New Brunswick’s population ‘time bomb’ lends urgency to province-wide talks on immigration


Forty years ago, the province of New Brunswick’s labour force was growing at a rate of nearly 4,000 people a year. Now it’s shrinking by almost the same amount. Economist and author Richard Saillant says it’s only due to the roughly 1,000 immigrants now coming into New Brunswick each year that the province’s workforce isn’t decreasing […]

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Express Entry-linked streams in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick open, rewarding those who proactively prepared


The importance of proactive preparation was highlighted in recent days with the opening of  Express Entry-linked streams in the Atlantic Canada provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A successful application under either of these streams results in an Express Entry candidate obtaining an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and being prioritized […]

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New Brunswick reopens Express Entry category and expands list of priority occupations


The province of New Brunswick has temporarily reopened its Express Entry Labour Market Stream to Expressions of Interest from eligible skilled workers with professional experience in 14 priority occupations, including seven tech-related positions. In an update published May 1, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) reported that its Express Entry Labour Market Stream is […]

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First quarter of 2018 a busy one for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs


The first quarter of 2018 saw significant activity and innovation in a number of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). These programs, which allow provinces and territories to nominate individuals for Canadian permanent residence based on labour market needs, were especially active in Ontario and British Columbia in the last three months. As part of its Multi-Year Immigration Levels plan, the […]

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As immigration increases to Atlantic Canada, new research project wants to ensure newcomers stay


Canada’s Atlantic provinces are having no trouble attracting immigrants through their Provincial Nominee Programs, and a new three-year research project wants them to settle permanently in the region. Led by the Public Policy Forum, an independent Canadian research organization that unites private, public and non-profit organizations, the project is guided by a new two-part report […]

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Express Entry-linked PNPs off to a strong start in 2018


January was a busy month for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, notably those aligned with the federal Express Entry system. The two Express Entry draws conducted by the Government of Canada in January were complemented by the opening of five Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams over the course of the month. Express Entry candidates […]

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