New Brunswick’s Express Entry Labour Market Stream reopens to IT workers, others

Stephen Smith, Eman Katem
Published: January 30, 2018

The Express Entry New Brunswick Labour Market Stream has temporarily reopened to Expressions of Interest from skilled workers with work experience in software engineering and nine other occupation categories.

In an update published January 30, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) reported that the stream is opening to those with work experience in one of the 10 following priority occupations:

  • NOC 2173: Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 2171: Information systems analysts and consultants
  • NOC 2281: Computer network technician
  • NOC 2172: Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 2174: Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • NOC 6322: Cooks
  • NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 1311: Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • NOC 0311: Managers in health care
  • NOC 6211: Retail sales supervisors

Potential applicants to this stream must also have attended one of the NBPNP's information sessions in the previous 24 months.

Potential applicants are not required to have an existing profile in the federal Express Entry system but they will have to create one if they are successfully nominated by New Brunswick. As a result, the NBPNP will only consider potential applicants who score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 in the selection factors and meet the eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker Class.

This is the second opening of Express Entry New Brunswick Labour Market Stream since September 2017 that has targeted Information and Communications Technology workers, among others.  

To find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool, fill out a FREE assessment form today.

EOI essential

To be considered under this stream,  you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the NBPNP. In order to submit an EOI, the NBPNP says all applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for the Express Entry New Brunswick Labour Market Stream “including a valid and current language exam, an educational credential assessment, sufficient funds, relevant work experience, and all other criteria.” For more information on the eligibility requirements, please consult this page.

New Brunswick EOIs are assessed and ranked according to:

  • Highest score. Click here to learn more about the New Brunswick points system.
  • Evidence of training and experience in a high priority labour sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to become economically established in the province.
  • High probability of contributing to New Brunswick’s labour market and economy in a positive way.

EOIs can be emailed to entree.express.entry@gnb.ca. The subject line of your email must include the location and date of the information session that an applicant attended and their job title and NOC code.

Once the stream closes again, the NBPNP says it will only be accepting EOIs from individuals currently working in New Brunswick or individuals with a job offer from a company in New Brunswick. The NBPNP will also continue to accept EOIs from candidates whose first language is French and who have experience in one of the 10 priority occupations listed above.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System points toward their Express Entry score.

To find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool, fill out a FREE assessment form today.

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