Government of New Brunswick


Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and personal support workers are in high demand in New Brunswick, with employment opportunities in either official language (English or French). It is a priority of the Province of New Brunswick to attract, support and retain these valuable health-care professionals. The Province is also working closely with a variety of employers in New Brunswick to fill job vacancies in nursing.

The process for an internationally educated nurse (IEN) to become licensed to practice as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) in New Brunswick can take between 12 and 24 months.

New Brunswick’s IEN Navigation service provides customized, client-centred service to IENs at no cost to the candidate. The service assists candidates with key barriers they might experience during the process to licensure, offering guidance surrounding:

  • The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS);
  • Provincial entry-to-practice competency assessments;
  • Bridging programs available in the province; and
  • Provincial regulatory bodies.

Internationally educated nurses can connect with the IEN Navigation Service by completing this short form.

If you are a New Brunswick employer who would like to learn more about hiring IENs or about supporting existing IEN employees through immigration, please contact the Population Growth Division’s workforce attraction team at or call us at 1-506-453-3981.