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New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream

New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream
The New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream is a component of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) for Express Entry applicants who satisfy particular requirements.

This stream functions in two ways.

To begin, individuals who match the qualifying criteria outlined below may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) at any time.

Secondly, New Brunswick will contact specific applicants in the Express Entry pool directly through their IRCC accounts and encourage them to submit an application for nomination.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria — Express Entry Labour Market Stream

You must meet the eligibility requirements to be qualified for this stream:

  • have filed an Express Entry Profile because this stream is linked to the federal Express Entry system. It should be noted that in order to be considered for this stream, candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program;
  • be currently living and employed in New Brunswick. It’s important to note that a letter of employment from your employer should be part of your Expression of Interest (EOI);○ The conditions for submitting an Expression of Interest are different from the qualifying requirements for the stream and vary on a regular basis. The program was temporarily suspended to new EOIs as of October 1st, 2018. Those who are interested must wait for the program to restart.○ Previously, candidates with New Brunswick work experience or job offers, French language fluency, experience in a high-demand occupation, and/or family residing in New Brunswick were given preference.
  • have at least one year of full-time, continuous work experience in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B occupation;
  • must have a valid work permit legalizing their present job in Canada and provide a PDF copy of it with their application;
  • must possess valid language test results (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, or TCF) in all four language competencies that are comparable to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above;
  • hold a valid Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) attesting to the minimal equivalent of a Canadian High School diploma if you did not study in Canada;
  • must be between the ages of 22 and 55 at the time their application is received;
  • must fulfill Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s settlement funds criterion (IRCC). This might be shown by their own funds or by retaining a genuine job offer; and
  • must receive at least 67 points on the selection factors for the stream.

Application Steps — Express Entry Labour Market Stream

1. Assess the EELMS criteria to see whether you are qualified OR wait for an EELMS invitation in your IRCC account.
2. Review the criteria for submitting an EOI if you meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
3. Use the Immigration New Brunswick online interface to submit your EOI.
4. After receiving your invitation to apply, submit a comprehensive EELMS application to the NBPNP within 60 calendar days.
5. Accept your nomination online using your IRCC (Express Entry) account. When your application is approved and you have been nominated, you have 30 days to accept the NBPNP nomination.

Selection Factors — Express Entry Labour Market Stream

FactorMaximum PointsCriteria That Awards The Maximum Points
Language Proficiency28CLB Level 9 or better for all four language abilities for the First Official Language, and CLB Level 5 or higher in all four language abilities for the Second Official Language.
Education25Ph.D. level University Degree or similar
Age12Aged 22 to 35 years old
Work Experience15Relevant job experience of 6 years or more.
Arranged Employment10

If you are currently working in Canada with a temporary work permit,




your work permit is valid both when you apply for the visa and when it is issued unless you are permitted to work in Canada without the need for a work permit at the date your visa is granted,




Your work permit was awarded by IRCC based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Your company would have applied for the LMIA, which you would have had to submit to your IRCC application,




you work for a company mentioned on your work permit that has made you a permanent job offer based on your acceptance as a skilled worker.

Adaptability10Previous work in New Brunswick, where you worked for at least one year full-time (NOC Skill Type 0, A or B) with a valid work permit or while permitted to work in Canada.
Minimum Passing Score67 


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