Government of New Brunswick

UPDATE: Effective February 16, 2018, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Skilled Worker with Family Support stream will be closed. All applications postmarked on or before that date will continue to be processed. Any applications received by our office postmarked after that date will be returned to the applicant.

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. 

Like many other Canadian provinces and territories, New Brunswick has its own immigration program streams, targeting certain groups, and eligibility criteria. Some streams target entrepreneurs, graduates, skilled workers with employer support, skilled workers with family support, etc. Eligibility criteria vary and can be found in  Program guides along with application forms.

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. To find more answers to your questions, please consult our FAQs

Please note that New Brunswick is only accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the PNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream from individuals currently employed in New Brunswick and from potential applicants who demonstrate French as a first language, proven by a Test d’évaluation de français (TEF), and with experience in the occupations below:

  • Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)
  • Computer network technician (2281)
  • Software engineers and designers (2173)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (2172)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)
  • Cooks (6322)
  • Restaurant and food service managers (0631)
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (1311)
  • Managers in health care (0311)
  • Retail sales supervisors (6211)

Please be reminded that when you submit your EOI form by email, you must put the following text in the subject line, depending on your situation:

  • Connection to New Brunswick – Work in NB (listed above) OR
  • Connection to New Brunswick – French as First Language and NOC Code (for French speaking candidates only). 

Failure to do so will void your EOI.

Please continue to monitor this page for any updates.


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.