New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream

What is New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream?

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is aimed at candidates who have secured a permanent, full-time job offer from a New Brunswick employer.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Offer of employment for permanent, full-time position in an eligible occupation.
    • High-skilled workers: NOC 0, A, B.
    • Semi-skilled workers: NOC C. 
    • Low-skilled workers: NOC D skill type 7, 8 and 9.
  • Candidates must demonstrate they are qualified for the position being offered.
  • The wages offered must:
    • Meet or exceed the median wage level for the occupation in the specific region of New Brunswick.
    • Be comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in New Brunswick.
    • Be consistent with the wage structure of the employer.
  • Candidates must prove a genuine intention to reside in New Brunswick. Examples of ways intent can be established include:
    • Description of actions taken to permanently settle in New Brunswick.
    • Current employment in New Brunswick.
    • Employment search details.
    • Length of any previous and/or current period of residence in New Brunswick.
    • Community involvement.
    • Ability to support yourself in New Brunswick.
    • Connections to New Brunswick through work, study or family.
    • Professional networks and affiliations.
    • Residency including household lease agreements and/or property ownership.
    • Family ties and other social relationships and connections.
    • Details of prior visits to Canada.
  • Candidates must have the required certificate or license in job offer is for a regulated occupation.
  • Candidates must score 60 points out of a possible 100 to qualify under New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream: Selection Factors
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New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream: 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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