If you wish to move to Canada and have an offer of employment from a New Brunswick business, the New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream may be the best option for you.
If you are already residing, working, or studying in New Brunswick, or if you have recently lived in New Brunswick, your prospects of succeeding under the NBPNP Skilled Worker with Employer Support stream can rise significantly.
Keep in mind that the New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support stream is not connected to the federal Express Entry. Therefore, if you’re unqualified via Express Entry or if you don’t see any signs of receiving an Invitation to Apply any time soon, then it may be a good idea to explore this stream in-depth.
What are the minimum eligibility requirements?
Applicants under this stream must:
- be between 19 and 55 years of age;
- be able to exhibit basic language skills at the very least;
○ Applicants must submit valid language test results (IELTS-General, CELPIP-General, and/or TEF) from a test done within the past two years.
○ Applicants in National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill levels C and D must obtain a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 in all four categories: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
have the necessary education, credentials, and/or licenses to perform your employment duties;
○ You must show proof that you have at least a high school diploma for education accomplished after junior/middle school and then before college, university, or any other formal training.
show intent to reside in New Brunswick and work there;
- have a legitimate and valid job offer;
○ At the time the application is submitted, the business that extended you an employment offer must have been in operation for at least one year. You will show that you were interviewed and employed by your employer.
- work full-time for a business in New Brunswick on a permanent basis;
○ You are required to work the standard amount of hours set by the employer for employees in the Occupational Group in which you are employed on a regular basis, and your position must not have a set termination date.
- have a job that is matched by one of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill levels listed below, and:
○ Skill levels O, A, B, Skill level C (Skill type 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 only), or
○ Skill level D (Skill type 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 only).
- have at least 60 points in the stream’s selection factors.
If you’re an employer, you must:
- show proof that you have not been able to employ a Canadian citizen or permanent resident that can perform the employment duties even after multiple attempts;
- be able to pay employees at rates that are comparable to the standard pay for the industry; and
○ Take note that any other accommodations you may provide employees are not eligible as parts of the prevailing compensation package.
- ensure that the employment offer fully complies with the employment standards for the province of New Brunswick.
How do I begin the application process for this stream?
Here are the application steps for the Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support stream.
1. Obtain a genuine job offer from a New Brunswick business.
You must have taken a full-time, permanent job offer from a New Brunswick company that is willing to support you through the NBPNP process in order to be eligible for this stream.
2. Complete and submit a candidate profile online.
When you’re able to apply, you’ll need to create and upload a candidate profile. These are done online using the Immigration New Brunswick website.
3. Obtain your invitation to apply and submit your application.
If you satisfy the stream criteria, you will be sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA), which will allow you to submit your application for provincial nomination. You have 45 days after receiving your Invitation to Apply to submit your entire application using the New Brunswick online platform.
4. Get your provincial nomination and submit your Permanent Resident status application
If your application is successful, you will be issued an official provincial nomination. After getting this nomination, you will be eligible to file a federal application for Canadian permanent resident status. Please keep in mind that this stream is not linked to the federal Express Entry system, thus you must complete a paper-based PR application.
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