Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador PNP Program might be right for you if you want to live and work in Newfoundland and Labrador. With cities like St. John's rising quickly, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of Canada's provinces with the greatest population growth. Living in Newfoundland and Labrador is a desirable alternative for many international employees looking for steady, long-term employment due to the abundance of career options.

  1. Skilled Worker Stream

Experienced workers of all NOC Skill Levels having a guaranteed job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador company are welcome to apply for provincial nomination under the NLNP's Skilled Worker stream. Before receiving a full-time job offer, the applicant must have a set of specific skills that fulfill the requirements of the business.

Requirements for the Skilled Worker Stream

  • Have a job offer for a full-time position from a Newfoundland and Labrador company, or a job offer with a pay and benefits package that satisfies provincial employment standards and does not conflict with any active labor disputes or bargaining unit agreements;
  • possess a working permit in good standing or be qualified to do so;
  • possess the expertise required to carry out the work, including the necessary certifications;
  • Show that you have the ability and desire to settle in the province;
  • demonstrate having enough money to relocate to the province;
  • Proof of English or French proficiency is required. One of the following must be used to confirm English language proficiency:
  • An affidavit of English language proficiency from the Newfoundland and Labrador company who has extended an employment offer to the candidate
  • possess the expertise required to carry out the work, including the necessary certifications;
  • NOC level C and D occupations require that workers achieve minimum language proficiency criteria.

Requirements for the employer include:

  • The job offer must be for a full-time position paying at least as much as is typical in the industry.
  • The need to hire an immigrant must be clearly demonstrated by the business.
  • The job offer must not conflict with any active labor disputes or collective bargaining agreements.

Candidates are not permitted to submit an application if they:

  • Are a failed refugee claimant or a refugee claimant living in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Do not have a full‐time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer
  • Any dependent family member over the age of 18, whether or not they are accompanying them have a criminal record
  • Have unresolved custody, marriage or child support disputes. These issues must be resolved before starting the immigration process
  • Do not have a full‐time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer
  • Have intentionally misrepresented themselves in the application

  1. International Graduate Stream

Recent graduates who hold a Post-Graduate Work Permit and a job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer fall into this group.

International graduates from accredited post-secondary institutions in Canada are eligible to apply for nomination for permanent residence in Canada through the NLPNP International Graduate Category.

Requirements for the International Graduate Stream:

Minimum requirements for applicants include:

  • possess at least a half-finished degree from a Canadian college or university
  • possess a two-year diploma or degree program minimum. The conclusion of a one-year post-graduate program that requires a prior diploma or degree is also acceptable.
  • be able to demonstrate that they intend to work and live in the province.
  • possess the ability to maintain oneself financially (as well as support any dependents)
  • possess fluency in either French or English. This can be proven by showing proof of training or education, or by having the employer in Newfoundland provide an affidavit.
  • Have legal status to work in Canada. This can be a post-graduate work permit. Some applicants might show legal status via a Canada Post-Graduate Work Permit. While this is permitted, this is also very rare for candidates in this stream. Additionally, graduates from a Canadian university outside of Newfoundland may need a minimum of one year of work experience in their field of study.

Minimum Requirements for Employers Include:

  • be a full-time position associated with the person's subject of study. An organization doing business in the Province of Newfoundland must make the offer.
  • possess potential for development
  • not infringe on any existing collective bargaining agreements or labor disputes

Express Entry in Newfoundland and Labrador

Through the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP), the province is allowed to recommend immigrants to Newfoundland who possess the specific qualifications required by the regional economy. Speed is the key benefit of Newfoundland Express Entry over other Canadian immigration routes. The Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) will provide applicants who receive a Newfoundland PNP nomination certificate an additional 600 points, effectively guaranteeing them an invitation to submit an application for Canadian permanent residency. When compared to the conventional paper-based process, Express Entry processing timeframes for Provincial Nominee Program Newfoundland candidates are much faster, with the majority of permanent residence applications being approved in less than 6 months.