Every year, thousands choose New Brunswick as their new home.  The provincial government has created a simple site to assist those interested in learning more about immigrating.

Please note that in order to immigrate to Canada, you do not need the services of an Immigration Agency.

It is important to understand your rights and responsibilities with respect to fraud and fraudulent documents.  Please review the documents on fraud protection closely.  This notice is available in multiple languages; please select your language at the bottom of the page and download the pdf.

What permanent residents can do

As a permanent resident, you have the right:

  • To receive most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage.
  • To live, work, or study anywhere in Canada.
  • To apply for Canadian citizenship.
  • To protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


You must pay taxes, and respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels.


What permanent residents cannot do

As a permanent resident, you cannot:

  • Vote or run for political office.
  • Hold certain jobs that have a high-level security clearance requirements.
  • Remain in Canada if you are convicted of a serious criminal offence and have been told to leave the country.
  • Hold a Canadian passport.


Please also view more detailed information on residency obligations.