New Brunswick

Provincial Nominee New Brunswick

New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province, is one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada, bordered by Nova Scotia to the east, Quebec to the north and the American state of Maine to the west. The province has a population of 770,000. Its capital city is Fredericton; Saint John and Moncton are its other main cities.  New Brunswick is accepting immigrants with the following applications:


New Brunswick’s universities and colleges have a wide range of programs for students. Applicants can work part-time during their studies and may be eligible for work permits for three years after graduation, depending on their program of studies. They are eligible to apply for permanent residency.


Canadian citizens or permanent residents at least 18 years of age can be eligible to sponsor their spouses, common-law partners, dependent or adopted children younger up to the age of 22, or parents and grandparents to become permanent residents and live and work in Canada.


The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) offers qualified skilled workers, professionals and managers intending to settle in New Brunswick opportunity contribute their education, skills, training and experience to the province and to be nominated by New Brunswick to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

The NBPNP offers following streams:
Express Entry Labour Market Stream:

Applicants aged between 22 and 55 with at least one year of work experience may be selected from the federal Express Entry pool, if they are identified as able to meet New Brunswick’s labour market needs.

Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream:

Applicants aged between 22 and 55 with an offer of full-time employment from an employer in New Brunswick.

Skilled Worker with Family Support Stream: 

Applicants aged between 22 and 50 with a close relative in New Brunswick willing to sponsor their application (brother, sister, niece, nephew, grandchild, or non-dependent child) and at least two years of work experience in their intended occupation.


The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIP) offers qualified applicants with job offers from employers in the Atlantic provinces who have been unable to find local candidates the opportunity to settle and apply for permanent residency. The AIP offers three programs:

1- Atlantic High-Skilled Program: 

Applicants with a full-time job offer from a designated employer in New Brunswick and at least one year of skilled work experience.

2- Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program: 

Applicants with a full-time job offer from and a designated employer in New Brunswick and at least one year of skilled or semi-skilled work experience.

3- Atlantic International Graduate Program: 

Applicants who have graduated from at least a two-year diploma program at a publicly-funded university or college in Atlantic Canada and have a full-time job offer from a designated employer in New Brunswick.


The NBPNP offers two categories for entrepreneurs, managers, and business owners and graduates from its post-secondary institutions willing to come to New Brunswick to invest in the province:

1- Entrepreneurial Stream: 

Qualified investors and entrepreneurs aged from 22 to 55 with a minimum net worth of CAN $600,000 ($300,000 liquid and unencumbered) intending to invest a minimum CAN $250,000 to establish a business in New Brunswick.

2- Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream: 

Qualified graduates of post-secondary institutions in New Brunswick aged 22 to 40 who have owned and operated a business in New Brunswick for at least 1 year.