NB Skilled Worker Stream

NB Skilled Worker Stream

The NB Skilled Worker Stream targets skilled workers who have special skills/training, education, and work experience to grow New Brunswick’s (NB) economy. This stream helps NB’s employers to hire foreign skilled workers and international graduates when no Canadian or permanent resident is available to fill their vacant job positions.


Who can apply under the NB Skilled Worker Stream of NB PNP?

To apply under this stream an applicant must meet the following terms:

  • Firstly, agree to live in New Brunswick (NB).
  • Secondly, have a valid job offer from NB.
  • Also, are qualified to perform your job duties.
  • Besides, will be getting competitive wages for your job position.
  • Further, the NB employer is supporting your application.
  • Finally, be certified/licensed if the occupation is regulated.


Eligibility Requirements

Further, after meeting the above criteria, your profile will be assessed as per 5 factors such as:

Age – Max 10 Points

Age Points
19-21 08
22-55 10


Official Language – Max 28 Points

Canada requires all applicants to show proof of language skills. To do so an applicant can show language test results showing their skill level in all 4 language abilities: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

So, to get points under this factor the applicant must have a minimum skill level of CLB/NCLC 4 in English/French.

First Official Language Reading Writing Listening Speaking Max Points
CLB 7 or more 6 6 6 6 24
CLB 5-6 5 5 5 5
CLB 4 4 4 4 4
Second Official Language
CLB 4 or more in all 4 language skill areas   04
Language Proficiency Test Reading Writing Listening Speaking
IELTS General 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0
CELPIP General 4 4 4 4
TEF Canada 121 181 145 181
TCF Canada 342-374 4-5 331-368 4-5


Note:

  • Firstly, language test results are valid for 2 years.
  • Secondly, at the time of applying to the NB Skilled Worker stream and at the time of getting the provincial nomination, the ECA report must be valid. 


Education – Max 20 Points

To get points under this factor, all applicants must:

  • Have a minimum of a Canadian high school diploma; Or
  • Have a foreign high school diploma.
    • Also, submit an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report for the same.

Besides, an ECA report acts as proof that the applicant’s foreign education is at par with Canada’s education system.

Education Level Points
PhD. 20
Master’s or Professional Degree (professional degree refers to a degree program in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine or pharmacy.)
2 or more certificate, degrees, or diplomas from a university, or trade or technical school, or any other recognised institution. 1 study program must be for a minimum of 3 years. 19
Bachelor’s degree, or a 3 or more year program at a university, or trade or technical school, or other recognised institution.
2-year degree, diploma, or certificate from a university, trade or technical school, or other recognised institutions. 18
1-year degree, diploma, or certificate from a university, or trade or technical school, or other recognised institution. 17
Secondary diploma 15


Work Experience – Max 20 Points

To claim 20 points under this factor, the applicant’s work experience must be full-time, relevant work experience within 5 years before applying to NB PNP.


Additionally, the work experience must meet the following terms:

  • Must be full-time – 1,560 hours of work over a period of 1-year.
  • Can be with 1 or more employers.
  • NOC must match the job offer received from an NB employer.
  • Also, you must get paid.
  • Besides, can be gained within Canada and/or abroad.
  • Finally, if showing self-employment experience – submit official documents post third-party verification, and self-employment must not be in the Food, Accommodation, and Retail sector.


Besides, if you have work experience in a  regulated occupation then you must show proof that you held a valid license while practising the same.

Work Experience Points
5 years 20
4 Years 16
3 Years 12
2 Years 08
1 Year 05


Priority Sectors – Max 10 Points

The NB PNP fuels itself from its local community and aims to balance its needs as a province. One can claim 10 points under this factor if your job offer is in:

  • Business Service Centres
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation


Adaptability – Max 12 Points

If an applicant is connected to NB through the following factors, then you will get a max of 12 points:

Factors Points
Employment Have worked in New Brunswick for a minimum of 2 years within 5 years, on a work permit or have the authorisation to work in Canada 10
Have an LMIA approved job offer, or your job offer is LMIA exempt. 8
The NB employer hired you through a national or international recruitment mission organised by PETL 12 months before you applied to the NB PNP.
Have worked in NB for a minimum period of 1 year within 5 years, Or 7
Are an international graduate from an NB post-secondary institution and have 6 months of work experience in the province. This also includes work experience gained as a student.
Education Have completed a minimum of 2 years of post-secondary education from a recognised educational institution in NB. 10
Have completed a minimum of 1 year of post-secondary education from a recognised educational institution in NB. 7
Family Spouse or common-law partner has a son, daughter, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew who is living in NB as a Canadian Citizen or as a permanent resident for at least 12 months before applying to NB PNP. 5
Spouse or Common-law partner Spouse or common-law partner has worked in NB for a minimum of 1 year within 5 years on a valid work permit or had the authorisation to work in Canada, Or 5
Spouse or common-law partner has a minimum language skill level of CLB/NCLC 4 in English/French.


Who can not apply to the NB Skilled Worker stream?

Do not apply to this stream if the following conditions apply to you:

  • Already have an active application registered with the Department of Post-secondary Education, Training and Labour.
    • Besides, PETL is the authorised department that overlooks the processing of all NB PNP applications.
  • Are an owner of any property/business in any other province or territory in Canada.
  • Your application process is currently in processing in other province or territory in Canada.
  • Were guilty of misrepresentation in any immigration program.
  • Are living illegally in Canada.
  • Are on a removal order, or do not have permission to enter Canada or any other country or territory.
  • Have been working in Canada without authorisation.
  • Are living in Canada and do not have legal status to do the same. Also, you have not applied for the restoration of your status before 90 days of losing your status.
  • Are a failed or unresolved refugee, or humanitarian and compassionate claimant living in Canada.
  • Are an illegal resident in the country of your current residence.
  • Studying as a full-time post-secondary student in Canada.
  • Have a part-time, seasonal, casual job in New Brunswick.
  • Are in a sales job that only offers a commission.
  • Your job will not be based in New Brunswick.
  • Are registered in the Live-in Caregiver Program.
  • Application is based on a job offer where you will be self-employed in NB.
  • Currently, are on a Post Graduate Work Permit. Also, your occupation comes under NOC Skill Level D.
  • Your job offer may impact a labour dispute, or hiring of anyone who is under such a case, or may affect training or employment opportunities of Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in NB.
  • Have a job offer for your application, where you are a major shareholder in an NB business, Or
  • Have a job offer for your application where you intend to become a business owner or be self-employed in NB.