If you are considering becoming a permanent resident in New Brunswick or elsewhere in Canada, there are many potential immigration classes that may be suitable to international graduates in Canada with the right combination of language skills, education, and experience.

Federal and provincial governments in Canada offer over 60 different programs to foreign nationals in Canada and abroad to immigrate and become permanent residents. The right program depends on a candidate's qualifications and circumstances. However, generally, international students in Canada end up applying for permanent residency through an economic immigration stream based on criteria associated with work experience, education, and job offers in Canada. We recommend that you explore:

  • Express Entry
    Express Entry is an online system that is used to manage immigration applications from skilled workers through three different streams: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Programs
    With an abundance of exciting career opportunities, over 12,000 annually and counting, New Brunswick is recruiting skilled people, like you, who want to grow in a province where their unique knowledge, culture, and perspectives are valued.
  • Atlantic Immigration Program
    The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates who want to work and live in 1 of Canada's 4 Atlantic provinces.

You can also use the Come to Canada Tool to get a better sense for different programs that you might be eligible (please note that this tool does not consider Provincial Nominee Programs).