Canada immigration news: New Brunswick will focus on processing Canada immigration applications from 12 technology and health-related occupations, plus international graduates.
The province says it will prioritise applications from 12 specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, plus francophones and New Brunswick graduates.
“Effective immediately, ONB Immigration is implementing specific measures to manage the New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream inventory through to the end of 2022,” said a New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program statement.
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The 12 NOC codes to be prioritised are:
- 2147: Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
- 2172: Database analysts and data administrators
- 2173: Software engineers and designers
- 2174: Computer programmers and interactive media developers
- 2175: Web designers and developers
- 2281: Computer network technicians
- 2282: User support technicians
- 2283: Information systems testing technicians
- 3012: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
- 3233: Licensed practical nurses
- 3413: Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
- 4412: Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
“Applications that do not fall under the above categories will be finalized at a later date, and processing delays can be expected,” the statement said.
However, the provide did guide applicants towards the Atlantic Immigration Program if they do not fall into one of the categories.
New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream: General Requirements
The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is aimed at candidates who have secured a permanent, full-time job offer from a New Brunswick employer.
New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream: Eligibility Requirements
1) Genuine Job Offer
Offer of employment for permanent, full-time position in an eligible occupation.
- High-skilled workers: NOC 0, A, B.
- Semi-skilled workers: NOC C.
- Low-skilled workers: NOC D skill type 7, 8 and 9.
Candidates must demonstrate they are qualified for the position being offered.
3) Be offered a competitive wage
The wages offered must:
- Meet or exceed the median wage level for the occupation in the specific region of New Brunswick.
- Be comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in New Brunswick.
- Be consistent with the wage structure of the employer.
4) Intend to reside in New Brunswick.
Candidates must prove a genuine intention to reside in New Brunswick. Examples of ways intent can be established include:
- Description of actions taken to permanently settle in New Brunswick.
- Current employment in New Brunswick.
- Employment search details.
- Length of any previous and/or current period of residence in New Brunswick.
- Community involvement.
- Ability to support yourself in New Brunswick.
- Connections to New Brunswick through work, study or family.
- Professional networks and affiliations.
- Residency including household lease agreements and/or property ownership.
- Family ties and other social relationships and connections.
- Details of prior visits to Canada.
5) Regulated Occupations in New Brunswick
Candidates must have the required certificate or license in job offer is for a regulated occupation.
New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream: Selection Factors
Once the eligibility requirements are met, candidates are scored based on six selection factors. Candidates must score 60 points out of a possible 100 to qualify.
Candidates must be aged between 19 and 55.
Maximum points: 10
2) Language Skills
Candidates must score a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 in reading, writing, speaking and listening for first official language (English or French). Candidates score extra points for a minimum CLB 4 in a second official language.
Maximum points: 28
|First official language||Reading||Writing||Listening||Speaking||Total|
|Second official language|
|CLB 4+ in all four language abilities||4|
Have minimum secondary school education, either obtained in Canada or with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report if obtained outside Canada.
Maximum points: 20
|Level of Education||Points|
|Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)||20|
|Master’s degree OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession.||20|
|Two or more certificates, degrees, diplomas, or certificates from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute. One must be for a program of at least three years.||19|
|Bachelor’s degree, or a three, or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other accredited institute||19|
|Two-year degree, diploma or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or another accredited institute||18|
|One-year degree, diploma, or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or another accredited institute||17|
|Secondary diploma (high school graduation).||15|
4) Work Experience
Candidates score up to 20 points for full-time work experience related to the job offer obtained in the last five years. Candidates must have a minimum one year of experience in the last five.
Work experience is not required for international graduates.
Work experience must:
- Be full-time
- Be with one or more employers
- Be in a NOC related to your job offer from a New Brunswick employer
- Be paid.
- Be obtained within Canada and/or abroad
- If based on self-employment, be validated with official documents.
- Not be based on self-employment in the retail, food and accommodation sectors.
Maximum points: 20
|Years of experience||Points|
5) Priority Sectors
Candidates may be awarded 10 points if their job offer is in a priority sector, and the employer can demonstrate that they have been unable to identify qualified candidates in the local labour market.
Maximum points: 10
|Business service centers||10|
Candidates and their spouses or common-law partner can score up to 12 points for adaptability factors.
Maximum points: 12
|Previous employment in New Brunswick for minimum 2 out of last 5 years||10|
|Employer has positive LMIA on which job offer is based, or job is LMIA-exempt, OR
Employer interviewed and hired candidate through New Brunswick national or international recruitment mission in last 12 months
|Previous employment in New Brunswick for minimum 1 out of last 5 years, OR
Studied and graduated from a post-secondary institution in New Brunswick with at least six months work experience in the province.
|2 years of post-secondary education from an accredited institution in New Brunswick||10|
|1 year of post-secondary education from an accredited institution in New Brunswick||7|
|Primary candidate or spouse or common-law partner has relative in New Brunswick as Canadian citizen or permanent resident||5|
Spouse or Common-Law Partner
|Language ability (CLB 4 or higher in all language abilities in English or French) OR
At least one year of New Brunswick work experience in the last five years