New Brunswick is one of Canada’s Maritime provinces, located in the northeastern part of the country. It is the only province that is officially bilingual: about 30 percent of its population speaks French as a first language. Known for its natural beauty and its strong sense of community, New Brunswick is home to Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton.
If you wish to live and work in New Brunswick and you can demonstrate the skills and experience needed by the province, you may be eligible to apply for immigration under the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP).
There are several streams available under this program, as follows:
- Express entry labour market stream: processes applicants through the federal express entry selection system. This allows New Brunswick employers to meet labour needs that they are unable to fill locally.
- Skilled workers with family support: a path to immigration for individuals who have worked in New Brunswick under valid work permits, and who can demonstrate close family ties to the province
- Skilled workers with employer support: an employer-driven stream whereby individuals with a valid job offer from a New Brunswick employer can apply for permanent residence.
- Post-graduate entrepreneurial stream: international graduates of recognized educational institutions in New Brunswick who have started or acquired a business in the province can apply under this program.
- Entrepreneurial stream: this stream is for individuals with the means and ability to set up or acquire a business in New Brunswick. The applicant must be actively involved in the running of the business, and he or she must make a financial investment in it.