The province of New Brunswick will now provide an invitation to apply to express entry candidates for provincial nomination irrespective of indicating the registered Expression of Interest profile with the province or not. The province published an update on July 26 stating that it “will, on occasion, invite candidates directly from the federal Express Entry pool in response to provincial labour-market needs.”
Express Entry candidates selected through New Brunswick’s occasional searches will receive a Letter of Interest in their Express Entry accounts. The selected candidates who receive an invitation to apply from New Brunswick through occasional searches will still have to meet the eligibility requirements for the NBPNP’s Express Entry Labour Market Stream (EELMS).
New Brunswick will apply this new approach along with with Expression of Interest (EOI) based invitations issued through EELMS.
The Express Entry pool contains the profiles of candidates under three main economic-class immigration programs- the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
A provincial nomination results in an additional 600 points towards their overall immigration point score for Canadian permanent residence.
“New Brunswick needs skilled foreign workers so it’s not surprising to see it exploring new ways to invite express entry candidates,” said the immigration law firm member in Montreal.
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