Facilitating Access to Skills Talent (FAST NB)

FAST NB. Helping skilled immigrants and New Brunswick employers succeed.

Companies in New Brunswick are experiencing labour shortages, especially in skilled trades such as carpentry, welding, millwright, machinist, plumbing and electrical. The Facilitating Access to Skills Talent (FAST NB) platform can fast track connecting employers with a skilled immigrant talent pool and help newcomers and potential new immigrants match their skills with trades career opportunities in New Brunswick. 

In jurisdictions that have used the FAST NB platform, 67% of participants have found employment in their fields within four weeks.

New Brunswick needs increased immigration. Newcomers need jobs. Employers need skilled workers. With FAST NB, everybody benefits. 

Please Note: At this time, the FAST NB pilot project is offered only in English by NBCC. As we move ahead in this project, CCNB is working to offer similar tools for French-speaking newcomers to New Brunswick.

À noter: Pour l’instant, le projet pilote FAST NB est seulement offert en anglais par le NBCC. Dans un avenir rapproché, le CCNB offrira un outil similaire aux nouveaux arrivants francophones au Nouveau-Brunswick.

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FAST NB for Newcomers

Newcomers often bring valuable skills but can face barriers such as competency recognition or lack of Canadian work experience. FAST NB can help. FAST NB offers participants the opportunity to have current competencies assessed and endorsed, as well as offering options and resources for upskilling/training to fill any gaps. Become part of the FAST NB talent pipeline that’s directly connected to New Brunswick businesses looking to fill positions today. Everything is completed online, at your own pace. And there’s no cost to participate.

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FAST NB for Employers

If you’re a New Brunswick business that’s feeling the skilled tradespeople labour pinch, FAST NB can help get you from help wanted to hired!

Just register and tell us what you’re looking for. Then, we’ll connect you with FAST NB participants whose skills and experience have been validated.

That’s right…prequalified people at your fingertips, ready for you to interview and hire.

Frequently Asked Questions

For Newcomers

For Employers


Please contact fastnb@nbcc.ca

Proudly supported by the following organizations

McCain Foundation
Rideau Hall Foundation
Windsor Foundation