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New Brunswick is located on Canada’s east coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The province operates several immigration streams designed to attract and retain newcomers. The growth of the local economies and communities is the main driving force of these streams.
Regular international events are held by the province of New Brunswick to attract foreign nationals to the programs. Aspiring and eligible candidates can immigrate to Canada through the New Brunswick PNP or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. Listed below are the streams that operate in the province:
New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream - Closed
As of October 2018, this program was temporarily suspended. It is expected to reopen in the future. Business owners or senior business managers who are willing to invest in or start a business in New Brunswick are the targets of this program.
Applicants must have a certain net worth in order to qualify. They must also be willing to purchase an already existing business in the province or start a new business using their business management experience and skills.
New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Employer Support
The New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Employer Support Stream is for highly skilled foreign individuals who have a valid job offer from a New Brunswick employer.
New Brunswick Express entry Labour Market Stream
Highly skilled individuals who show an interest in the stream are provided a way for permanent residence by the New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market stream (EELMS). Since this program is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration system, selected applicants receive expedited processing on their immigration applications.
New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
Recent graduates of New Brunswick universities and colleges who have bought or started a business in New Brunswick are the targets of the New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream. To qualify for a provincial nomination through this stream, the applicant must express an interest in settling in New Brunswick permanently.
New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Family Support - Terminated
In February 2018, the New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Family Support Stream was terminated. It targeted highly skilled foreign workers currently employed in New Brunswick. Individuals who have a close relative in the province also had an advantage.
New Brunswick participates in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). This program is a result of partnership between the federal government and Canada’s Atlantic provinces.
It is an initiative to positively impact economic growth in the region. Newcomers who have obtained a job offer from an employer in the Atlantic region are facilitated by this program.