FAST NB. Helping skilled immigrants and New Brunswick employers succeed.
Companies in New Brunswick are experiencing labour shortages, especially in skilled trades such as carpentry, welding, millwright, machinist, plumbing and electrical. The Facilitating Access to Skills Talent (FAST NB) platform can fast
track connecting employers with a skilled immigrant talent pool and help newcomers and potential new immigrants match their skills with trades career opportunities in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick needs increased immigration. Newcomers need jobs. Employers need skilled workers. With FAST NB, everybody benefits.
Newcomers often bring valuable skills but can face barriers such as competency recognition or lack of Canadian work experience. FAST NB can help. FAST NB offers participants the opportunity to have current competencies assessed and endorsed, as well as offering
options and resources for upskilling/training to fill any gaps. Become part of the FAST NB talent pipeline that’s directly connected to New Brunswick businesses looking to fill positions today. Everything is completed online, at your own pace.
And there’s no cost to participate.
If you’re a New Brunswick business that’s feeling the skilled tradespeople labour pinch, FAST NB can help get you from help wanted to hired!
Just register and tell us what you’re looking for. Then, we’ll connect you with FAST NB participants
whose skills and experience have been validated.
That’s right…prequalified people at your fingertips, ready for you to interview and hire.
The trades will be implemented onto the platform in a staggered approach starting with Carpentry in February 2022, followed by welding in the spring and we estimate the remaining four trades to be implemented in the May/June time frame, we will continue to update this page as implementations are underway.
FAST NB leverages a proven, competency-based assessment and adaptive learning platform. Participants use the tool to demonstrate prior learning and experience.
The platform will allow you to have your skills assessed and validate your experience to potential employers and as well offer training for any identified skills gaps.
Opportunities New Brunswick will be actively recruiting individuals with skills in Carpentry, Welding, Electrical, Plumbing, Welding, Machinist, Millwright in other countries who are interested in immigrating to Canada. They will initially concentrate on Carpentry as it is the first trade we are adding to the platform. For newcomers already living here with these skills, they will have the ability to go through the platform and validate their skills against Canadian standards, creating hiring opportunities that did not exist before. The platform also provides support for newcomers to help them overcome the barriers involved in moving to a new country. We look after the employer and the employee.
FAST NB validates your experience for employers. It also informs them of the skilled employees who have gone through the platform who have the skills they require. We will provide the skilled candidate looking for a job the ability to apply and interview for available positions in this sector that they qualify for.
Simply or provide your contact information and we will get back to you and get your needs into FAST NB and get you connecting with skilled people right away. After that, you will begin a self-paced online skills assessment that you can complete at your own pace. The Carpentry Assessment is comprehensive and will take between 24 and 28 hours.
By taking the FAST NB Carpentry Assessment, you will be able to determine where your prior learning compares against Canadian standards, and you will receive a report to use with employers. If any training gaps are identified, training recommendations will be provided.
Yes, there are many unfulfilled carpentry jobs available in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick companies are looking for carpentry skills at all levels.
FAST NB captures employer profiles and provides newcomers with information on where there are demands for carpenters in New Brunswick. There are currently carpentry job openings throughout the province.
The FAST NB platform validates the newcomer's carpentry experience against New Brunswick criteria and standards, leveraging a proven, competency-based assessment and adaptive learning platform for newcomers to demonstrate prior learning and experience required for in-demand skilled trades. Through the platform, newcomers will be introduced to employment opportunities that leverage their current skills while also connecting newcomers to upskilling and skills training if required for further development.
Newcomers living in Canada or looking to migrate to Canada who have skills in carpentry are eligible to register and go through the FAST NB Carpentry Assessment program.
There is no cost to take the assessment and receive your assessment report.
You can go to the following link to register and begin the assessment:
You can learn more at: or email us at FastNB@nbcc.ca
We want to make this process as easy and seamless as possible for you and your company. Simply or provide your contact information and we will get back to you to gather your needs and get you connecting with skilled people right away. We expect the whole process to register will take no more than 20 minutes. After that, we will work with you on how you wish to receive information on potential candidates to begin the hiring/interview process.
FAST NB will attract newcomers to New Brunswick who have pre-existing and validated competence in carpentry.
FAST NB will match newcomers qualified in carpentry to your job vacancies.
Multicultural Council and Members in our province indicate that there are candidates already here in Canada and New Brunswick with these skills that they believe the FAST NB platform will identify for employment. The pipeline of available talent will grow as Opportunities New Brunswick works with potential candidates looking to migrate here.
FAST NB assesses competency in carpentry against the Atlantic Apprenticeship Curriculum Standard and provides an indication of their level in the Standard. You will be able to interview/hire at the skill level your workplace requires.
FAST NB captures a comprehensive applicant profile and provides newcomers with mapâ€‘based information on where there are demands for carpenters to help match your jobs to their interests. FAST NB has insight into the Canadian newcomer pipeline to help predict the supply of skilled people.
FAST NB will continue to evolve to capture emerging employer and newcomer requirements to ensure the best matches possible, so you get the right people into your jobs.
The FAST NB platform validates the newcomer's carpentry competencies against New Brunswick criteria and standards, leveraging a proven, competency-based assessment. It is an adaptive learning platform for immigrants to demonstrate prior learning and experience required for in-demand skilled trades. Through the platform, immigrants will be streamlined to employment opportunities that leverage their current skills while also connecting immigrants to upskilling and skills training if required for further development.
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