Once you have created an online profile on the new INB system, and filled out and submitted your EOI (see my previous post for details), you will need to log in and check the Notification Centre regularly to see if the INB department has selected your EOI and issued you an ITA to submit a full application.
Currently there are no statistics as to how long INB will take to reach a decision, but as always, I advise patience. In the previous system, on average, it would take about 40 days for them to make a decision on the EOI and invite candidates to submit the full application.
Now on to…
If your Expression of Interest (EOI) is successful, you will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) by an officer. You will be notified via your Notification Center.
Check for your new messages, and open the attachment sent to you. It should look similar to the one below:
Once you have been issued an ITA, your dashboard will be updated to display the following information:
Here I would suggest that you start gathering all your documents as soon as you submit your EOI (if you haven’t already). Your work reference letters, ECA and IELTS (or whichever language test you took) result forms should already be on hand, and the only thing, really, that you should need to get after the ITA is your latest bank statements for your proof of funds.
To begin your application, click “New” in the ‘Start my Application‘ section.
In the initial Validation stage, you will be asked to review the information you provided when creating your User Profile. Review the information carefully and correct any errors or omissions. You will also be asked to provide your intended destination in New Brunswick.
Once you’re satisfied with the information you have provided, click “Next” to continue.
You will be asked to upload the following supporting documents:
- Birth certificate
- Legal documents showing name or date of birth changes (if applicable)
- Principal applicant photo
- Travel documents
- National IDs and household registration booklet (if applicable)
- Marriage certificates from past marriages for both yourself and your spouse or common law partner
- Divorce certificates (if applicable)
- NB-008 (Statutory Declaration of Common Law Union) (if applicable)
- Bank statements for Proof of Funds
- Any additional supporting documents
Note: Any document in .pdf format will be accepted to be uploaded. Be sure that you are uploading the correct document that the section is asking for.
Once all documents have been uploaded, click “Next” to proceed to the ‘Personal History’ section.
Here you will have to enter information on Address History, Language, Education, Personal History, Previous Immigration Applications, Relatives Living in Canada, and Previous Visits to Canada.
1. Address History
You need to provide the addresses of all the places you have lived since the age of 18 or the past 10 years.
- First official language (French or English)
- Language testing agency
- Acceptable tests include IELTs, CELPIP, TEF and TCF Canada
- Scores for each of the 4 competency areas (reading, writing, speaking, and listening)
- Reference number (provided to the applicant by the testing agency)
You will also be asked to upload your language test result.
You will also be asked to upload your ECA result document. If Education was obtained within Canada, you will only need to upload your transcript.
4. Personal History
Select from: working, studying, unemployed, travelling, retired, in detention, or other
5. Previous Immigration Applications
You may indicate that you do not have any previous immigration applications, or click “Add” and provide the necessary information. You will also be asked to upload any final decision documents relating to past applications (if any).
6. Relatives in Canada
You may indicate that you do not have any relatives living in Canada, or click “Add” and provide the necessary information. You will also be asked to upload proof of relationship.
7. Previous Visits to Canada
You may indicate that you have not made any previous visits to Canada, or click “Add” and provide the necessary information. You will also be asked to upload supporting documents
Then proceed to the ‘Spouse or Common-law Partner Information’ section.
Here you will be asked to provide details regarding your spouse or common law partner’s:
- Spouse Details (i.e: name, date of birth, etc.)
- Previous spouse/common-law partner relationships
- Contact information
- Personal history
- Previous immigration applications
- Relatives living in Canada
- Previous visits to Canada
Complete these sections in the same way described for the principal applicant above in the Profile and Application sections.
After completing the above, proceed to the ‘My Family Member (Dependent) Information’ section.
You may state that you have no dependent family members or click “Add” and provide the following information for each dependent: Personal Details, Citizenship, Contact Information, and the required list of documents:
Once all dependents have been entered, proceed to the ‘Personal Net Worth’ section.
Please note this section is not required for AIPP candidates.
The Personal Net Worth section contains several areas for input, specifically Current Accounts, Fixed (Term) Deposits, Real Property Assets, Publicly Traded Stocks and Other Investment Assets, Pensions, and Liabilities and Other Personal Debts.
After entering all of the above information, click on “Calculate My Personal Net Worth” to have all the information calculated in Canadian dollars in the grid at the bottom of the screen.
You should then carefully read the declaration at the bottom and click on the box to certify that you have entered all pertinent information related to personal net worth.
Once this is complete, proceed to the ‘Arranged Offer of Employment in New Brunswick’ section.
In this section, you may indicate that you do not have an arranged offer of employment in New Brunswick, or you may enter details of your job offer. If you are applying under the AIPP stream, you will be required to provide these details and indicating that you do not have an arranged offer of employment will not be an option.
The final section is the ‘Consent and Declaration’ section.
In this section you will be asked to complete and upload the indicated form together with an affidavit for a translation (if applicable). Upload these documents using the method described previously.
Once the required documents have been uploaded, proceed to the ‘Score Summary’ section. This will provide you with a summary of the score you will receive based upon the information provided in your application. If everything is correct, proceed to the ‘Fees Payment’ section.
Read the Terms and Conditions for Fees Payment, select ‘I agree‘ and click ‘Proceed with Payment‘ to continue to the payments screen.
A page will load which will state the fee amount owing and present you with the option of paying via credit card or via Interac Online.
To pay using a credit card, simply enter the required information in the applicable fields and click “Pay with Visa, MC, Discover or Amex“. To pay with Interact Online, click the link to be taken to the payment page. Once payment has been successfully completed, click “Submit Application” button on the resulting screen to complete the application process.
And that’s the entire process of submitting your full application for NBPNP nomination.
Now comes the hardest part: waiting for them to assess your application and reach a decision. When we submitted our application last year, we received the nomination within 16 days, but some people had to wait around 3 months. So please don’t stress if it seems like they are taking long.
Wishing all applicants all the best for their nominations and hopefully you will get good news soon!