New Brunswick a Brand New Immigration Pilot Project
Today’s blog will be sharing the latest updates on the new immigration pilot project which is being launched in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick, in collaboration with the federal government, is going to initiate a pilot project to meet the shortage of labours
The provincial government of New Brunswick announced a new immigration pilot project on November 7, 2022: the New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot (NBCWP).
The project aims to address critical shortages of workers in New Brunswick. The pilot which is a joint project between the provincial government and the federal government is significant as it will not only provide economic immigration to the province but will also ensure settlement services which include skills and language training for newcomers arriving through the project.
Arlene Dunn, the minister responsible for Immigration and Opportunities New Brunswick has said that participating employers will get a great benefit from filling the critical vacancies and applicants will find work in a friendly community.
New Brunswick is also focusing on retaining the newcomers along with addressing the critical shortages of labourers and knows that meaningful work will help in doing so. This pilot is an initial step toward addressing these issues. The program will work in New Brunswick with six selected employers.
- McCain Foods;
- Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
- Groupe Westco
- Groupe Savoie Inc.
- D. Irving Ltd.
- Imperial Manufacturing
These employers were chosen because of their high records in the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP), good immigrant recruitment practices, and because they have the essential programs for settlement in order.
- The employers, as part of their participation, must do the following:
- Provide language training of up to 200 hours, as needed, to candidates;
- Have comprehensive human resources planning for hiring and recruiting international talent, and for skill enhancement on the job;
- Offer guidance and support to candidates who want to pursue their Canadian secondary education equivalency;
- Have potent plans of settlement for housing and transportation to assist the successful settlement of candidates in their new jobs and communities, with a strong devotion to long-term retention.
The five-year pilot program will be tracked and checked on a regular basis to ensure that it remains accessible to immigration needs and provides the desired results for the province.
Canadian companies continue to support welcoming newcomers in New Brunswick and are looking forward to good outcomes.
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