities following NB PNP nomination
  • Getting together the funds required
  • Preparing to leave for NB


After you apply

  • Ensure that you receive your notification of application submission
  • Keep the information in your application up-to-date
  • Assessment of application
  • Receiving a decision on application


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  • Qualification / Education Assessment
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  • Guidance on key documentation requirements

•             Filing of an online application form to create a profile for Invitation

Can I apply directly to the New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream?

No. It is only when an individual has been issued an invitation from the NB PNP that they can proceed to the NB Skilled Worker Application process.

What is the validity period of my Invitation to Apply [ITA] from the NB PNP?

ITAs will be valid for 45 days.

What if I can’t submit application within 45 days?

If an ITA expires and the individual would still wish to apply, they will be required to submit a new Expression of Interest [EOI] through the INB Portal.

Can international students apply to NB Express Entry stream?

Yes. An international student might apply to the NB Express Entry stream up to 6 months after their “completion of studies” date, provided they are both living in as well as actively seeking employment in the province.

Do keep in mind that the completion of the studies date is not the same as the graduation date.

Written proof of the completion of studies will be required.

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