New Brunswick is one of Canada’s 10 provinces and it is located on the east coast of the country. It is the only bilingual province in Canada, with both English and French as official languages. The province is a popular destination to immigrants to Canada, with several opportunities for skilled workers, international students, and entrepreneurs.
The New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot Program is a five-year pilot program designed to address critical labor shortages throughout the province’s regions and sectors. It was introduced in May 2020 by the Government of New Brunswick in collaboration with the Federal Government of Canada. The pilot program is designed to attract skilled workers to jobs that have been difficult to fill in New Brunswick in the past and will continue to be difficult to fill in the future.
The foreign worker must have a job offer from a New Brunswick employer and then they can apply for a work permit through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). After working in New Brunswick for about six months, a foreign worker may now apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency through the New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot Program.
The program is open to foreign workers who have a valid employment offer in New Brunswick. It is also open to international graduates who have completed their studies in New Brunswick and have a valid job offer in critical occupation. To be eligible for the program, foreign workers must meet certain requirements, such as education, language proficiency and work experience. Their employment offer from a New Brunswick employer must meet the program’s requirements.