Twelve compulsory occupations are identified below on the list of designated occupations by a green dot. To work in any of the occupations that are compulsory under the Act, an individual must:
- hold a Certificate of Qualification, a Certificate of Qualification Without Written Examination, or a Diploma of Apprenticeship in the compulsory occupation issued under the Act; or
- hold a work permit or improver card issued under the Act; or
- register as an apprentice or pre-apprentice under the Act; or
- be registered as an apprentice in the compulsory occupation in another province or territory of Canada and be working in New Brunswick for a period of six months or less.
Compulsory occupations are prescribed by regulation by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.