On November 28th, The Express Entry Labor Market stream in New Brunswick has reopened for Expressions of Interest after it was closed temporarily in September.
New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program, the N.B.P.N.P reopened its Express Entry Labor Market Stream to eligible Express Entry candidates. It allows the nomination of eligible candidates in New Brunswick appearing in the federal Express Entry system to seek permanent residence in Canada.
The EE system manages the pool of candidates for these three economic immigration programs in the country.
• Federal Skilled Trades Class
• Federal Skilled Worker Class
• Canadian Experience Class
All such candidates who get the provincial nomination receive 600 additional points in their ranking score, which serves as an effective guarantee to get the invitation to apply for permanent residence.
The N.B.P.N.P. has also specified the following criteria that the candidates have to meet for submitting an Expression of Interest in this latest opening.
• The applicant must have an Express Entry profile and a valid profile number besides the Job Seeker validation code;
• The applicant must presently live and work in New Brunswick, and also submit an employment letter from the employer accompanying the EOI;
• The N.O.C code for their current job must be for an occupation of N.O.C Level 0, A, or B, and they need to include this code in the EOI;
• They must possess valid language test scores equal to C.L.B. 7 in language competencies. They also have to submit a PDF copy of these results;
• The applicant must have an Educational Credential Assessment attesting to a minimum equivalent of a high school diploma in Canada, and also submit a PDF copy in this regard with the EOI.
The Program specifies that only candidates meeting these criteria totally should submit the EOI. Failure in these Submissions will lead to rejection.
The Program’s update has no mention of work experience in these priority occupations, which previously was a requirement in the Express Entry.
An EOI serves as a declaration of intention to get a consideration by the N.B.P.N.P. seeking a provincial nomination.
Interested candidates need to create a profile and fill up the necessary information, like details of education, English/French proficiency and work experience besides other factors.
Profiles having a minimum score of 67 points on the Program’s points-grid enter into the EOI pool of candidates.
The N.B.P.N.P. says that the basis of the profiles ranking is on these factors:
• Highest score;
• Training and experience in a top priority sector determined by the province;
• Ability to become economically established in the Province;
• The likelihood of contributing to the labour market and the economy positively.