1. Read Our Guide
Employers will apply for the Atlantic Immigration Program Employer Designation through the INB Portal. Consult the Atlantic Immigration Program guide for comprehensive information on the program. Please read it carefully before applying.
Topics covered include eligibility requirements, selection factors, the application process, and other important information.
- A fillable Designation application form will be provided to eligible employers once the Expression of Interest is reviewed by the province.
- Existing Employers please log in to your INB employer profile and complete an expression of interest.
- New Employers please create an account on INB and submit an expression of interest.
2. Employer Position Endorsement
Once the employer is designated, they may apply to the province to endorse a position for a foreign worker.
To have a position endorsed, an employer must:
- Receive Designation from New Brunswick.
- Demonstrate that efforts to hire locally have been unsuccessful.
- Recruit a foreign worker.
- Provide a valid, full-time, non-seasonal job offer co-signed by the foreign worker.
- Provide an individualized settlement plan through one of New Brunswick’s settlement service providers, co-signed by the foreign worker.
- Complete mandatory onboarding training.
- Complete intercultural competency training, unless exempted by the province.
Documents that will be required at the endorsement application stage:
- IMM0157E Job Offer Form.
- Signed offer letter or contract.
- Detailed Job Description.
- Proof of recruitment efforts.
- Evidence of the candidate’s previous work experience.
- A valid language assessment (IELTS or CELPIP for English, TEF Canada or TCF Canada for French).
- The Principal Applicant’s (including any accompanying family members’) Settlement Plan.
- Signed copy of the Endorsement Application Form.
- If the candidate is already in Canada, a copy of their legal status in the country (work permit, visitor permit, or study permit).
- Copy of passport for principal applicant and dependents.
3. Foreign Worker Immigration Application
Once the employer position(s) are endorsed, the foreign worker(s) identified by the employer can apply directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency under the Atlantic Immigration Program. The foreign worker may also receive a temporary work permit while waiting for permanent residency.
To apply for Permanent Residency (PR), foreign workers must:
- Have a valid endorsement certificate issued by New Brunswick.
- Foreign workers who require a work permit must have a work permit referral letter issued by the province.
- Employers supporting work permit applications must register in the federal employer portal, submit the job offer, and pay a compliance fee.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Application:
Please ensure to submit a complete application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This includes detailed reference letters with main duties, demonstrating you have met the description of the lead statement of the NOC, a valid language assessment with qualifying language scores, and proof of education accompanied by an Education Credential Assessment or Canadian equivalency.
Please consult Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the Atlantic Immigration Program checklist, and for more information on permanent residency requirements.
4. Post-Endorsement Requests
NBAIP-21 – Post-Endorsement Request Form