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The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program welcomes applicants in two categories: skilled worker applicants and business applicants.

Skilled workers are considered under two streams. As a skilled worker you must have either:
  • A guaranteed offer of permanent employment from a New Brunswick employer, or,
  • A family supporter who is a citizen or permanent resident of New Brunswick, who has been living and working in the province for a minimum of one year, and who has made a commitment to assist your settlement in New Brunswick.
 Successful business applicants must:
  • Meet eligibility criteria.
  • Complete an exploratory visit to New Brunswick.
  • Have an approved business plan or business proposal.
  • Obtain a minimum score of 50 points.
  • Make a CDN $75,000.00 conditionally refundable deposit.
All applicants must make a commitment to reside in New Brunswick, with their dependents and are required to sign a declaration confirming their intention to live and work in this Province.

NB PNP like all other Canadian PNP programs are subject to frequent changes - for up to date information on all rules, information and application forms visit NB PNP web site.

NB PNP categories and streams:

Application Guide and Forms

Business applicants

Business applicants must submit a Business Plan or Business Proposal that is of economic benefit to New Brunswick. A Business Plan details how applicants will develop and operate a specific business in New Brunswick. A Business Proposal may be submitted as an alternative to a formal business plan if applicants require more time to explore business opportunities before choosing a specific business. 

Eligibility requirements for Business Applicants:
  • You will demonstrate business management experience as an owner or senior manager.
  • You will provide strong evidence that you will live in New Brunswick with your dependents, establish a business in New Brunswick and assume an active managerial role in the business.
  • You will visit New Brunswick for a period of no less than five business days, to conduct extensive research and complete an interview with an Immigration Program Officer.
  • Your business plan or business proposal must be of economic benefit to New Brunswick, and must be approved by an Immigration Officer.
  • You will provide a verified personal net worth (value of total assets, less the value of total liabilities) of at least CDN $300,000.00.
  • You will make a minimum investment of CDN $125,000.00.  
  • You must demonstrate knowledge of English and/or French.
  • Prior to nomination you must make a CDN $75,000.00 conditionally refundable deposit.
Details are provided in the Guide for Business Applicants.

Skilled Worker with Employer Support

To be considered for permanent residence through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements.
  • You have an offer of permanent, full-time employment with an established New Brunswick company.
  • The work offered is in an area of skill shortage.
  • The job offer meets New Brunswick employment standards. 
  • The job offer must provide comparable industry rates of pay.
  • You have all of the qualifications and/or licenses needed to fulfill the job duties. 
  • You have the English, French or both language skills required to fulfill your job duties. 
  • You obtain a score of 50 or higher in the selection criteria for skilled workers with employer support.
Details are provided in the Guide for Skilled Worker Applicants.

Skilled Worker with Family Support
New Brunswick recognizes the value of family in the successful settlement of newcomers to the Province. 
Eligible Applicants include:
  • Daughter or son.
  • Step-daughter or step-son.
  • Sister or brother
  • Step-sister or step-brother.
  • Sister-in-law or brother-in-law.
  • Niece or nephew; or, a grandchild.
Both the Applicant and the Family Supporter will be assessed, as both are critical to the success of the Nomination. 
The Applicant will be assessed on an offer of full-time employment or employment skills based on education and training, language skills, work experience, age and ability to adapt to New Brunswick, surrounded by a supportive family. 
The Supporter will be assessed on his/her commitment to the immigration process and the successful settlement of his/her family member. The Supporter will also be evaluated for strong connection to New Brunswick.
Details are provided in the Guide for Skilled Worker Applicants.