New Brunswick Decides on Priority Candidates for Labour Market Stream
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP) has decided on the type of skill labor migrants that are going to be considered for Express Entry Labour Market Stream. They have identified several Job Categories and have segmented them into three tiers.
The top priority applicants are those with experience in the Province. Then priority is given to those who attended a NP PNP information session in the past 24 months. The third tier of priority candidates are those who demonstrate evidence of their ability to become economically established in New Brunswick
Top Priority Applicants: Connection to New Brunswick
The top priority individuals are those who demonstrate a past or present involvement with the province. The candidate may:
- Be working in New Brunswick;
- Have received post-secondary education credentials from a recognized New Brunswick institution;
- Have relatives living in New Brunswick as permanent residents or citizens for at least one year;
- Have worked full-time in New Brunswick for at least one year in the past five years;
- Have a full-time, permanent offer of employment from a New Brunswick company; or
- Have as his or her first language French, together with a TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français) certificate validating the language, and will apply under one of the professions listed below in the third priority candidates section.
There seems to be an emphasis on the French language
Second Priority Applicants: Attended a (NBPNP) Information Session in the past 24 months
The NB PNP will accept EOI forms from individuals who have attended a NBPNP information session in the past 24 months or met with NBPNP staff at a domestic or international recruitment event.
Candidates must demonstrate that they have attended an information session. For instance, by having registered for the event or communicated with NBPNP staff at one of the events.
Third Priority Applicants: Priority Occupations
Every month, the province is likely to take in a few EOIs from people who must demonstrate their genuine interest in moving to New Brunswick. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of their ability to become economically established in New Brunswick, including having training and experience in a high priority sector, may be considered within this third priority group of applicants.
The following occupations are deemed high priority:
- Information technology: programmers, analysts, technical customer support, sales;
- Business analysts;
- Retail trade managers;
- Hospitality managers, chefs with formal professional education;
- Manufacturing managers;
- Industrial mechanics;
- Industrial electricians;
- Translators (English-French); and
- Financials analysts and accountants (certified in Canada)