Skilled Worker with Family Support

Skilled Worker with Family Support

Who can apply?

To apply under the Skilled Worker Applicants with Family Support stream, the applicant with family support must:

  • Firstly, be a close relative of the family supporter.
    • The applicant or its spouse or common-law partner must be a non-dependent child, brother, sister, niece, nephew, or grandchild of the family supporter.
  • Secondly, are between the age group of 22 to 50.
  • Also, give proof of language skill level (English/French)
  • Have education level, qualifications, and licenses to do job duties in New Brunswick.
    • A minimum of 3 years of a full-time academic degree or
    • A minimum of a 2-year full-time diploma in a specific trade.
  • Agree to live and work in New Brunswick.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of work experience within 5 years in the intended occupation in the province.
  • Besides, have a job in 1 of the following NOC Skill Level:
    • O, A, B – Skill levels
    • Skill level C, Category 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
    • Skill level D, Category 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
  • Further, meet all the terms.
  • Finally, have funds to settle in New Brunswick.
    • A minimum of CAD $10,000, and
    • Additional CAD $2,000 for each accompanying family member.


Who can become a family supporter under the Skilled Worker Applicants with Family Support stream?

To become a family supporter of the main applicant, do the following:

  • Are a close relative of the main applicant who is a non-dependent child, brother, sister, niece, nephew, or grandchild.
  • Are a Canadian, or permanent resident of New Brunswick. Also are living full-time in the province.
  • Have been running a business in the province for the past 12 months, or
  • Have been working in the province for at least 12 months.
  • Also, the job falls under 1 of the following NOC Skill Levels:
    • Skill levels O, A, B
    • Skill level C, Category 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
  • Must be able to support itself financially.
    • In the past have not received financial support through the New Brunswick Social Assistance Program, federal Employment Insurance, or Resettlement Assistance Program within the last 12 months.
  • Will be participating in an interview with an Official from the Population growth Division.
  • Will help the applicant with its settlement plan.
  • Agree to support 1 applicant at a time.


Besides, to support the Skilled Worker applicant as a Supporter, it must not have:

  • Earlier sponsored a family member through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Family Sponsorship Program but failed to meet all the terms of the Sponsorship Agreement.
  • In the past supported a family member through NB PNP, who is no more living or working in New Brunswick.
  • Have defaulted a court order for child support and alimony.
  • Have a criminal history or are currently charged, and/or are in prison.


How to apply to NB PNP Skilled Worker Applicants with Family Support stream?

To apply do the following:

  • Submit a complete application with all supporting documents.
  • NB PNP will assess and review the application and if found satisfactory, will send a written confirmation of the nomination.
  • Finally, settle in New Brunswick.