The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is designed for Foreign Nationals who possess the skills, education and work experience needed to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy. Candidates must meet the program’s minimum eligibility requirements, have a genuine offer of employment from a New Brunswick Employer and have the full intent to live and work in the province on a permanent basis.
This program will also help New Brunswick employers, unable to fill job vacancies with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, recruit foreign nationals and international graduates whose skills are needed in the province.
Provincial immigration pathways are dependent upon federal immigration allocations, application volumes and provincial labour market needs. For this reason, ONB immigration will process applications at its discretion and in a manner that best supports the goals of the NBPNP.
Effective March 20, 2023, Immigration NB implemented specific measures to manage the New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream inventory through to the end of 2023.
As allocations allow, we will continue to issue ITAs to in-province candidates with a qualifying job offer and who demonstrate a minimum of six (6) months of residency in New Brunswick at the time of application to Immigration NB, with the following restrictions:
No new ITAs will be issued for the following professions from in-province candidates:
As allocations allow, we will continue to issue ITAs to out-of-province and overseas candidates whose qualifying job offer is in NOC TEER 5 only, with the following restriction:
No new ITAs will be issued for the following professions from out-of-province and overseas candidates in NOC TEER 5:
No new ITAs will be issued to any out-of-province or overseas candidates whose job offer is in NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4. [Candidates in these TEER categories should speak with their New Brunswick Employer about other available pathways, including the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)].