Immigration to New Brunswick through the Transport Truck Driver stream

Immigration to New Brunswick through the Transport Truck Driver stream

Truckers who have found work in the province can get permanent residency through the Transport Truck Driver stream.

New Brunswick's provincial Transport Truck Driver stream is for candidates with truck driving experience who have found employment in New Brunswick and have worked for a local employer for at least 6 months.

This is not an independent immigration stream. It refers to the provincial Skilled Worker stream with slightly modified requirements.


A number of criteria must be met in order to apply for the Transport Truck Driver stream:

  • be between 19-55 years of age;
  • have a minimum high school education;
  • have 2 years of experience as a truck driver within the past 5 years, including 6 months of experience in New Brunswick;
  • demonstrate English or French proficiency at level 4 on the CLB scale;
  • score at least 60 points out of 90 on the provincial grading system.

Please note that in order to be employed as a truck driver, you must obtain the appropriate provincial driver's license.

Candidate evaluation

New Brunswick evaluates applicants on factors such as age, language skills, education, work experience and other factors. Invitations go to the most successful applicants. The minimum score required to participate in the stream is 60, with a maximum of 90 points:

Criteria Points
Age (maximum 10)
22 to 55 years old 10
19 to 21 years old 8
Language level (maximum 28)
Points are given for each skill (reading, writing, listening, speaking) depending on the level. These need to be added up. For example, your reading and speaking level is CLB 7, listening and writing level is CLB 6. You will receive a total of 22 points. You can get a maximum of 24 points.
CLB 7 and higher 6
CLB 4, 5, 6 5
Additional points for second language proficiency at CLB Level 4 or higher in all four skills 4
Education (maximum 20)
Master or PhD degree 20
Professional degree required for a licensed profession (in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic, or pharmacy)
Two or more certificates/diplomas from a college, university, or other institution (one must be for an academic program of 3 years or more) 19
Bachelor's degree or completed academic program of 3 years or more
Diploma/certificate for a 2-year academic program 18
Diploma/certificate for a 1-year academic program 17
High school diploma 15
Work experience (maximum 20)
5 years 20
4 years 16
3 years 12
2 years 8
Adaptability (maximum 12)
At least 6 months of work experience in New Brunswick 10
The employer does not need a labor market impact assessment (LMIA) to hire a foreign worker (such cases are handled individually) 8
Completion of a 2-year or more academic program in New Brunswick 10
Completion of a one-year or more academic program in New Brunswick 7
Relatives in the province (children, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews) 5
The candidate's spouse has worked in the province for at least 1 year in the last 5 years or has a language level CLB 4+ in all four skills 5

How to apply

To apply for Transport Truck Driver stream, you must sign in and complete a profile on the New Brunswick official website.


To learn about other New Brunswick provincial program streams, see "Immigration to New Brunswick — Canada's Provincial Program".

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