New Brunswick PNP, Talk by Joy Stephen RCIC at a Student Herald event at Humber Summit Library in Toronto on 23rd September, 2016
Immigrating to New Brunswick
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is a provincial immigration program made possible through an agreement with the Government of Canada. As an economic program, the NBPNP selects, and nominates, qualified business people and skilled workers from around the world who will live in New Brunswick and contribute to the local economy.
The Express Entry New Brunswick Labour Market Stream is new to the NBPNP. Potential applicants are asked to complete an expression of interest and submit it to the NBPNP. Details are provided on the NBPNP Express Entry page. You must include your language test scores, Educational Credential Assessment result, and work experience in your expression of interest. The highest ranked candidates may be invited to apply to NBPNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream. After receiving provincial nominations, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will then invite top ranking candidates to apply for permanent residence.
Immigration Program Officers review applications based on eligibility requirements and selection factors. You must meet eligibility requirements. You should also be aware that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee nomination. Priority will be given to applicants who have the greatest potential to become economically established in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick MP looking to boost immigration and keep people in Atlantic Canada
New Brunswick MP Alaina Lockhart will be putting a motion to the House of Commons, addressing the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on September 23rd that she hopes will create new ideas on how to increase immigration to Atlantic Canada. The population in Atlantic Canada is declining, with there being more deaths than births. This is why immigration is essential, jobs are open and unfilled, land is vacant. We need people to immigrate here to help sustain the economy. In New Brunswick there are over 1,000 jobs that have gone unfilled for more than a year. New Brunswick is also looking to welcome more Syrian refugees as a way to fill the employment gaps. “If you want to work and you’re willing and able to work, we should do everything we can to provide you with that opportunity.” – Donald Arseneault