Immigration is the foundation of New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs’ plan to promote the economy of the province. Higgs aspires to promote immigration to 10,000 new immigrants per year by the year 2027, proceeding an upward curve which is observed since 2017.
New Brunswick accepted 5,660 immigrants till November 2019, which are already 1,000 higher than the 4,610 immigrants that welcomed in the entire year of 2018. As newly as 2015, just 2,580 Canadian permanent residents were welcomed to the New Brunswick province.
New policies related to immigration include enhancing credential recognition for immigrants. Higgs needs to cut by red tape to assure newcomers find jobs and open companies more quickly, improving the chances that they will live in the New Brunswick province.
New Brunswick province also proposes to open offices in India and Europe to rise and diversify exports and to bring global talent and investments, a provincial statement announced.
The province presently depends massively on streams other than the Canadian Express Entry System to bring immigrants. In the total 5,660 welcomed between Jan and Nov 2019, only 1,630, or 29%, came by the federal government’s high skilled applicant selection system.
It means that higher than 70% came through other paths, namely the New Brunswick PNP, Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) or through the transition of study OR work permit holder to permanent resident.
The New Brunswick PNP targets eligible candidates who satisfy specific economic and labor market requirements in the NB province, Below the NBPNP, applicants can qualify by one of the 4 categories: