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Canada Needs More Foreign Workers in New Brunswick

A lack of skilled workforce in the province of New Brunswick has led the J.D. Irving company and the Village of Chipman to come up with a unique decision to help in-demand foreign workers and their families get established in NB. Chipman is a rural village located 75 kilometers east of New Brunswick’s capital, Fredericton.

With inexpensive housing in short supply in the village of about 1,000 people, J.D. Irving (JDI) and Chipman’s village council have made their mind to build a new eight-acre subdivision to for foreign workers and their families as they get settled.

JDI hired workers from Brazil, Ukraine, Latvia, and Finland through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot to work at its logging operations in and around Chipman.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) helps employers in Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces — New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador — recruit skilled foreign workers for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally.

The Canada government demonstrates high interest in accelerating applications of foreign workers and their families that come into the country through the AIP and their families. Since the launch of the AIP in 2017, New Brunswick companies designated under the pilot have already employed around 1,500 workers.

Those hired by JDI in Chipman work as truck drivers, logging operators. Many also work at the Grand Lake Timber Mill. According to a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the employees earn good money, ranging from $60,000 to $80,000 annually.


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JDI’s job board posts available positions in Portuguese, Polish, Finnish and Latvian alongside English and French.

So far, 18 newcomers have landed in Chipman through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and two families have considered residence in the new subdivision, which will have 25 “mini-homes” for the beginning.

Additional 17 foreign workers and their families will arrive in Chipman in the next year and 400 immigrants could be hired for jobs across the New Brunswick-based company, according to A spokesman for JDI.

The newcomers bring great hope for the declining Chipman community. Thanks to the immigrant settlement program, the village will see a promising future.

Although the government encourages immigration to the Atlantic provinces of Canada, it is important to be exact when filling out the application. You should meet all of the requirements and even a small inaccuracy can lead to a refusal. This is why it is recommended to secure the support of a legal professional who knows how to prepare documents so you have the best chance to be sponsored.

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