Qualifying Areas of Study for International Students

International students who graduate from Eastern College in New Brunswick are eligible to apply to a new immigration stream under the Provincial Nominee Program for their work permit. This will allow them to continue to live and work in New Brunswick as they wait for permanent residency.

As an international student for the NB PNP-(New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program) you must be present in person and attend classes on campus for these courses. These programs are not offered Online. An Online study option is available however the online program will not qualify for the PGWP (Post Graduation Work Permit) or PNP (Provincial Nominee Program).


This program is focused on specific occupations and Eastern College is proud to offer the majority of the qualifying areas of study that include a pathway to these targeted occupations.

Targeted occupations that qualify students for this new work permit program include:

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Advanced Systems Management and Cybersecurity

Child & Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker

Medical Administrative Specialist

Personal Support Worker

Video Game Development (Moncton Only)

Supply Chain and Logistics

Before submitting your contact information, please make sure that you meet the English Proficiency Requirements which are as follows:

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants from countries where English is not the only language of common usage will be required to either submit proof of English proficiency as measured by one of the following recognized tests: TOEFL/IELTS/CAEL/MELAB.

The following are the required language proficiency test scores for all Eastern College Diploma programs:

TOEFL Paper-based test – Minimum score of 550 required

TOEFL Internet-based test – Overall minimum score of 80 required, with minimum scores of 20 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

IELTS Academic Training – Minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5)

CAEL – Minimum overall score of 60

University of Michigan English Language Institute (MELAB) – Minimum score 77

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP – General Test) – Minimum score Level 8

Duolingo English Test – Minimum score of 105

NOTE: You will be required to provide supporting documentation of your English Proficiency as a 1st step, so if you do not meet the above criteria, we encourage you to work on setting up your English Proficiency Testing before submitting an application with us.

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Eastern College is proud to be a fully authorized education partner as per EduCanada requirements. EduCanada is a collaboration between the provinces and territories through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Global Affairs Canada which supports the international education offerings of Canada’s provinces and territories.