The Atlantic Canada province of New Brunswick is planning to increase the number of new permanent residents it admits to a maximum of 10000 by 2027. In 2019, the total number of permanent residents welcomed by the province, till November, was 5660. In the previous year(2018), the number was 4610. New Brunswick wants to continue increasing these numbers and attain the target of 10000 per year by 2027.
Immigration is the cornerstone of the plan for boosting New Brunswick’s economy, which was laid out by the province’s Premier Blaine Higgs in his recent State of the Province Address. By increasing the immigration levels, the province wants to bring down its dependency on incentives, expand the tax base, reach one million population and lower the median age. According to the Premier, New Brunswick would become a natural magnet of investment by ensuring the right infrastructure, tax and policy investment.
The new immigration policy of New Brunswick also aims to improve the credential recognition of newcomers. As part of its efforts to improve the retention rates of newcomers, the province will make it easier for them to find a new job or start a new business.
When it comes to the pathways for admitting new immigrants, New Brunswick does not depend much on the federal Express Entry system. Instead, most of the immigrants move permanently to the province through programs such as New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) and Atlantic Immigration Pilot. In 2019, only 29 per cent of the immigrants came to New Brunswick through Express Entry.
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
Through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), the province attracts eligible candidates with the skills and qualifications which are in high demand in the province.
The four immigration categories under the NBPNP are:
- Express Entry Stream
- Skilled Worker Stream
- Entrepreneurial Stream
- Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
Canada Provincial Nominee Program is a viable and fast-track pathway for migrating to the country. If you wish to migrate to Canada through PNP, seek the help of expert immigration consultants of CanApprove to find out the right Provincial Nominee Program for you to apply.