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New Brunswick to prioritize applications from tech, health workers

New Brunswick to prioritize applications from tech, health workers

With an aim to tackle the backlog of immigration applications, the Canadian province of New Brunswick has decided to prioritize technology and health-related occupations, as well as international graduates in the province for processing the applications. The province has informed that it would prioritize applications from 12 specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, as well as francophones and international graduates in New Brunswick.
pnp-finderA statement from the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program said that these measures are being implemented with an aim to manage the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream inventory through to the end of 2022. The 12 NOC codes that would be prioritized are:

Technology-related occupations

2147: Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2172: Database analysts and data administrators

2173: Software engineers and designers

2174: Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175: Web designers and developers

2281: Computer network technicians

2282: User support technicians

2283: Information systems testing technicians

Health-Related Occupations

3012: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3233: Licensed practical nurses

3413: Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

4412: Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream

New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream targets those candidates who have a permanent, full-time job offer from a New Brunswick employer. They must also demonstrate that they have an intention to reside permanently in New Brunswick, besides meeting other requirements.

New Brunswick Express Entry stream

New Brunswick Express Entry stream is another major stream under which one may apply for provincial nomination. To be eligible under this stream, a candidate must have an active Express Entry profile. They must also meet any one of the following requirements:

  1. Living in New Brunswick with a full-time employment in an occupation listed as skill type 0 or skill level A or B of the NOC.
  2. An offer for a full-time, continuous, paid employment from a New Brunswick company, in an occupation listed as NOC 0, A or B.
  3. Be selected by New Brunswick from the Express Entry pool.

They must also prove that they have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the growth of New Brunswick’s economy. Further, they must demonstrate that they have the intention to settle in New Brunswick and have settlement funds.
The candidates under the New Brunswick Express Entry stream will also be assessed and scored on the basis of six eligibility factors, which are age, education, language skills, work experience, job offer and adaptability. Those with the highest scores would be selected in the New Brunswick PNP draws that are held regularly.

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