Move to New Brunswick under the Provincial Nominee Program

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) exists to help skilled workers wanting to settle in New Brunswick see their permanent residency visa approved faster by being nominated by the province.

You will need to submit your application to the province first and then apply for a permanent resident visa through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as a Provincial Nominee, once the province approves your application.

The NBPNP is open to two categories of migrants:

  • Skilled worker applicants
  • Business applicants

Skilled worker applicants

To apply as a skilled worker, you must provide evidence of at least one of the following:

  • A guaranteed offer of permanent employment from a New Brunswick employer, or
  • A family supporter who is a citizen or permanent resident of New Brunswick, who has been living and working in the province for a minimum of one year, and who has made a commitment to assist your settlement in New Brunswick.

For details on how to apply as a skilled worker with employer support, see the BPNP Guide for Skilled Worker Applicants.

For details on how to apply as a skilled worker with family support, see the NBPNP Guide for Skilled Worker Applicants.

Business applicants

To be considered for nomination by New Brunswick under the business category, applicants must:

  • Complete an exploratory visit to New Brunswick
  • Have an approved business plan or business proposal
  • Obtain a minimum score of 50 points
  • Make a CA$75,000 conditionally refundable deposit

Additionally, business applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate business management experience as an owner or senior manager
  • Must provide strong evidence that you will live in New Brunswick with your dependents, establish a business in New Brunswick and assume an active managerial role in the business
  • Must visit New Brunswick for a period of no less than five business days, to conduct extensive research and complete an interview with an Immigration Program Officer
  • Your business plan or business proposal must be of economic benefit to New Brunswick, and must be approved by an Immigration Officer
  • Must provide a verified personal net worth (value of total assets, less the value of total liabilities) of at least CA$300,000
  • Must make a minimum investment of CA$125,000
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of English and/or French

See the NBPNP Guide for Business Applicants for details on how to apply.


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