Finding a Job in New Brunswick


With thousands of exciting career opportunities annually and counting, New Brunswick is looking for skilled people in sectors like healthcare, education, manufacturing, transportation, construction, information technology, agriculture, and aquaculture.

What that means for you is big career opportunities in a province with an outstanding lifestyle. If you want to work in New Brunswick, you can even start your job search while still in your home country. Here’s how to get started.

Start Your Search

Job Search Websites

If you’re living abroad and want to work in New Brunswick, you can start looking for employment opportunities and find job openings that suit your skillset and work experience through a variety of job search websites:

International Recruitment Events

Representatives from Immigration NB also hold international recruitment events and information sessions to connect employers and skilled candidates. You can consult our Events Calendar and register for one in your area.

Exploratory Visit

Visit the province to explore and to learn more about New Brunswick ‘s regions and communities, opportunities, labour needs and to make professional connections. Connect with a Settlement Agency for more information on arranging an exploratory visit.


If you’re already living in New Brunswick, WorkingNB’s employment counsellors can offer invaluable guidance for your job search. This service is provided throughout the province, and you can contact WorkingNB for more information.

Additional Job Search Resource

Jobs in Canada

Getting a Work Permit

Unless you are a permanent resident of Canada, or a Canadian citizen, most foreign nationals will need a work permit that allows them to work in Canada. If you are a foreign national and you want to live and work in New Brunswick, there are specific requirements you need to meet to ensure your eligibility to apply for a work permit. There are two types of work permits:

Open Work Permit

You can only get an open work permit in specific situations. You can learn more about the process for obtaining a work permit on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Employer-Specific Work Permit

If you have a valid job offer from an eligible employer in New Brunswick, that employer may be willing to support you by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), if needed.

You may be issued a work permit without requiring an LMIA if you have a valid nomination from New Brunswick for permanent residence and a job offer from an employer based in the province. With this work permit, you can start working for your employer with an Employer-Specific Work Permit while waiting for a decision on your Permanent Residency application.

You can learn more about Provincial Nominee Programs here.

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