New Brunswick is located on the east coast of Canada along the Atlantic Ocean. The province has a number of unique programs for provincial candidates (PNPs) designed to attract and retain newcomers who are able to bridge the labor gap and make meaningful contributions to local economies and communities.
The province manages several immigration programs:
- New Brunswick Entertainment Espresso Market App
- New Brunswick Entrepreneurship Program
- New Brunswick Graduate Entrepreneurship Program
- Skilled New Brunswick workforce with employer support
- New Brunswick Skilled Workforce with Family Support – Outdated
New Brunswick regularly hosts overseas programs for foreign nationals wishing to immigrate to Canada. Please refer to our schedule for upcoming New Brunswick briefings and trade shows. Those who succeed in these information sessions can immigrate to Canada through the new PNP New Brunswick program or the Atlantic Migration Pilot Program.
New Brunswick Entertainment Espresso Market App
The Express Entry New Brunswick Labor Market Program (EELMS) provides a path to permanent residency for skilled people who have expressed an interest in the program. The program complies with the Federal Express Entry Immigration System and enables successful applicants to receive fast processing in their immigration applications.
New Brunswick Entrepreneurship Program (closed)
Note: As of October 18, 2018, this app is temporarily closed and will not be accepted for Expressions of Interest (EOIs).
The app is expected to reopen in the future. The New Brunswick Entrepreneurship Program targets experienced business owners or senior executives who wish to invest in a New Brunswick business. To be eligible, applicants must have significant net worth and be willing to use their business management experience to start a new business or buy an existing one in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick Graduate Entrepreneurship Program
The New Brunswick Graduate Entrepreneurship Program is targeting recent graduates of New Brunswick universities and colleges to start or buy a business in New Brunswick and run it for at least a year. If the applicant meets these requirements and intends to settle permanently in New Brunswick, he or she may be able to become a provincial candidate through this program.
Skilled New Brunswick workforce with employer support
New Brunswick Skilled Workforce With the support of the employer, the foreign skilled workforce community is targeted with a credible job offer from that employer based in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick Skilled Workforce with Family Support – Outdated
The New Brunswick Skilled Workforce Program, with the support of the family, has selected the foreign skilled workforce currently working in New Brunswick and having close relatives in the state as its target community. This program ended in February 2018.
Atlantic Migration Trial Program
New Brunswick participates in the Atlantic Migration Pilot Program (AIPP). AIPP is an economic growth initiative created in collaboration with the federal government and the Atlantic provinces of Canada. AIPP simplifies the migration process for newcomers who have received a job offer from a specific employer in the Atlantic.