Government of New Brunswick

New Brunswick Express Entry Stream Update

November 29, 2022

ONB continues to process applications across all streams in a manner that best supports the goals of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. This can be based on application volumes, quality of individual applications, labour market information, economic forecasting and/or any other factors as determined by ONB. 

Candidates may experience a significant delay in processing times. 

If you receive an invitation to apply to the NB Express Entry stream  through INB, you may submit an application.

Please note, however, that the NB Express Entry stream currently remains paused for NB Employment Connections and NB Student Connections.

Please monitor our website for updates. Alternate permanent residency options may be available through the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream and Atlantic Immigration Program.

Do you have the skills, qualifications, and work experience to fill a high-demand occupation in New Brunswick? The NB Express Entry Stream of the NB Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) connects to the federal Express Entry system and will increase your chance of being issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

To be eligible for nomination through the NB Express Entry Stream, you must:

** Please note you cannot have an application to the NB Express Entry Stream without a valid Federal Express Entry Profile.

To be eligible to apply to the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream, you must meet one of the three connections below:

  1. NB Employment Connection
  2. NB Student Connection
  3. NB Occupations in Demand Connection

Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the province through the INB Portal. If you receive an ITA, you have 45 days to submit a complete application. If your application is approved, you will be nominated by the province. You will have 30 days to accept the nomination in your Federal Express Entry account.

Submitting an application and meeting the eligibility requirements for the New Brunswick Express Entry Stream does NOT guarantee a nomination.

Important: GNB reserves the right to change criteria and/or pause streams.

 Check the NB immigration website regularly to stay up to date with all changes.


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

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