NBPNP is a provincial immigration program made possible through an agreement with the Government of Canada. As an economic program, the NBPNP selects, and nominates, qualified business people and skilled workers from around the world who will live in New Brunswick and contribute to the local economy.
The Express Entry New Brunswick Labour Market Stream is new to the NBPNP. Potential applicants are asked to complete an expression of interest and submit it to the NBPNP. Details are provided on the NBPNP Express Entry page. You must include your language test scores, Educational Credential Assessment result, and work experience in your expression of interest. The highest ranked candidates may be invited to apply to NBPNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream. After receiving provincial nominations, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will then invite top ranking candidates to apply for permanent residence. To find more answers to your questions, please consult our FAQs.
Immigration Program Officers review applications based on eligibility requirements and selection factors. You must meet eligibility requirements. You should also be aware that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee nomination. Priority will be given to applicants who have the greatest potential to become economically established in New Brunswick. To determine if you meet the requirements of the Program, carefully review the information in the relevant Program Guide located on the right hand side box of this page, before submitting your application.
Delayed processing times
Due to a significant number of applications, we are experiencing processing delays. We continue to prioritize applications from individuals who are working in New Brunswick or have a local job offer. We will be working hard to process all applications; however, we discourage applicants from contacting us regarding the status of their application. We will not be responding to such inquiries and they will only increase delays. All applicants will hear from the NBPNP once a decision has been made on their files.