Government of New Brunswick

Provincial immigration pathways are dependent upon federal immigration allocations, application volumes and provincial labour market needs. For this reason, Immigration NB will process applications at its discretion and in a manner that best supports the goals of New Brunswick’s provincial immigration programs.

Important Messages

  • Effective immediately, Immigration NB is implementing specific measures to manage the New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream inventory through to the end of 2022. More details
  • Immigration New Brunswick (INB) has a firm commitment to not only increase, but also to sustain Francophone immigration to the province of New Brunswick. More details
  • Effective May 20, 2022, Opportunities New Brunswick has temporarily paused the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream. The move comes following a surge in applications. 
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  • The Province of New Brunswick is starting to accept expressions of interest for the Private Career College Graduate Pilot Program. You can find all the information and criteria of the program here.

National Occupation Classifications (NOC) paused until further notice

Effective November 18 2022, the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is open to all NOCs that are eligible under the AIP. 

Please note, however, that the following NOC occupations are currently not being accepted under any stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) including the NB Skilled WorkerNB Express Entry, or NB Strategic Initiative streams:

NOC 62020 – Food service supervisors

NOC 65201 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

NOC 65200 – Food and beverage servers


Located on Canada’s east coast along the Atlantic Ocean, New Brunswick offers a distinct way of life and exciting career opportunities. We value the experiences and skills of newcomers. Our provincial immigration programs allow the Government of New Brunswick to nominate individuals with the greatest ability to become economically established in New Brunswick. These are economic immigration programs and are not intended for family reunification, protected persons or for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.