The Canada/New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Agreement was signed in February 1999. The Agreement allows the Province an active role in selecting immigrants to meet specific economic needs.

Under the Provincial Nominee Program, the Province seeks immigrants with job skills and other attributes who will come to New Brunswick to fill labour market shortages or support employment or business expansion. It provides employers a means of recruiting employees with important skill sets when these are not easily available in New Brunswick and Canada.

A nomination certificate issued by the Province of New Brunswick does not guarantee the issuance of a Permanent Resident Visa by Citizenship and Immigration Canada(CIC). Final approval of an applicant, based on the individual¡¯s health and security background check, it the sole responsibility of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.