New Brunswick all set to search the Express Entry Pool through a targeted Search System
In an effort to meet the provincial labour market needs, New Brunswick announced on July 26th that it will begin to issue occasional invitations to apply for permanent residence in the province to federal Express Entry candidates. These invitations may come whether the candidate has filed an Expression of Interest with the province or not.
So long as the candidate is registered in the Express Entry pool, and matches the desired criteria. Then, they could be selected by the province of New Brunswick to fit the shortage of employment in certain job industries. The Express Entry pool holds profiles of a vast majority of economic-class immigrants, and rates them based on factors such as age, language proficiency, education, skilled work experience, and other criteria.
Several other provinces are already using targeted search system in the federal pool to fill the gaps in their industries, though candidates who receive a Letter of Interest from provinces are not necessarily required to accept.
All candidates who receive such invitations from the province of New Brunswick. They are still expected to meet the eligibility requirements as determined by the NBPNP’s Express Entry Labour Market Stream.