The New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot Project (NBCWP) is an innovative immigration program that offers a unique opportunity for skilled foreign workers to work and settle in New Brunswick. The program aims to address labor shortages in various industries in the province and offers many benefits for both skilled workers and employers.
What is the New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot Project?
The NBCWP is a collaboration between the New Brunswick provincial government and the Canadian federal government. It offers economic immigration to the province while also helping newcomers settle and establish their lives in the province. The program seeks to address labor shortages in various industries, including manufacturing, fisheries, food production, forestry, and farming.
How does the NBCWP work?
The NBCWP works with six selected employers.
- J.D. Irving Ltd.
- McCain Foods, Ltd.
- Groupe Westco
- Groupe Savoie
- Cooke Aquaculture
- Imperial Manufacturing Group
These employers have been chosen based on their exemplary record under the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), good immigrant hiring practices, and requisite settlement services for new economic immigrants.
Benefits of the NBCWP for Skilled Foreign Workers
The NBCWP offers several benefits for skilled foreign workers.
- The opportunity to work and live in New Brunswick,
- Access to settlement services for new economic immigrants
- Up to 200 hours of language training (if required)
- Guidance and support to pursue Canadian secondary education equivalency
Benefits of the NBCWP for Employers
The NBCWP also offers several benefits for employers, including access to a pool of skilled international talent, comprehensive human resources planning for recruiting and hiring, and on-the-job skills enhancement.
- Candidates must have a valid job offer from one of the six selected employers under the program.
- Candidates must have the required skills, education, and work experience to perform the job.
- Candidates must meet the language proficiency requirements for the job and must be willing to participate in up to 200 hours of language training, if necessary.
- Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) and the federal government’s immigration requirements.
How to Apply for the NBCWP
To apply for the NBCWP, interested skilled foreign workers must first apply for a job with one of the six selected employers mentioned above. Interested applicants can visit the official websites of these six companies to check the open job vacancies or JobBank Canada to search for available vacancies. If selected, the employer will provide guidance and support throughout the application process.
The New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot Project (NBCWP) is an excellent opportunity for skilled foreign workers to work and settle in New Brunswick while addressing labor shortages in various industries. The program’s emphasis on settlement services and long-term retention ensures that newcomers can establish their lives in the province successfully. By participating in the program, employers can also fill labor gaps and retain skilled workers in their industries.