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 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.
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.
Le Nouveau-Brunswick a ouvert son volet Entrée Express aux candidats répondant à des critères spécifiques. La province accepte les déclarations d’intérêt pour l’immigration au Nouveau-Brunswick de la part des candidats déjà installés et travaillant au Nouveau-Brunswick. Pour soumettre une demande dans cette catégorie, les candidats doivent remplir toutes les conditions suivantes: Avoir un profile actif