New Brunswick’s Express Entry Labour Market Stream Reopens For 10 Priority Occupations

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) reported that the Labour Market Stream has temporarily reopened to accept Expressions of Interest (EOI) from skilled workers with work experience and who want to work in Canada.

There are ten in-demand occupations that have been put on a priority list:

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

Requirements To Work In Canada

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To be chosen for this stream and potentially work in Canada, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the NBPNP and you must also have attended one of the NBPNP’s information sessions in the previous 24 months. All potential applicants must have a minimum score of 67 points out of 100 and meet the eligibility criteria of the Express Entry New Brunswick Labour Market Stream:

  • Language Test Score: Demonstrate proficiency in each of the four language abilities (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) in either French or English.
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA): Proof that your educational credential is recognized in Canada.
  • Sufficient Funds: Provide proof of settlement funds for yourself and your family members.
  • Relevant work experience: 12 months or more of continuous work experience in above mentioned occupations.

This is the second opening of Express Entry New Brunswick Labour Market Stream since September 2017 that has targeted Information and Communications Technology workers, among others.

The province of New Brunswick has an ageing population and a low birth rate, which means that Canadian immigration to the city is in high demand to ensure economic growth for years to come. English is predominantly spoken in Fredericton, followed by French. New Brunswick would like to increase the Francophone communities in the cities by urging more French-speaking nationals to take part in Canadian immigration and work in Canada.