Government of New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream is designed for Foreign Nationals who possess the skills, education and work experience needed to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy. Candidates must meet the program’s minimum eligibility requirements, have a genuine offer of employment from a New Brunswick Employer and have the full intent to live and work in the province on a permanent basis.

This program will also help New Brunswick employers, unable to fill job vacancies with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, recruit foreign nationals and international graduates whose skills are needed in the province.

Provincial immigration pathways are dependent upon federal immigration allocations, application volumes and provincial labour market needs. For this reason, ONB immigration will process applications at its discretion and in a manner that best supports the goals of the NBPNP.

Effective immediately, ONB Immigration is implementing specific measures to manage the New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream inventory through to the end of 2022.

Application processing priority is being given to the following categories of applications in our inventory:

  • Francophone applicants
  • NB graduates
  • NOC 2147, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2281, 2282, 2283
  • NOC 3012, 3233, 3413, 4412

Applications that do not fall under the above categories will be finalized at a later date, and processing delays can be expected. Other immigration programs, including the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), may provide additional options.

If you experience or notice any technical issues with INB, please contact

Forms to submit with your online application

Other forms

The Government of New Brunswick has moved to an online application service for its provincial immigration programs

Most people must now apply online. You can only apply on paper if you cannot apply online because of disability or because there is a verifiable problem with the online application, please contact us at to request a paper-based application package.