New Brunswick has temporarily reopened its Express Entry Labour Market Stream to Expressions of Interest from foreign skilled workers who have eligible professional experience in the province’s Priority Occupations. This list of Priority Occupations has also been recently expanded, including seven tech-related positions.

The full Priority Occupations List is as follows:

  • Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)
  • Computer network technician (NOC 2281)
  • User support technicians (NOC 2282)
  • Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
  • Cooks (NOC 6322)
  • Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631)
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311)
  • Administrative assistants (NOC 1241)
  • Administrative officers (NOC 1221)
  • Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032)*
  • Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031)*

* This applies only to French language teachers only who can become licensed in New Brunswick.

Before submitting an Expression of Interest, potential applicants will need to have met the eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, scoring a minimum of 67 points out of 100 in the FSW selection factors. They will also need to have a valid and current language exam, educational credential assessments, and sufficient funds.

Potential applicants will have had to attend one of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program’s information sessions in the previous 24 months (since April 30, 2016).

Once the provincial quota has been reached, the Express Entry Labour Market Stream will be closed again.  When closed, the stream will only accept Expressions of Interest from individuals currently working in New Brunswick, or individuals with a job offer from a New Brunswick company. (Please note that individuals currently working or with a job offer in New Brunswick may still continue to apply to the Express Entry Labour Market Stream).

Located in North Toronto, Borders Law Firm specializes in Canadian immigration law. For questions about the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program, or any other aspects of Canadian immigration law, contact Borders Law Firm’s team.

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