The Canadian province of New Brunswick has launched Immigration Navigator referral service, with an aim to help immigrants land jobs. The system is also expected to help entrepreneurs find workers to fill vacancies in their organizations.
New Brunswick Immigration Navigator
New Brunswick has introduced Immigration Navigator system as a solution to the severe the labour shortage in the province. The Immigration Navigator would be providing tailored support by steering newcomers and employers in the right direction, according to provincial Immigration Minister Arlene Dunn.
Those who want the service can dial the North American toll-free number, which is 1-833-799-7966. The service will help job seekers, information seekers and prospective entrepreneurs navigate the immigration process, while helping employers to have access to skilled workers. Outside North America, the number to call Immigration Navigator is 506 799-7901 or email can be sent to email@example.com.
Immigration to New Brunswick increased by around 83.8% in 2021, according to data released by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). A total of 5320 permanent residents moved to New Brunswick in 2021, compared to 2895 in 2020. Pandemic, which caused restrictions for immigration was also a reason for low number of immigrants in 2020.
New Brunswick awaiting more immigrants
The total population of the province is just around 800,000 and it totally depends on immigration for increase in population. The province is also committed to improve the experience of living in the province for newcomers, according to Minister Dunn.
New Brunswick is expected to welcome around 7820 new permanent residents in 2022. In the first three months of the year, the province has already welcomed 1955 new permanent residents. With Canada setting ambitious targets for welcoming a record number of immigrants in the coming years, it is expected that more immigrants would settle in New Brunswick as well as other provinces.
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP)
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program has five immigration categories, which are:
- New Brunswick Express Entry Stream
- New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream
- New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream for Truck Drivers
- New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream
- New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
Immigration candidates can also come to the province through Atlantic Immigration Program.
A majority of those who settle in the province each year are economic immigrants. Last year, 4495 of a total of 5330 immigrants who arrived in New Brunswick were economic immigrants. Also, more than a third of new permanent residents in the province obtained their PR status through PNP.