Newfoundland and Labrador, positioned as Canada's easternmost province, has emerged as a prominent economic entity within the Canadian domain. Comprising of two separate land masses, namely Labrador, which is linked to the mainland, and the island of Newfoundland, the province operates the NLPNP (Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program). This program allows individuals who possess the desired skills and experience sought by the province to potentially secure a provincial nomination from Newfoundland and Labrador. The province currently extends a warm welcome to 1,200 new immigrants on an annual basis and has set its sights on increasing that number to 1,700 newcomers each year. Within the NLPNP, there exists an enhanced category known as the NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category, while the remaining categories are considered base categories. An enhanced category corresponds with the federal Express Entry system, whereas a base category operates independently of the Express Entry system where the candidate has the option to submit the application through the Immigration and Multiculturalism Office of Newfoundland. Upon approval, they can proceed to establish an online Express Entry profile, where the applicant will have the opportunity to specify that you have obtained a nomination from the province. This can be accomplished by including the nomination certificate number and the jurisdiction responsible for the nomination in your Express Entry profile. The Express Entry system serves as the platform employed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to administer the primary economic class immigration programs. Applicants with an Express Entry profile receive a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). During regular Express Entry draws, Canada extends invitations to candidates with the highest rankings to apply for permanent residence. If an individual is nominated through a provincial program like the NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category, they are granted an additional 600 CRS points. Consequently, this results in an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent draw. Acceptance of the nomination through the Express Entry profile is necessary to acquire the supplementary points. The main advantage of enhanced streams is the expedited processing time, with Canadian permanent residence potentially being granted in as little as six months.

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NLPNP Immigration Categories: What are the Options?

  • • Express Entry Skilled Worker Category within NLPNP
  • • Skilled Worker Category within NLPNP
  • • International Graduate Category within NLPNP
  • • Priority Skills NL Category within NLPNP
  • • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category within NLPNP
  • • International Entrepreneur Category within NLPNP


Express Entry Skilled Worker Category

  • • Have an active profile in the pool of Canada Express Entry.
  • • Maintain a high-skilled job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador business for at least two years with the option of an extension. The job offer must adhere to provincial regulations and pay at least the going rate.
  • Additional requirements include:

  • • Attaining a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the NLPNP point assessment grid.
  • • Possessing a valid IRCC Work Visa for at least 4 months at the time of application or being eligible to apply for this visa.
  • • Holding a post-secondary diploma or degree from a Canadian institution or an equivalent overseas qualification with an authorized Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).
  • • Having a minimum of one year (1,560 hours total or 30 hours per week) of paid work experience within the past 10 years.
  • • Proving one's capacity for and desire to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • • Having sufficient financial resources and/or settlement funds.


Points-Based Assessment Grid

A minimum of 67 points must be obtained on the Grid for Point Assessment by applicants for the NLPNP Express Entry Skilled Worker Category.

Maximum Points Factor
28 Education
27 Proficiency in Language
12 Age
20 Work Experience
13 Adaptability and Link to Labor Market


Skilled Worker Category

This specific NLPNP category is designed for applicants who possess a guaranteed employment offer from an employer in Newfoundland & Labrador or are currently employed in the province through a valid Work Visa.

Applicants in this immigration category are required to:

  • Have a full-time employment offer from an employer in Newfoundland & Labrador for at least 2 years.
  • Possess a valid IRCC Work Visa at the time of application or be eligible to apply for this visa.
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills, training, qualifications, and/or accreditation required for the job.
  • Provide evidence of their ability and intention to permanently settle in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Possess adequate financial resources and/or settlement funds for successful establishment in the province, including support for any dependents.
  • The demand for your skillset can be validated by your prospective or current employer.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English or French language to perform job responsibilities.

To qualify under this circumstance, candidates must:

  • Hold a Post-secondary Diploma or Degree or an equivalent amount of relevant experience.
  • Have an employment offer corresponding to level C, B, A, or 0 in the NOC (National Occupational Classification) system.
  • The job should reasonably lead to career advancement.
  • Possess the latest combination of experience, skills, and/or training as per the NOC description in their field of employment.
  • The employment or its offer must be valid and full-time.
  • The position should fulfill a need in the Newfoundland & Labrador labor market.

International Graduate Category

International graduates who have successfully completed at least 50% of their post-secondary studies at an approved Canadian educational institution and have obtained a job offer or are presently employed by an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador may meet the eligibility criteria for provincial nomination as an International Graduate.

  • Hold a valid Post-Graduate Work Visa with a minimum validity of 4 months at the time of application.
  • Have an offer of employment or be currently employed by a qualified employer in NOC B, A, or 0 occupation, or an occupation listed as In-Demand Occupations with a minimum of 30 hours of work per week and a duration of at least 1 year, with a sensible possibility of extension.
  • Have an age range of 21 to 59.
  • Demonstrate the ability and intention to permanently settle in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Possess sufficient financial resources and/or settlement funds to successfully establish oneself in the province.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English or French language for performing job responsibilities, with a language test required for In-Demand occupations under NOC.
  • If the candidate has an ownership stake in a business, the stake must not exceed 10%.

Priority Skills NL Category

Candidates with relevant work experience in Newfoundland and Labrador's high-demand professions, as well as those with a high level of education and language competence, may apply for this particular NLPNP category. The submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) is required from applicants. Those with the highest scores and employer interest may receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the NLPNP.

  • A minimum of one year's worth of experience working in one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most in-demand professions during the last ten years.
  • Possession of a Masters or Doctorate Degree obtained within the last 3 years from Memorial University in fields such as Agriculture, Aquaculture, Health Care, or Technology.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language at a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 or higher, as evidenced by a CELPIP or IELTS test taken within the past year.
  • Have an age range of 21 to 59.
  • Show an intention to permanently settle in Newfoundland and Labrador.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

The International Graduate Entrepreneur stream of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLNP) enables graduates from post-secondary institutions in Newfoundland to seek permanent residency if they have a minimum of one year of experience in owning and managing a business within the province.


  • The age requirement is 21 to 59.
  • Provide a comprehensive Business Plan supported by certified financial documents.
  • Hold a valid Post-Graduate Work Visa.
  • Show a sincere intention to permanently reside in Newfoundland and Labrador through active ownership and management of a business that generates substantial economic benefits for the province.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year of continuous experience as an owner (with at least 33.3% ownership) and active manager of the existing business.
  • Create at least one full-time employment opportunity for a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident visa holder.
  • Establish that the business is a for-profit entity with the primary objective of generating profit through the sale of services and/or goods.
  • Attain a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 in both written and spoken French and English language proficiency, in the areas of writing, reading, listening, and speaking.
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) offered by the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, Newfoundland & Labrador.

International Entrepreneur Category

The International Entrepreneur category in Newfoundland and Labrador aims to accommodate individuals from other countries who wish to make the province their home and engage in establishing, co-managing, or acquiring a business. Entrepreneurs approved under this specific category of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) would be granted a Temporary Work Permit to establish and operate their business.

To be eligible for this category, international entrepreneurs must meet the following requirements:

  • The acceptable age range for applicants is from 21 to 59.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English or French equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Acceptable language tests include CELPIP General Test or IELTS (General Training Test) for English, and TEF for French.
  • To be considered, individuals must have a minimum of $600,000 CAD in unencumbered net business and personal assets that are readily transferable to Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Obtain a minimum score of 72 out of 120 in the Expression of Interest (EOI) assessment grid.
  • Agree to put down a minimum of $200,000 CAD in personal capital to start a company in Newfoundland and Labrador with a minimum ownership percentage of 33.3% or $1 million in equity.
  • Have at least five years of experience in a senior business management position over the last ten years, or at least two years of experience in active business management and ownership (with a minimum ownership stake of 25%).
  • Present a comprehensive business plan with supporting financial documentation verified by recognized third-party professionals.
  • Hold a Canadian high school diploma or its equivalent, verified by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued within the last five years.
  • Prove that you have a sincere desire to settle down permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador while running a local company that has the potential to be very profitable for the region.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to add at least one full-time equivalent position for Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Establish that the business is a for-profit entity with the primary objective of earning profits through the sale of goods and/or services.
  • Go to Newfoundland and Labrador on an obligatory exploratory trip before founding a new company or buying an existing one.
  • Fill out and submit the online Expression of Interest form.
  • Receive a formal Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Newfoundland and Labrador Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Category

Newfoundland and Labrador actively participates in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), a collaborative provincial-federal initiative designed to attract skilled workers and international students to the Atlantic region. The program focuses on the economic development of the area and facilitates the immigration process for individuals who receive a job offer from an approved employer in the region, streamlining their path to Canadian immigration.


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