Express Entry for Those Immigrating to New Brunswick

The province will open its doors to foreign nationals, encouraging people from Europe and India to bring their skills, education, and work experience to the province. They’ll be coming through what’s called the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream, the provincial extension of the Canada Express Entry program. Just like with the federal government’s immigration program, it will be open to applicants through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Now, in order to qualify for New Brunswick’s express entry, potential immigrants must first create an Express Entry profile. Through a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) they’ll receive a score based on age, education, work experience, and proficiency in either English or French. There’s a hint too that applicants will even be able to increase their chances by speaking both of Canada’s official languages.

Should those in the pool of applicants receive a nomination from New Brunswick’s Express Entry stream, they’ll automatically get 600 CRS points. That essentially means they’re guaranteed to get what’s called an “invitation to apply” (ITA) by the national Express Entry program. Once the candidates are in this Express Entry pool, they must meet certain eligibility requirements specific to the province. Only after this can they then create an “expression of interest” (EOI) to immigrate to New Brunswick.

Occasionally, New Brunswick invites candidates directly through the Express Entry pool in order to meet labour market needs. In order to meet the immigration requirements the premier wants, however, the province may have to do this more often.