Government of New Brunswick


  1. Determine if you are eligible to apply to an immigration program stream to obtain your permanent resident status and assess which stream best suits your needs. To do so, consult the application guides, focusing on their Eligibility Requirements section.
  2. Apply to the most promising New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Stream. Be sure to follow the steps outlined in the Document Check List of your stream.
  3. Get your credential assessed, find work, if you have not done so already, and improve your English or French linguistic skills.
  4. Do your research on Canada and New Brunswick.
  5. Receive your provincial nomination certificate or refusal letter. Consider applying for a work permit or waiting for the application process to be completed.
  6. Upon nomination, your application will be sent to Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada. They will further analysis your application and decide if you can become a permanent resident. During this process, they will ask you to pass medical exams, and they will perform a criminal record check.
  7. Prepare financially before you leave and develop a realistic budget for the next three to six months in New Brunswick. Take into consideration that you are likely to purchase a vehicle and may job search for some time.
  8. Relocate and follow these steps.


The NBPNP accelerates the Permanent Resident application process for skilled workers as well as experienced business people and their family members who want to settle in New Brunswick permanently.



Other Ways to Immigrate

If the NBPNP is not right for you and your family, learn about other ways to live and work in New Brunswick, including federal programs.