About New Brunswick

New Brunswick lies on the Atlantic Coast of Canada and is heavily forested, more than 80% of the land is covered with woodland inhabited by moose, bears and other wildlife.

Most foreign nationals who have moved to New Brunswick usually find that they are welcomed into very friendly communities. Southern New Brunswick is home to the province's English speaking communities. While French speaking communities, who make up one-third of the population, lie in the northern part of New Brunswick. It is the only official bilingual province of Canada.

New Brunswick is one of Canada’s smallest provinces about the same size as Ireland, Scotland or the Czech Republic. With only about 750, 000 residents, there is plenty of space to enjoy the great outdoors.

Why New Brunswick

New Brunswick is an especially attractive immigration destination for people who desire a simpler, no-frills lifestyle among a land teeming with lakes and forests. Real estate in New Brunswick is of the cheapest in Canada. In August 2016, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average house price in New Brunswick was just $169,000. Newcomers who have sold more expensive property elsewhere often find that they can buy a house mortgage-free in New Brunswick.

In New Brunswick you get the chance to own land that typically only the wealthy can afford and you get the oppurtunity to live in communities where people still genuinely help one another.

If you are money-oriented and want to find a high-powered, fast moving career path (and a cosmopolitan nightlife with trendy nightclubs and the like) New Brunswick is probably not for you.

Although New Brunswick does not have a dynamic economy, the average hourly earnings for salaried employees is consistently higher than any other Atlantic province apart from Newfoundland and Labrador.

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP)

The NB PNP is a provincial immigration program made possible through an agreement with the Canadian government. As an economic program, the NB PNP selects and nominates qualified skilled workers from around the world to live in New Brunswick, with the idea that they will contribute to the province’s economy through full time ongoing employment.

NB PNP Categories

The NB PNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

1. NB PNP – Skilled Worker Applicants With Family Support

This New Brunswick PNP category recognizes the importance of family values and assists foreign nationals in immigrating to a community in New Brunswick where they will have family support. Both the applicant and the family member supporting their immigration application must meet a number of requirements to be eligible for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program.

The Applicant Must:

Be between the ages of 22 and 50
Have sufficient English or French language ability to settle in New Brunswick and fulfil the job duties in their intended occupation
Have the education qualification, certificate or licence required to perform their duties in the intended occupation
Have at least two years continuous, full-time work experience in their intended occupation in New Brunswick, within the last five years
Demonstrate the intention to live and work in New Brunswick and submit a settlement plan approved by an immigration officer
Have the funds to settle in New Brunswick. This is a minimum of $10,000 and an additional $2,000 for each accompanying family member.

Family Supporters Must:

Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and residing in New Brunswick
Must be operating a business or working in New Brunswick for at least 12 consecutive months at the date of receipt of the NB PNP application
Be financially self-supporting
Participate in an interview with an official from the Population Growth Division
Assist the applicant with a settlement plan
Support only one applicant at a time

2. NBPNP – Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support

This New Brunswick PNP category is meant for foreign nationals who have a genuine full-time job offer from a New Brunswick employer. This category recognizes the shortage of Canadian skilled workers who have the abilities required for particular occupations in the province. This NBPNP category therefore assists New Brunswick employers in hiring those immigrants who have the required skills and experience.

The Applicant Must:

Be between the ages of 22 and 50
Have the English and French language skills required to fulfil the particular job's duties
Have the education qualification, certificate or licence required to perform their duties in the intended occupation
Demonstrate a willingness to live and work in New Brunswick
Score a minimum of 50 points on the selection grid

3. NBPNP – Business Applicants with Employer Support

This New Brunswick PNP Business Applicant category is meant for those individuals who want to live in and operate a business in New Brunswick. Applicants must assume a day-to-day managerialrole and must not simply be an investor. Among other requirements, business applicants must submit a business plan to be approved by the Government of Canada and have a personal net worth of $300,000.

Applicants must:

Be between the ages of 22 and 50
Hold at least a high school diploma
Demonstrate the English and or French language ability needed to actively manage a business in New Brunswick
Demonstrate an intention of living in and operating a business in New Brunswick
Have proven and relevant managerial experience in three of the last five years
Have a personal net worth of at least $300,000 CAD
Submit a conditionally refundable deposit of $75,000 CAD and a signed copy of the Deposit Agreement prior to nomination
Score 50 points on the selection grid