New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream

The New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) aims to target high-skilled foreign workers who are capable of contributing towards the growth of the province’s economy.

The New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EoI) system. To be able to successfully submit the Expression of Interest under the Stream, the candidate must meet certain eligibility criteria. These are:

  • An active Express Entry profile. The candidate must also meet the eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker(FSW)  program
  • Currently living and working in New Brunswick. The candidate will have to submit a letter of employment from the employer, along with the EOI
  • Currently working in an occupation included in NOC Code 0, A or B. NOC code must be mentioned in the EoI
  • A valid Canadian Work Permit
  • Proficiency in English/French equal to Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7 (CLB 7)
  • Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA) showing education level equal to Canadian High School diploma

New Brunswick also often invites candidates directly from the federal Express Entry pool even if they have not submitted an Expression of Interest. They are selected on the basis of their eligibility as well as the labor market needs of the province. The candidates selected this way will receive a Letter of Interest from New Brunswick through their Express Entry account.

The invited candidates can submit the complete application for provincial nomination within 60 days. Upon obtaining provincial nomination from New Brunswick, an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points would be added to the total CRS score of the candidate, which, in effect guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream selection factors

FactorMax Points
Language Proficiency28
Education25
Age12
Work Experience15
Arranged Employment10
Adaptability10
Minimum Required Score67

 

 

AgePoints
Below 220
22-3512
3611
3710
389
398
407
416
425
434
443
452
461
47 and above0
Maximum12

 

 

Language ProficiencyPoints
First Official LanguageSpeakingListeningReadingWriting
CLB Level 9 or higher6666
CLB Level 85555
CLB Level 74444
Second Official Language
CLB Level 5 or higher in all four abilities4   
Maximum28   

 

 

EducationPoints
PhD or equivalent25
Master’s degree or equal

OR

University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal).

(The degree must be in one of these fields: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry, Law, Chiropractic Medicine or Pharmacy.)

Occupation related to the degree must be in NOC 2011 Skill Level A and licensed by a provincial regulatory body.

23
Two or more post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal
(at least one of these must have a program duration of minimum three years).
22
Post-secondary degree or diploma(The duration of the study program must be three years or longer)21
Post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal.19
Post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal.15
High school diploma or equal.5
Maximum25

 

 

AdaptabilityPoints
Language proficiency of spouse/partner

The candidate’s spouse or common-law partner has a language level in  English/French at CLB 4 level or higher in all the four abilities (IELTS Listening 4.0, Reading 4.5, Writing 3.5, Speaking 4.0)

5
Educational experience in New Brunswick

The candidate has completed a full-time study program (15 hrs/week) with a duration of at least two years  at a secondary or post-secondary school in New Brunswick, with good academic standing

5
NB Educational experience of spouse or partner

The candidate’s spouse or common-law partner completed a full-time study program (15 hrs/week) with duration of at least two years at a secondary or post-secondary school in New Brunswick, with good academic standing.

5
Work experience in New Brunswick

Full-time work experience of at least one year in New Brunswick (NOC Skill Type 0, A or B) with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada.

10
Spouse or partner’s work experience in New Brunswick

Your spouse or common-law partner has full-time work experience of at least one year in New Brunswick with a valid work permit or authorization to work in Canada.

5
Arranged Employment in New Brunswick

The candidate has earned points under Factor 5(Arranged Employment)

5
Relatives in New Brunswick

The candidate’s spouse/common-law partner has a relative living in New Brunswick. The relative must be 18 years or older and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. He/she can be a:

Parent
Grandparent
Child
Grandchild,
Child of a parent (sibling)
Child of a grandparent (aunt or uncle)
Grandchild of a parent (niece or nephew)

5
Maximum Points10

 

 

Work ExperiencePoints
6 years or more15
4-5 years13
2-3 years11
1 year9
Maximum15

 

 

Work ExperiencePoints
6 or more years15
4-5 years13
2-3 years11
1 year9
Maximum15

 

 

 

Arranged Employment

Points
The candidate currently works in Canada on a temporary work permit.
The work permit must be valid both when applying for the visa and when the visa is issued.

OR

The candidate must be authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when the visa is issued.
The work permit was issued on the basis of a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

 
The candidate has a permanent job offer from the current employer

10
The candidate is currently working in Canada in a job that is LMIA exempt.
The candidate’s work permit is valid both when applying and when the visa is issued or he/she is authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when the visa is issued

The candidate has a permanent job offer from the current employer

10
You currently do not have a work permit, or do not plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa.

OR

You are currently working in Canada and a different employer has given you a permanent full-time job offer

OR

You are currently working in Canada in an LMIA-exempt job, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement.

 
You have a permanent job offer from a New Brunswick employer, who has a positive Labour Impact Assessment

10
Maximum10

 

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