Forests and farmland are aplenty in the picturesque Atlantic province of New Brunswick. If you want to find a job in Canada that could lead to permanent residency, you cannot go wrong with the least densely populated maritime province. An estimated 794,300 people are living in New Brunswick. About half the population lives in rural areas, and the other half in one of the province's cities, Greater Moncton, Greater Saint John, or Fredericton. The city of Saint John also happens to be the first incorporated city (1785) in what is now Canada.
The beautiful New Brunswick province has the warmest ocean water north of Virginia, USA, so summertime trips to the beach could be a regular activity. The province also boasts interesting attractions such as the world's longest covered bridge, the world's largest whirlpool, and magnetic hill, where if you stop your car in neutral, it will begin climbing the hill all by itself! You can even pop across the border and visit the popular US states of Maine, Vermont, and New York during your off time.
Let's take a closer look at how you can immigrate to the province and which are the top in-demand jobs in New Brunswick in 2023.
How Does the New Brunswick PNP Work?
You must submit your application to the New Brunswick office of immigration. Start by creating a profile on the New Brunswick Expression of Interest system. There are a number of streams you can apply through: Canada's Express Entry Program, Atlantic Immigration Pilot, Entrepreneur Stream, and the Skilled Worker Stream. The main goal of these programs is to facilitate skilled immigrants in the transition to the Atlantic communities. From food and beverage servers to carpenters to engineers, there are numerous opportunities for aspiring people with an appetite for adventure.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
To be eligible for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) you must have a valid job offer from a New Brunswick employer who has made you the full-time offer. Many professions will overlap between the AIP, the Skilled Workers Stream, and the Express Entry Program. The main advantage of the AIP is that it includes semi-skilled positions, so immigrants with jobs in NOC C and categories can also be eligible for permanent residency. The following occupations have been listed as in-demand, and foreign workers with a full-time job offer in can apply for permanent residency through the AIP.
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot|
|Examples of Skill level C Occupations|
|3413||Licensed Nursing Assistants|
|4412||Home Support Workers|
|6513||Food & Beverage Servers|
|6552||Contact Center Agent|
|7511||Long Haul Truck Drivers|
|8431||General Farm Workers|
|9463||Fish and Seafood Plant Workers|
Express Entry Program and Skilled Worker Stream
Express Entry is for skilled and professional applicants. You can apply for permanent residency via the Express Entry System outside Canada without Canadian work experience. The skilled worker stream requires registering and creating a profile via the Immigrate to New Brunswick portal. It is very similar to the Express Entry system in that you will also receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) if your skills and qualifications are in demand.
Express Entry runs on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to evaluate potential residents. Each applicant is scored out of 1200 based on their eligibility for Express Entry. Find out you score with out CRS calculator.
The following skilled occupations have been listed as in-demand for New Brunswick:
|Express Entry Program and Skilled Worker Stream|
|0013||Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services|
|0311||Managers in health care|
|0631||Restaurant and food service managers|
|1112||Financial and investment analysts|
|1121||Human resources professionals|
|1225||Purchasing agents and officers|
|1311||Accounting technicians and bookkeepers|
|2171||Information systems analysts and consultants|
|2172||Database analysts and data administrators|
|2173||Software engineers and designers|
|2174||Computer programmers and interactive media developers|
|2281||Computer network technician|
|4214||Early childhood educators and assistants|
|5125||Translators, terminologists and interpreters|
|6211||Retail sales supervisors|
|6222||Retail and wholesale buyers|
|7511||Transport Truck Drivers|
Are You Ready to Move to New Brunswick, Canada?
You're on the right track if your occupation is in-demand (eligible) in New Brunswick and you’d love to live and work in Canada through the NBPNP. Getting a job in New Brunswick and starting a new life there can be a dream come true. All you have to do is take the first step.
FAQ: In-Demand Jobs in New Brunswick
FAQ 1: What jobs are in demand in New Brunswick?
As New Brunswick rebuilds its economy, after the COVID-19 knock, several foreign skilled workers are in demand in various occupations. Here are just a few of the needed jobs, with nurses and physicians at the forefront.
- Nurses (NOC 3012)
- Physicians – Family (NOC 3112)
- Delivery and Courier Service Drivers (NOC 7514)
- Financial and Investment Analysts (NOC 1112)
- Administrative Assistants (NOC 1241)
FAQ 2: What is a good salary to earn in New Brunswick?
A good salary to earn would be around the average of $31,688 per year. As an entry-level employee, you could earn around $28,275 and $43,485 in a more experienced position.
FAQ 3: Is New Brunswick a good place to live as a foreign national?
New Brunswick is full of the beautiful scenery of forests, mountains and rivers. The cities of New Brunswick are also filled with plenty of work opportunities as the Maritime provinces' economy continues to grow.