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New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)


2. Skilled Worker with Employer Support

Eligibility Requirements

As a Skilled Worker Applicant with employer support:

You are between 22 and 55 years of age. Your age is assessed as of the day your application for permanent residence is received at the NBPNP Office and you are assigned an NBPNP file number.

You have sufficient English and, or French language ability to fulfill your job duties. You demonstrate, at a minimum, basic language ability. To obtain an objective assessment of your language ability you may be asked to submit an International English Language Testing System General Training (IELTS) or a Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF). You can use language test results for two years from the time you took the test.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.


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As of July 1, 2012, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants in National Occupation Classification (NOC) Skill Levels C and D must undergo mandatory language testing and achieve a minimum standard of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 across all four categories: listening, speaking, reading and writing, prior to obtaining a Provincial nomination certificate.

Applicants must provide valid results from a language test administered by a designated testing agency. The acceptable tests are:

 the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training;

 the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP-General); and


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 the Test d’Évaluation de Français (to test proficiency in French).

You have the education, qualifications and, or licenses needed to fulfill your job duties. You will provide evidence that you have, at a minimum, been awarded a high school diploma for education completed after junior/middle school and before college, university and other formal training.

You will live and work in New Brunswick.

Your offer of employment is genuine. The New Brunswick company will have been operating for at least one year at the time the application is received at the NBPNP office. You will demonstrate that you have been interviewed and hired by your employer.


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You are a permanent full-time employee of a New Brunswick Company. You are expected to regularly work the standard number of hours fixed by the employer for employees in the Occupational Group in which you are employed. Your job will not have a pre-determined end date.

Your job is represented in one of the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill levels:

 Skill levels O, A, B

 Skill level C, Skill type 1, 3, 7, 8, 9


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 Skill level D, Skill type 1, 3, 7, 8, 9

Your job is in an area of skill shortage. Your employer must demonstrate that he/she has been unable to find a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to perform the job duties.

Your job must provide a comparable industry rate of pay. Accommodations provided by the employer will not be considered as part of your compensation package.

Your job complies with New Brunswick employment standards. Details are available at www.gnb.ca/labour.


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You will submit all required forms and supporting documents. If documents provided in support of Selection Factors are missing, incomplete or not able to be verified you will receive a “0” score for that selection factor. Immigration Program Officers have a right to request additional information at any time.

You score a minimum of 50 points in the selection factors.

Selection Factors

If all other eligibility criteria (outlined above) are met, applicants will be assessed according to five selection factors. In order to qualify for the Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream, candidates must score a minimum of 50 points.

Factor 1: Age (maximum 10 points)
AgePoints
22-245
25-5510
Factor 2: Language (maximum 15 points)
SkillSpeaking AbilityEnglishFrench
AdvancedOperational command of the language with only occasional inaccuracies99
IntermediateEffective command of the language despite some inaccuracies and misunderstandings77
BasicPartial competence in familiar situations44
Factor 3: Education (maximum 18 points)
Level CompletedRequirementsPoints 
Post-graduate educationMaster’s degree awarded by a graduate school of a college or university, after completing a Bachelor’s degreeDoctorate degree awarded based on at least three years of graduate studies and a thesis, after completing a Master’s degree18
Post-secondary educationAcademic degree awarded by a college or university to those who complete an undergraduate curriculum that required at least three years full-time study, orDiploma completed in a specific trade that required at least two years full-time study15
Secondary educationHigh school diploma awarded after junior/middle school and before college, university or other formal training10
Factor 4: Work Experience (maximum 10 points)

Points for work experience are awarded based on the number of years the applicant has worked in the intended occupation within the past five years.

Work Experience (in the last five years)Points
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
Factor 5: Adaptability (maximum 25 points)
Adaptability Points
Family in New BrunswickThe applicant, or his/her spouse/common-law partner, has a son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew living in New Brunswick as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident  10
Education in New BrunswickThe applicant has completed at least one year of post-secondary education in NB, orThe applicant has completed at least two years of post-secondary education in NB 510 
Employment in New BrunswickThe applicant has worked for at least one of the last five years in NB, orThe applicant has worked for at least two of the last five years in NB 1015
Spouse’s Employment in New BrunswickThe applicant’s spouse/common-law partner has worked for at least six months in the last calendar year in NB 5
Labour Market Impact AssessmentThe applicant has a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) or,The employer demonstrates that they have been unable to find a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to perform the job duties AND they participate in recruitment activities with the NBPNP 10
Additional Job SkillsThe applicant can demonstrate successful employment in a second occupation, where the occupation is different from the intended occupation in New Brunswick. The occupation must be skilled and supported by a diploma or trade certificate. 5

Application Process

Step 1: Submit Application to the NBPNP

Applicant must submit the original copy of NBPNP form, a photocopy of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) forms, supporting documents and pay a non-refundable processing fee of CAD $250. The NBPNP may request additional information at any time during the application process to assess an application.

Step 2: The NBPNP Issues Written Notification of Decision

NBPNP will provide written notification of the final decision. If nominated, the NBPNP will mail the applicant’s Canadian permanent residence application to IRCC processing. 

Step 3: Settle in New Brunswick and Inform the NBPNP

Once a Canadian permanent residence visa is issued, the applicant must notify the NBPNP of the home address and telephone number in New Brunswick within 30 days of landing in Canada. 


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You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.

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