New Brunswick easing eligibility requirements for Skilled Worker PNP stream
Eligible labourers in New Brunswick who want to become Canadian permanent residents can now apply for a provincial nomination through the Skilled Worker Stream. The New Brunswick (NB) Skilled Worker Stream is now open to Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders who work in jobs that are classified as NOC skill-level D. Typically, these jobs usually require on-the-job training. Some jobs in this NOC skill level are fruit pickers, cleaning staff, and oil field workers.
Temporary workers currently in these occupations will soon be able to apply for New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP) until April 30, 2021.
The NB PNP will accept applications from temporary residents who meet the following criteria:
- must meet all eligibility requirements for the NB Skilled Worker Stream;
- must be a graduate of a New Brunswick designated post-secondary institution; and
- must hold a PGWP that was issued upon graduation from that New Brunswick post-secondary institution.
The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is open to foreign nationals in Canada and abroad who have a full-time job offer in the province. The full-time job offer must be a permanent position, year-round, and the job must be in an eligible occupation. Candidates must also intend to reside in New Brunswick. Candidates must show that they are qualified for the job and are offered a competitive wage. The employer must be willing to support the candidate in their application for NB PNP.
Candidates must be between the ages 19 and 55. The language ability of English or French should be equal to at least a Canadian language Benchmark (CLB) of four (4) in all abilities. Extra points are given to candidates who receive a CLB of at least four (4) in both languages. Candidates need at least a high school diploma. Also, any foreign education needs to come with an Educational Credential Assessment that is less than five (5) years old. Candidates must have at least one (1) year of work experience, unless they graduated from a New Brunswick post-secondary with at least a one (1) year degree, diploma, or certificate program.