Newfoundland and Labrado

The Eastern Canada province’s Provincial Nominee Program includes a variety of immigration categories to fit a variety of immigrant candidates. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is one of Canada’s ten provinces and territories. On March 31, 2001, Newfoundland and Labrador became a separate province in Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador’s official language is English, however French has official status in several areas of the province. The Provincial Nominee Scheme (NL PNP) of Newfoundland and Labrador is an economic immigration program that aims to attract foreign employees. Prospective immigrants to Canada under the NLPNP have two possibilities for obtaining a nomination from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The first alternative is to apply to the NLPNP directly, rather than through the federal express entrance scheme. You can apply through Newfoundland’s Immigration and Multiculturalism Office. If you are successful, you will be able to build an online Express Entry profile and indicate that you have been nominated by the province. The second approach is to first register an online profile in the Express Entry system and express an official interest in immigrating to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The applicant will then be sent a NOI – Notification of Interest – from the province, inviting them to apply for its PNP.



Express Entry Skilled Worker Category – The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NL-PNP) is a programme that allows a province-registered employer to nominate a high-skilled employee with a post-secondary diploma or degree in Canada or an overseas qualification with authorised ECA – Educational Credential Assessment for a minimum of two years with an extension. Benefits and pay must be comparable to provincial requirements and current salary rates. On the NLPNP point evaluation grid, the applicant must receive at least 67 points out of a possible 100.

Skilled Worker – The provincial nominee classification of a skilled worker (self-employed) will be used for foreign nationals who wish to work for themselves or start their own businesses in Atlantic Canada.

Priority Skills – This NLPNP category is for applicants with job experience in high-demand occupations in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as a high level of education and language ability. For example, a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Agriculture, Aquaculture, Health Care, or Technology earned within the previous three years from a Memorial University, and a minimum of one year experience in one of the in-demand jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador during the last ten years.

International Graduate – The province of Newfoundland and Labrador seeks international students who want to stay in the region after finishing their education. To be eligible, candidates must have completed a post-secondary study or related directly to the area of study if they completed their studies outside of Newfoundland and Labrador. Graduates from outside the province must work in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least one year before applying to this stream. Employment or an offer of employment from a qualified employer in a NOC B, A, or 0 or NOC C occupation on the list of In-Demand Occupations with at least 30 weekly hours of work and a minimum 1-year term with reasonable extension possibilities is required. Required to fulfill all other requirements related to CLB score, age and financial stability.

International entrepreneur (starting or buying a new firm) – This NLPNP category is for experienced senior Business Managers or Business Owners between the ages of 21 and 59. Have a desire to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador because of owning and actively managing a business that benefits the province financially. Must have a minimum of $600,000 in accumulated personal assets and net business accessible for transfer to Canada, as well as be willing to spend a minimum of $200,000 in starting a business in Newfoundland and Labrador with at least 33.3 percent ownership or a $1 million equity investment. Entrepreneurs can complete an EOI after achieving a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 5 level in French or English.

International Graduate Entrepreneur – The NLNP International Graduate Entrepreneur scheme will provide international graduates who have attended post-secondary institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador and want to start, co-own, or run businesses in the province with a path to permanent residence in Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador is a scheme that allows the province to nominate people who desire to go to Newfoundland and work there. Foreign nationals can apply for permanent residency through the NL-PNP if they have a work offer from one of the NL-registered PNP’s businesses, or if they demonstrate their own business venture and hire two more people.

Candidates must have a job offer from a Newfoundland-based employer who has been approved by the NL PNP. The Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker Outside Canada Stream aims to recruit skilled workers from outside Canada who possess skills that will contribute to the diverse economy of Newfoundland. Applicants with at least one year of experience working for a licensed company in their field outside of Canada may apply. Similar to the other streams, applicants must still meet New Brunswick or Newfoundland and Labrador.