Do you want to safely immigrate to New Brunswick? This publication will allow you to get acquainted with the details of life in the province. Let’s go!

In this article, you will learn about the specifics of immigration to New Brunswick. The specifics of life in the province, the provincial immigration program and the intricacies of moving to Canada — it’s all in one article.

New Brunswick is the largest of Canada’s three maritime provinces. It is located near Maine, under the Gaspe Peninsula.

The eastern border of the province is entirely coastal. It is dotted with sandy beaches with the warmest salty water north of Virginia.

It is here that the famous Bay of Fundy is located. People say its tides are some of the highest and wildest in the world. They have formed an impressive coastline.

In New Brunswick, every season is different. Summer pleases with a variety of beach activities. Autumn will certainly paint the trees with crimson colors. Winter will dress nature in the whitest outfit. And in spring, hilly countrysides of the province will turn green with fragrant herbs. The temperature for the year varies from -25 ° to + 37 °.

The capital is Fredericton. The main cities are Bathurst, Campbellton, Dieppe, Edmundston, Miramichi, Moncton, and Saint John.

The official languages ​​are English and French.

New Brunswick is home to four public universities: the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, Mount Allison University and the French-speaking University of Moncton. They offer students a wide range of educational programs.

The roads in the province are wonderful, with thousands of kilometers of smooth highways and minor roads.

The province is chaired by a lieutenant governor who sits and hosts a reception in Fredericton.

Immigration to New Brunswick

The province has its own immigration program. It is called the New Brunswick Provincial Immigration Program (NBPNP).

The provincial decentralized immigration program is administered by the 

Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. Through the program, the provincial government nominates for immigration people with the potential to bring benefit to New Brownswick’s economy.

What streams are included in the program?

Entrepreneurial Stream

The New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream, a business immigration program, is designed for experienced business owners and executive managers looking to obtain permanent residency in Canada.

Three prerequisites:

  • you must own a business in New Brunswick
  • you have to run this business
  • you must live in the province

Stages of passing through the stream: registration, expression of interest, application and nomination.

Your business should:

  • be economically beneficial for the province
  • be registered as a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation
  • if you want to open a business in Canada with a partner, your partner must have permanent residence in Canada
  • you must own at least 33.33% of the company
  • you must actively manage the business, participate in its operations and lead the team
  • the main purpose of doing business in Canada should be to make a profit from the sale of goods and/or services.

You have the right to both buy an existing business in Canada and open a business in Canada which is new.

Can your project become prioritized?

Yes. Your business plan should speak of the company’s ability to generate significant economic benefits through:

  • product and service innovation
  • increased added value of the product
  • developing new products or services
  • development of innovations in traditional business
  • introduction of research and new developments
  • transfer of new knowledge to the province
  • development and/or improvement of new technologies
  • bringing products and services to places in the New Brunswick market where they are in short supply.

We have extensive experience in drafting business plans for immigration to Canada. With our help, you will be able to present your project from the most favorable perspective in relation to the issue of immigration.

We will help you make sure that your moving to Canada takes a minimum of time and money.

How much money do you need to invest to move to Canada through the New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream program?

  • you need to make an appropriate business investment in the amount of at least $ 250 thousand
  • you must control at least 33.33% of the capital in the business.

Please note: general business investments do not include working capital such as rent, wages, leasing costs, cash.

New Brunswick Express Entry Stream

The New Brunswick Express Entry Stream is designed for applicants who already have an active Express Entry profile. A prerequisite is that the applicant must currently work in New Brunswick.

The Express Entry Stream stream of New Brunswick is designed for expatriates who have the education, experience and skills to make a meaningful contribution to the province’s economy.

To complete the stream, you must be determined to reside in New Brunswick.

You can express your interest in a nomination (EOI) by submitting an application on the INB portal.

To pass the stream, you must meet the requirements of each stage of the program:

  • your Express Entry Profile is already in the federal electronic selection system
  • the profile has a valid profile number and a confirmation code for the job seeker status
  • you currently live and work in New Brunswick
  • you have a certificate from the employer confirming that you really work for him at the time of application
  • you have a valid Canadian work permit
  • your current job must meet the following NOC codes: 0, A, or B
  • you have a language test certificate (IELTS, CELPIP or TEF Canada). You must reach a level of at least 7. Language competencies:
  1. a) reading
  2. b) speech
  3. c) listening
  4. d) writing
  • you must have a valid educational certificate (ECA). Proficiency level is the minimum equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma.

All applicants invited in this manner must meet the normal stream eligibility requirements.

We will help you submit a complete, well-formed application for consideration for nomination from the province.

We are increasingly seeing New Brunswick inviting candidates directly from the Federal Reserve Express Entry in response to the needs of the provincial labor market.

Applicants so selected will receive a Notice or Letter of Interest (LOI) from the Province of New Brunswick through their Federal Express Entry account.

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream 

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is designed for foreign nationals with specific work skills. Your work experience, skills and education should help you make a real contribution to the province’s economy.

If you are a candidate for the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream, you must meet the minimum stream requirements.

You must have a valid job offer from an employer in New Brunswick. You must also have a firm commitment to living and working in New Brunswick on a full-time basis.

Attention! Attracting foreign workers is possible only when the employer was unable to find a suitable candidate in Canada within a certain time frame.

Requirements for a candidate

  • you have the education, qualifications and/or licenses required to perform work for the stated vacancy
  • you intend to live and work in New Brunswick
  • you have a legitimate job offer from a New Brunswick employer
  • your age is from 22 to 55 years old
  • you are fluent in English and/or French. Your skills should be enough to do the job well
  • you are ready to become a full-time employee in a New Brunswick company
  • your place of work is located in a region where there is a shortage of employees in your specialty
  • your salary should be the industry average
  • your activity falls into one of the following NOC levels:
  • skill levels: O, A, B
  • skill level C, category 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
  • skill level D, category 1, 3, 7, 8, 9

After you provide all the necessary application forms and supporting documents, you will be added at least 50 points in the applicant’s rating.

It should be borne in mind that even if you completely pass the selection criteria, the nomination is not yet guaranteed.

Priority is given to applicants who have the greatest potential for full social adaptation in New Brunswick. Our specialists will be able to qualitatively prepare you for any situation. Our goal is to help you become the most serious candidate possible in the eyes of the New Brunswick administration.

Attention! The Commission only once reviews you as a candidate for immigration to New Brunswick. The decision on nomination is final and not subject to revision. There is no appeal procedure.

New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream

New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream is for people who recently graduated from the University of New Brunswick or the Community College. You, as an applicant, must have studied at these educational institutions for at least two years full-time. After graduation, you had to start your own business or acquire a turnkey business located in New Brunswick. Your experience in running this business should be at least 1 year. You must have an active postgraduate work permit. You must have permanent residence in Canada and truly reside in New Brunswick.

Requirements for the qualification of the candidate:

  • you have a degree or diploma that certifies that you have graduated from an educational institution in New Brunswick. Duration of training is at least two years (with 15 hours of training per week)
  • you must score at least 7 points in the tests in English or French, the Canadian Language Benchmark Test (CLB) in the following disciplines:
  • listening
  • oral speech
  • reading
  • letter
  • you must be between 22 and 40 years old
  • you lived in New Brunswick during your academic program
  • you have owned and operated a business in New Brunswick for at least 1 full year. You must own 100% of this business
  • you must have a valid postgraduate work permit
  • you must demonstrate your commitment to reside in New Brunswick

As part of your application, you must provide an audit opinion of your company from a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) in New Brunswick.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Stream

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot stream was developed for New Brunswick employers. Its goal is to recruit foreign skilled workers and recent foreign graduates who want to live and work in New Brunswick.

This program is intended solely for use by employers who are pre-approved by the stream. These employers have access to a range of provincial and federal services to identify the most promising employees.

Under the terms of the program, employers are able to hire workers with the skills, education, and work experience to make a real contribution to the New Brunswick economy.

Applicants who already live and work in New Brunswick and have permanent residence in Canada are eligible to participate in the stream. The program is not intended for family reunification, protected persons and refugees.

The program is designed to find employees in three areas:

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program
  • Atlantic Highly Qualified Program
  • Atlantic Intermediate Program


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