In-demand Jobs in New Brunswick in 2022

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. There are an estimated 780,000 people living in New Brunswick. About half the population lives in rural areas and the other half in one of the provinces 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 2022.    

How Does the New Brunswick PNP Work?

worker in logging sector | in-demand jobs in Canada in 2020

You will be required to 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. There are many professions that will overlap between the AIP, the Skilled Workers Stream, and the Express Entry Program. The main advantage of the AIP is that it is inclusive of 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 full time job offers in can apply for permanent residency through the AIP.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Examples of Skill level C Occupations
NOC Code Job/Occupation
3413 Licensed Nursing Assistants
4412 Home support workers
6411 Sales executives
6513 Food & Beverage Servers
6541 Security guards
6552 Contact center agent
7154 Delivery Workers
7452 Material handlers
7511 Long Haul Truck Drivers
8431 General Farm Workers
9462 Industrial Butchers
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 from outside of Canada without Canadian work experience. The skilled worker stream requires you to register and create 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.    

The following skilled occupations have been listed as in-demand for New Brunswick: 

Express Entry Program and Skilled Worker Stream
NOC Code Job/Occupation
2131 Civil engineers
2211 Chemical technicians
2146 Aerospace Engineers
2232 Aerospace Inspectors
3012 Registered nurses
3111 Specialist Physician
3112 General practitioner and family physicians
3141 Speech-language pathologist
3233 Licensed Practical Nurse
4011 University professors
4152 Social workers
6211 Retail store supervisors
6311 Foodservice supervisors
6322 Cooks
6332 Bakers
7201 Machinists
7237 Welders
7241 Electricians
7251 Plumbers
7252 Pipefitters
7271 Carpenters
7312 Mechanics
7511 Transport Truck Drivers

Are You Ready to Move to New Brunswick, Canada?

If your occupation is in-demand (eligible) in New Brunswick and you’d love to live and work in Canada through the NBPNP, you’re on the right track. 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.  

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