Like sands through the hourglass… so were the days I spent waiting for a reply from the NBPNP about whether or not our EOI was accepted.
While counting the days and hours, I started looking through and partially filling out
The Main Forms for NBPNP
There are actually not that many forms that needed to be filled in for the NBPNP application. Nevertheless, they are rather a pain to complete.
- You cannot leave any of the fields in any of the forms blank. If a section/field is not applicable to you, you need to type in “N/A” or “Not Applicable”.
2. If you find that there is not enough space for you to fill in your information, you can type it out on MS Word, print it, and attach it to the relevant form. You need to print your name, date of birth, and the title and code of the form in each additional sheet. I had to do this for the work experience section, as I had worked for about 7 different companies in the past 10 years.
3. Also, some of the spaces to enter information is quite small, so perhaps the full answer will not fit. Like addresses. For this I used the Nitro PDF editing application to adjust the size of the font so it fits in the space provided.
3. If your documents are not in English or French, get them translated and certified, and send the translation along with the original copy.
And now, on to the NBPNP EELMS forms:
- NBPNP-003 EELMS (Information Form): This is the main form. The one I had mistakenly tried to fill up and send with my EOI the first time. In this form, you have to fill in all your personal, work, education, language proficiency, previous immigration applications, and other details for the past 10 years for both you and your spouse.
It’s 6 pages long, and requires you to have a EE profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code. So I’m sure now you can understand why I was panicking the first time I tried to fill this out.
2. NBPNP-DCEELMS (Documents Checklist): This is exactly what it says it is. A checklist for you to ensure you have all the necessary documents for your application. This is 7 pages long, and includes the names of the forms you need to fill in and submit, along with the supporting documents.
Not all the forms on this checklist are required to be submitted. For example, you will not need to submit the NBPNP-004 Skilled Worker – Employer Support Form, if you don’t have a job offer in NB or are not currently working in NB.
Go through each checkpoint, tick those that apply to you as you complete them, and place ‘X‘ for those that don’t. The document checklist should be placed on top of all the other documents you have gathered, once you are ready to send off your application.
3. NB-005 Skilled Worker (Consent and Declaration Form): This is basically to say that you give the NB government the authority to retain and use your personal information, and that of your dependents, and also to check if you have landed and are living in NB.
Well, that‘s understandable. Since you are applying for nomination from said province, they have every right to make sure that you don’t suddenly change your mind and run away to another province as soon as you land in Canada.
You need to print out 2 copies of this form (it’s 3 pages), as both the Principal Applicant and his/her spouse need to fill this in separately and sign it. You will also need a witness to sign on both forms. This can be a friend or colleague. It cannot be your spouse or a family member.
4. NBPNP-007 EELMS (Net Worth Form): This is also 3 pages. In this form, you enter all your banking details showing that you have the required amount of (unencumbered) money for immigrating to Canada. You have to include details of all your banking accounts, any real estate assets, stocks and/or investments, business assets, pensions (hence my including my provident fund), property mortgages, liabilities and other personal debts (e.g. credit cards), and a final net worth calculation.
You can enter the amounts in the currency of your country, and then show the converted amount in Canadian dollars. You also need to include the exchange rate used, and the day of the exchange rate.
Both the PA and spouse have to sign this form.
5. NBPNP-011SW (Fee payment form): This form is for the processing fee of CAD 250 for NBPNP. You can pay the processing fee though credit/debit card (MasterCard or Visa), or through a demand draft. We decided to pay through credit card, and then attach a print out of the payment confirmation receipt to the form.
6. Photo requirements: Not a form, but you are required to submit a photo for every person in your application (me and Z, in this case).
The dimensions for the photos were not specified on the Document Checklist, so we went with the CIC photo dimensions (50 x 70) for passports. The name and date of birth of the person in the photo needs to written on the back of each photo, as well as date the photo was taken and the stamp of the photo studio that took them. The photos have to be taken within 6 months of the date of submission of the application.
These photos should be stapled on a blank sheet of paper, which should then be stapled to the NBPNP-003 Skilled Worker Information Form. Since I didn’t want to have the photos rendered useless at some stage by someone trying to remove the staples, I bought clear plastic label wallets to put the photos in, and then would staple that to the blank page.
And here ends the list of supporting documents required by the NBPNP for a full application.
In the mean time, the month of May flowed by, and June began, and still we waited for the notification in our inbox that we have received the ITA to submit the full application to NBPNP.