New Brunswick Announces Immigration Pilot To Address Shortage Of Critical Workers

New Brunswick Announces Immigration Pilot To Address Shortage Of Critical Workers

The Canadian province of New Brunswick runs a Critical Worker Pilot effective from December 2022. The new pilot program is a joint project between the Federal Government and New Brunswick that will also facilitate the settlement of economic immigrants. 

New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot is designed to be an employer-driven stream. The selected employers in New Brunswick will conduct targeted recruitment for skilled workers and therefore candidate applications to the pilot are made through the participant employer.

Participating employers will greatly benefit from filling critical vacancies and applicants will find meaningful work in a welcoming community,” believes the Minister for Immigration and Opportunities in New Brunswick, Arlene Dunn. 

The pilot program is expected to run for five years and is mandated to regularly evaluate the immigration needs and deliver the highest possible outcomes for the province.

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Employer Participation in New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot

Six employers have been selected to work with the new pilot program and they include

  • Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
  • Groupe Savoie Inc.
  • Groupe Westco
  • Imperial Manufacturing
  • D. Irving Ltd
  • McCain Foods

These employers are expected to facilitate language training and support newcomers to have a Canadian secondary education equivalency, in addition, to displaying strong commitments to retain the employees for a long time.

Candidate Participation in New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot

The new pilot program does not accept direct applications from interested candidates.

There is no requirement under this program to send your resume to the provincial immigration authority of New Brunswick. However, candidates must have a valid job offer from an eligible employer to be considered for provincial nomination. 

Eligibility requirements for candidates to receive provincial nomination include: 

  • Must be between 19-55 years of age
  • A minimum English or French proficiency score of CLB 4 or higher. 
  • Minimum Canadian secondary (high school) diploma or a foreign education with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report
  • Must have at least 1,560 hours, over a period of 12 months In the last five years

New Brunswick employers must provide a signed attestation letter as part of the nomination application if any of the above requirements are not met. 

Are You Canada PR Ready? 

When applying to any of New Brunswick’s immigration streams or pilots, you must be PR Ready. 

Being PR Ready means more efficient processing, fewer delays, and a better experience navigating the New Brunswick and Canadian immigration programs. In most cases, this means better chances of receiving an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. 

Being PR Ready means that you meet all minimum eligibility requirements and selection factors and have all the required documents on hand to prepare and submit a complete and correct application to the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada. 

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