The labour market is tightening up in New Brunswick – mirroring the national trend in Canada as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic – with the number of full-time jobs in the province growing from October to November and the unemployment rate nudging down. That means many jobs are going begging and offering up
Economic immigration programs are the way most immigrants to New Brunswick get their permanent residency – so knowing which jobs are in high demand in the province is an important step in immigrating to it. In 2019, the last full year before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, economic immigration programs accounted for
Graduates from four private career colleges in New Brunswick will be able to apply for permanent residency starting next April under a new pilot program. “This initiative is something we have been working on for quite some time and we are pleased to get it across the line,” said Labour Minister Trevor Holder. “Newcomers are
Business leaders in New Brunswick sent a clear message this week to whichever federal party gets to form the next government in Ottawa: boost immigration. “Whichever party forms the government must prioritize policies and investments that enable businesses to access talent and capital they need to recover and grow,” said Alex LeBlanc, chief executive officer
Contractors are being forced to turn down work in the Atlantic Canadian province of New Brunswick because a downturn in immigration due to COVID-19 has left them without the skilled workers they need. “We work our whole lives to be at this point and now we have got to say no,” Jonathan Denton, owner of
New Brunswick’s hospitality and tourism sector is expected to gain some momentum with the return of the Atlantic Bubble in late April as Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination programs promise a return of higher immigration levels. In its economic forecast for the maritime province, TD Economics noted the devastating impact of the loss of the Atlantic Bubble,
New Brunswick immigration has temporarily reduced the work experience requirement for its truck driver stream, targeting candidates under NOC 7511. From March 20 until September 30, 2021, truckers only need six months of New Brunswick experience to qualify for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program stream. Previously, candidates required nine months of New Brunswick experience.
International graduates in lower skilled jobs who are already working in New Brunswick are being given a break during the pandemic, in the form of an opportunity to apply for permanent residence through the Atlantic Canadian province’s Skilled Worker Program. Usually, that stream of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) does not allow international
New Brunswick has created a new immigration pathway for truck drivers under the existing New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program skilled worker stream. The new stream, effective October 1 2020, comes in response to feedback on staff shortages from industry stakeholders, the province says. It specifically targets National Occupation Classification (NOC) 7511 for Transport Truck Drivers.
A proposed Municipal Nominee Program is being eagerly anticipated by Canada business and community leaders, hungry for a greater ability to bring in and retain immigrants. “Business owners across the country are facing challenges finding the workers they need,” notes the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) on its website. “While it’s easier (and cheaper)