Foreigners with work experience can obtain permanent residency status in Canada through a New Brunswick nomination within the Express Entry system.
Foreign workers between 22 and 55 years old having work experience of at least one year can obtain permanent residency status in Canada through the Express Entry Labour Market Stream of New Brunswick program (NBPNP).
To be able to immigrate through the Express Entry Labour Market Stream, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Meet the requirements of the Federal Skilled Worker Program and score at least 67 out of 100 points
- Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 7 or higher for English or French in all four language abilities (reading, speaking, listening, writing)
- Have completed at least a secondary education
- Be between 22 and 55 years old
- Have one-year paid work experience (1,560 hours) in the applicant’s primary occupation in NOC levels 0, А or В
- Show enough money to support oneself and dependent family members (even if they do not come to Canada) after arriving in Canada. It is prohibited to borrow this money from another person. Providing proof of funds is not required, if the applicant has a job offer in Canada, is currently working in Canada, or has a work permit
- Sign a Commitment to Live and Work in New Brunswick (NBPNP — 001)
- Pay the C$250 processing fee
If you meet these criteria and are nominated by the New Brunswick officials, the federal government may ask you to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry system.
Find out about other NBPNP streams in the article “Immigration to New Brunswick“.