An overview of New Brunswick’s workforce program with the latest changes

The New Brunswick Workforce Program, overseen by PETL, is an immigration program through which the New Brunswick government invites qualified candidates with the required expertise to enter the province. This program is part of the economic migration program.


1. Get the minimum score

Obtaining at least 60 points out of 100 points calculated by PETL. Of course, having this score is not a guarantee of 100% selection in this program.

2. Intend to reside permanently in New Brunswick

As an applicant for this program, you must prove that you intend to live in this province permanently. For this, you may be asked to prove your dependency to live in this province through one or some of the following methods:

A summary of the activities you have undertaken to live in New Brunswick

Your current job in this province

Details of your job search in this province

Your previous/current length of stay in New Brunswick

Your contribution to society

Your relationship with this province through work, education and family

Lease or property ownership contracts in this province

3. Having a job offer

Job requirements proposed in the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Program:

The job offer should be real (not fake).

The employer must work in this province.

The proposed job is permanent, full-time or non-seasonal.

The proposed job is other than qualified jobs.

In the explanation of the mentioned phrases:

Permanence: It means that the end date of the work is not predetermined.

Full-time: This means that you are expected to work at least 30 hours per week (equivalent to 1560 hours per year).

4. You have the necessary qualifications for this job:

To enter the New Brunswick Workforce Program, you must prove that you are qualified for the job offered. In order to qualify you, PETL may refer to the NOC for job classification based on duties, skills and other standards.

Based on this, PETL differentiates between skilled, skilled and semi-skilled workforce and reserves the right to nominate only certain types of jobs based on economic factors, labor market, available capital and the province’s annual quota. candidate program.

5. The salary offered to you is competitive with the salary rates for similar jobs in New Brunswick:

From this point of view, any bonus, commission, dividend distribution, financial aid, overtime, housing allowance and similar payments will not be considered as your salary.

6. Your employer must support your application:

According to the latest amendments made on March 13, 2020, to prove this, the “Employer Information Form” filled by him and signed by both (the applicant and the employer) must also be attached to the original application; Otherwise, the applicant will not be eligible to enter this program.

7. Jobs with special conditions:

If the job offered to you is other than jobs with special criteria, you must obtain the necessary permission from the relevant organization.

One of the first steps in obtaining a license or registration in New Brunswick is the equivalency of an academic or professional qualification that you have earned outside of Canada.

Scoring in the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Program

In order to enter New Brunswick’s expert workforce program, in addition to meeting the above-mentioned conditions, you must ensure that you score at least 60 points out of 100 in the factors of age/language/education/work experience/presence in priority sectors and ability to adapt.

1. Age (maximum 10 points)

22 to 25 years 10 points

19 to 21 years 8 points

Your age criterion is the date your application is fully registered in response to the invitation issued by PETL. Registration time in the provincial program is not a criterion.

2. Language skills (maximum 28 points)

To score this factor, you need at least CLB 4 for English or NCLC 4 for French in all 4 reading/speaking/writing/listening skills.

3. Education (maximum 20 points)

You must have at least the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma or higher education. If you earned your degree outside of Canada, it must be verified by an approved organization.

4. Work experience (maximum 20 points)

If you have been working intermittently and full-time for 5 years before registering your application, you can get a maximum of 20 points in this section.

It goes without saying that at least one year out of these 5 years must be related to the job offer you are proposing.

Your work history must:

It has been full time.

You may have worked with one or more employers.

Be relevant to your proposed job offer according to the NOC classification.

If you have been self-employed, your official documents must be approved by another organization.

Keep in mind that internship or volunteer work is not considered as part of your work experience.

According to the amendment made on December 17, 2019, those international graduates who hold a (minimum one-year) diploma or certificate from an accredited university/college or technical institute in New Brunswick and are employed through the province’s skilled labor stream. have been, they do not need work experience. (In the previous version, the words “accredited university/college or technical institute in Canada” were included)

5. Attendance in priority departments (maximum 10 points)

In order to establish a balance between the needs of employers and the provincial priorities of New Brunswick, if the proposed job is Be it in education/health care/manufacturing/transportation or business services sector, you may be able to earn 10 extra points in this sector.

6. Adaptability (up to 12 points)

If you have any connection or affiliation in the province of New Brunswick and provide the necessary documents to prove it, you may be able to allocate up to 12 points in this section.

This dependency can be proven through the following:

Job (7 to 10 points)

Education (7 to 10 points)

Having family or relatives in New Brunswick who became Canadian citizens or permanent residents at least 12 months before filing your application. (5 points)

If your spouse/legal partner has worked with a legal permit in New Brunswick for at least 1 of the last 5 years or has a minimum CLB score of 4 in the language, they can add up to 5 points to your total score.

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