The only officially bilingual province in Canada, New Brunswick has 30 percent of the population speaking French as a first language, after English. New Brunswick is home to a number of cities such as Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton.
Through the NBPNP, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a provincial nomination certificate and then, foreign nationals may apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Benefits of Residing In New Brunswick
- New Brunswick government is providing free education till university level for the students coming from families of low and medium income grade.
- Free library to use for the students and PR holders or employees of New Brunswick.
- Free healthcare which covers most of the essential health care services.
- If the employee contributes to the pension plan, he/she receives the pension benefits in their old age. Also, survivor’s pension for the partner of deceased, disability pensions and death benefits are also provided by the government.
Eligibility Criteria for Applicants
- The applicant should belong to the age group of 22 to 55 years.
- The applicant must have English Language Proficiency to or greater than the Canadian benchmark – CLB to be 0 or more in all the four streams.
- The applicant should have completed post-secondary educational credential. If the education was pursued outside Canada, then it must be verified through a recognized institution/authority within Canada.
- If the applicant is considered for New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program through any particular occupation, valid job offer by an employer belonging to the province must be presented.
- The applicant must show at least one year full time, paid, work experience (minimum 1560 hours) in a skilled occupation within three years of the application made. Part-time/voluntary work experience is not considered.
- The applicant must sign and submit a Commitment to Live and Work in New Brunswick form.
- The applicant must be able to provide the proof of sufficient funds to support self and dependants according to government norms.