New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream for Truck Drivers

What is New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream for Truck Drivers?

the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream for Truck Drivers is aimed specifically at candidates under NOC 7511 for Transport Truck Drivers, who have secured a permanent, full-time job offer from a New Brunswick employer.

Truck Drivers: Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates may be asked to prove their intention to reside in New Brunswick. The same may be supported by providing evidence that may include training as a truck driver in Atlantic Canada, driving logs showing time spent in the province, residency in the province, family ties etc.
  • Candidates must have 2 years of work experience in the last 5, including 6 months in New Brunswick on a Labour Market Impact Assessment-supported work permit, or a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
  • Candidates must have a valid New Brunswick Class 1 Driving License.
  • Candidates must score 60 points out of a possible 100 to qualify under New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream: Selection Factors

Employer Eligibility

To be eligible, employers must:

  • Have been in continuous, active operation in New Brunswick for at least 2 years under the same ownership.
  • Have a physical presence in New Brunswick.
  • Be in good standing with federal and provincial employment standards.
  • Not be in violation of the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act (IRPA) or Immigration and
  • Refugees Protection Regulations (IRPR).
  • Be actively engaged in the NB business, and therefore directly connected to the employment of the candidate.
  • Job offer must be permanent, full-time and non-seasonal for at least 30 hours per week, or 1,560 hours per year.
  • wage offered must be competitive with New Brunswick wage rates for the occupation.
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New Brunswick New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream for Truck Drivers: Selection Factors

Work Experience30
Minimum Pass Score60




Canadian Language Benchmark LevelEnglishFrench
CLB 7+64
CLB 5-654
CLB 444


Level CompletedPoints
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.), Master’s degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession.20
Bachelor’s degree, or Two or more certificates.19
Two-year degree, diploma or certificate18
One-year degree, diploma or certificate17
Secondary education15


Work ExperiencePoints
5 years20
4 years16
3 years12
2 years8
1 year5

You may be awarded an additional 10 points if your intended occupation is in one of the priority sectors.


Family Living in New BrunswickYou or your spouse/common-law partner, has a son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew living in New Brunswick as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident5
Spouse or
Your spouse or common-law partner worked for at least one of
the last five years in New Brunswick, with a valid work permit or
authorization to work in Canada
Your spouse or common-law partner has a minimum language
level proficiency of CLB4 4 in English or Niveaux de
compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 4 in French in all
four language abilities
Education in New BrunswickYou have completed at least two years of post-secondary education in NB10
You have completed at least one year of post-secondary education in NB7
Employment in New BrunswickYou have worked for at least two of the last five years in NB10
Your employer has a positive LMIA on which your job offer is
based, or your occupation is exempt from needing an LMIA
Your employer has a positive LMIA through a national or
international recruitment mission organized by PETL in the 12
months prior to submitting an application
You have worked for at least one of the last five years in NB7
You are an international student graduate from a post-secondary
institution in New Brunswick with at least six months work


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