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.
Additional requirements include:
A minimum of 67 points must be obtained on the Grid for Point Assessment by applicants for the NLPNP Express Entry Skilled Worker Category.
|Proficiency in Language
|Adaptability and Link to Labor Market
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:
To qualify under this circumstance, candidates must:
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.
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.
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 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:
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..