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FAQs for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

FAQs for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

FAQ – New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying under this program for permanent residency in Canada. The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program is an economic immigration program that assists the province of New Brunswick to meet its labour market needs. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply under this program, I suggest you read our article on “Basics of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program in Canada.

Q: What is the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)?

A: The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is a program that allows individuals to be nominated by New Brunswick in order to fill any economic and labour market needs the province has. This program also allows skilled and qualified individuals with the opportunity to work in New Brunswick and the ability to gain permanent residency in Canada.

Q: How does the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) work?

A: The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) has four different pathways that you may pursue, which are:

For more information pertaining to these pathways please kindly read our article “Basics of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program.”

Q: What does the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream entail?

A: This new stream was intended for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) to use the federal Express Entry system to meet New Brunswick’s labour market as well as demographic needs. This new stream operates under the new “Expression of Interest” (EOI) model. As a result, candidates must complete the EOI form and submit it to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. The NBPNP receives forms starting on the first until the fifteenth of every month. Furthermore, candidates are given a score that is based on the information that they have provided and thus they are assessed based on a variety of criteria.

Afterwards, if the candidate is one of the highest ranked candidates, they are then invited to apply to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program via email. Once the applicants are nominated, they will then be processed through the Express Entry system and hopefully the application will be processed within six months of submitting the application. This is the expected time frame for Express Entry applications.

Q: Are there eligibility requirements for the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream?

A: Yes, there are eligibility requirements for the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream, much like any other immigration application. In order to qualify for this new stream, candidates must:

  • Be between the ages of 22 and 55;
  • Have a score of a minimum of 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark Test (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in either English or French;
  • Have completed either a Canadian secondary or post-secondary education (a minimum of one academic year in length); or,
  • Have completed a foreign educational credential from a recognized institution (if this is the case, you must have an Educational Credential Assessment);
  • Have a minimum of one year full-time paid skilled work experience in New Brunswick in the last three years prior to submitting the application (or the equivalent in part-time work);
  • Be committed to residing and working in New Brunswick;
  • Show sufficient funds to support themselves in New Brunswick (including any dependent family members)

Q: What does the Entrepreneur stream entail?

A: This stream was developed for experienced business owners as well as senior management positions who wish to become permanent residents of Canada. In order to become permanent residents, they must in fact own a business in New Brunswick as well as manage it while living in the province. One of the most important aspects of this stream is that you must have a verifiable personal net worth of at least $600,000 CAD and half of it must be liquid and unencumbered funds. For more information on this stream, please read our article on the “Basics of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program.”

Q: Am I required to live permanently in New Brunswick once I receive permanent residency in Canada?

A: This is a very good question to ask. As per the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), you must submit a settlement plan that shows why you desire to reside in New Brunswick and how you will settle there. Additionally, along with this settlement plan, you must also sign an “Intention to Reside” document when you submit your application. However, as per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, permanent residents are permitted to reside and work anywhere in Canada. Therefore, once you obtain permanent residency in Canada, you can technically reside anywhere in Canada, whether that be in New Brunswick or another province or territory. It is ultimately your choice.

Contact Akrami & Associates

Should you have any further questions or feel confused or unclear about how to apply for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program, it is important to ask any questions you may have and discuss your concerns. By talking to immigration professionals about your concerns, this will ease your worries and assist with the application process. Many immigration applications are difficult to pursue on your own and it is highly recommended that you seek out professional and experienced help before attempting to apply. Here, at Akrami & Associates, we work and have experience with many different immigration issues. We have helped many of our clients obtain permanent residency through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. If you believe that you may be eligible to apply, please feel free to contact Akrami & Associates at our office at 416-477-2545 for more information or if you would like to book a consultation with an immigration professional for more advice.

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