New Brunswick province launches new immigration pilot for international graduates

The aim of the pilot is to facilitate permanent residency for international students who graduate from one of 19 eligible programs of study.

New Brunswick has launched an immigration pilot program targeting international students who graduate from one of the four career colleges in New Brunswick.

Effective April 2022, international students who graduate from one of the below colleges who studies one of the targetted occupations will be able to apply to the Provincial Nomination Program.


  • Atlantic Business College
  • Eastern College
  • McKenzie College
  • Oulton College

Specific details and requirements for the new pilot project are not available at the moment but are expected to be available soon. However, as per the news release the pilot is intended for recent graduates of designated learning institutions who are not currently eligible for the federal Post-Graduation Work Permit program.

In addition, participation in this pilot program will be limited to designated New Brunswick educational institutions that have held this designation for at least five years and offer eligible programs of study in the following areas:

  • social and community service workers;
  • early childhood educators and assistants;
  • educational assistants;
  • health-care aides;
  • home support workers;
  • licensed practical nurses;
  • paramedics and related occupations;
  • medical laboratory technologists;
  • medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants;
  • medical administrative assistants;
  • computer programmers and interactive media developers;
  • web designers and developers;
  • computer network technicians;
  • user support technicians;
  • accounting technicians and bookkeepers;
  • payroll clerks;
  • shippers and receivers;
  • supply chain and logistics supervisors; and
  • production logistics co-ordinators


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