New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream (Job Offer Required, Positive LMIA not required).

Administration by Department of Postsecondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL)



1.     Foreign Nationals who possess the skills, education and work experience needed to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy.

2.     Genuine offer of Employment from New Brunswick Employer

3.     Minimum Eligibility requirement.

4.     Full intent to work and live in New Brunswick.



 Eligibility requirements


There are eligibility requirements that are specific to NOC 7511: Transport Truck Drivers. Drivers and their employers, please consult the Appendix at the end of this document.


There are requirements for each stage of the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream process including registration, application and nomination.

a.    You must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for age, language, job offer, work experience and education, and score a minimum of 60 points in the selection factors to be considered for nomination by PETL.

b.    Eligibility requirements must be met at the time of registration, application and nomination.

c.    Meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee that you will be nominated.

d.    You intend to reside in New Brunswick. It is your responsibility to prove a genuine intention to reside in New Brunswick as described in Section 87(2) (b) of the Immigration Refugee Protection Act, S C 2001, c 27, Regulations which state that “a foreign national is a member of the nominee class if they intend to reside in the province that nominated them”. To establish intent, you may be asked to demonstrate your attachment to New Brunswick, that may include, but are not limited to:

(i)             a description of any actions you have taken to permanently settle in New Brunswick;

(ii)           current employment in New Brunswick;

(iii)         employment search details;

(iv)         the length of any previous and/or current period of residence in New Brunswick;

(v)          community involvement;

(vi)         ability to support yourself in New Brunswick;

(vii)       your connections to New Brunswick through work, study or family;

(viii)      professional networks and affiliations;

(ix)         residency including household lease agreements and/or property ownership;

(x)          family ties and other social relationships and connections;

(xi)         details of prior visits to Canada; and

(xii)       your connection to other jurisdictions in Canada.


e.    You received a genuine offer of employment. A New Brunswick employer has offered, and you have accepted, permanent, full time, year-round (non-seasonal) employment in an eligible occupation. Permanent means the job has no pre-determined end date; it is a long-term job offer. Full-time means that you are expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week, or 1,560 hours per year.


f.     You are qualified for the position. It is your responsibility to demonstrate that you are qualified for the position. PETL may refer to the National Occupation Code (NOC) and industry standards, etc., to determine the minimum qualifications for an occupation. PETL uses the NOC to classify jobs according to duties, skills, aptitudes and work settings for occupations in the Canadian labour market. The NOC helps determine whether a job meets the skill levels established for skilled, semi-skilled and low-skilled worker occupations, and whether the candidate’s qualifications and experience match the requirements of the job. PETL differentiates between skilled workers, semi-skilled and low-skilled workers. High-skilled workers are defined as individuals with an occupation within NOC 0, A, B. Semi-skilled workers have occupations that fall under NOC C. Low-skilled workers have occupations that fall under NOC D skill type 7, 8 and 9, as well as NOC 6711 (Food Counter Attendants) and NOC 6731 (Light-duty Cleaners). (2021-05-03) Page 8 of 31 PETL reserves the right to consider only certain types of jobs and occupations for nomination. Decisions are based on the economic situation of the New Brunswick labour market, current inventory, yearly nomination allocations distributed by IRCC, and any other factors determined by PETL.


g.    You are offered a competitive wage. The wage you have been offered must be competitive with New Brunswick wage rates for the occupation. The wage stated on your offer of employment must:


(i)            meet or exceed the median wage level for the occupation in the region of New Brunswick where you will be working. For examples of market wage rates by occupation, visit;

(ii)           be comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in New Brunswick; and

(iii)         be consistent with the wage compensation structure of your employer. PETL will not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board, or other similar payments to be part of your wage. If you were originally hired on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on the LMIA.


f.     Your employer is willing to support the application. All applications submitted through the NB Skilled Worker stream must be supported by an Employer Information Form (NBPNP-004) completed by the employer and signed by both the employer and the applicant. Applications submitted without the express support of the New Brunswick employer, as indicated by this form, are not eligible for nomination under this stream.


g.    Regulated occupations in New Brunswick. There are a variety of regulated occupations in New Brunswick. If your intended job offer is in a regulated occupation, you are required to be certified or licensed by the regulatory authority for that occupation. A regulatory authority is an organization, usually provincial, responsible for ensuring members of the occupation follow the rules outlined by legislation. This includes making sure that workers meet all necessary requirements and follow occupational standards. In general, standards are set to protect the public’s health and safety, or the environment. One of the first steps in becoming certified or licensed in New Brunswick is to obtain an equivalency for the foreign qualifications you have earned outside of Canada. Your academic credentials and work experience will be evaluated to determine how your credentials and experience compare to Canadian-trained professionals.