Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program ( NLPNP )

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

The NLPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

  • Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Entrepreneur Category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker

The NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category enables the NLPNP to nominate skilled candidates with job offers through the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Prospective immigrants who have been accepted into the federal Express Entry pool may be able to apply to the NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category.

Individuals nominated by the NLPNP will receive additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System, resulting in an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements of the NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category. 

Skilled Worker Category

The NLPNP accepts applications under this category from individuals who have received a guaranteed job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer. Individuals who are currently working in the province on a valid work permit may also be eligible.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements of the NLPNP Skilled Worker category. 

International Graduate Category 

The NLPNP accepts applications under this category from recent graduates of an eligible Canadian post-secondary institution who remain in Canada on a Post-Graduate Work Permit. Applicants must also have either a current job or job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer and must be working in their field of study at the time of application.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements of the NLPNP International Graduate category. 

International Entrepreneur Category

This NLNP business immigration category will soon open to foreign nationals who would like to settle in the Newfoundland and Labrador create, co-manage or purchase a business in the province. Candidates must operate their business for a year while on a Temporary Work Permit before pursuing a provincial nomination from the province.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements of the NLNP International Entrepreneur Category.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

This NLNP International Graduate Entrepreneur will provide international graduates who have attended Newfoundland and Labrador post-secondary institutions and who wish to establish, co-own or run a business in the province with a pathway to Canadian permanent residence. 

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements of the NLNP International Graduate Entrepreneur Category.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Newfoundland and Labrador is one of four Atlantic provinces working in partnership with the Canadian government to hire foreign workers to fill jobs in Atlantic Canada that have not been filled locally. Foreign nationals interested in participating in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot may be residing abroad or on temporary status in Canada at the time of applying.

All applicants to the pilot must have a job offer from a designated employer that meets the requirements of the program. 

Contact us to know more about Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program employer designation in Newfoundland and Labrador.

FAQ

1Does Newfoundland and Labrador have an immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system?
Yes, Newfoundland and Labrador has an immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, also referred to as an enhanced Express Entry stream. This stream is called the Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker stream. By receiving an enhanced provincial nomination from one of these streams, candidates receive an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, resulting in an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence being issued at a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
2How can I begin the process of applying to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program?

Candidates interested in living and working permanently in Newfoundland should first review the different NLPNP streams to determine if they are eligible:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker Category
  • Newfoundland and Labrador International Graduate Category
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Newfoundland and Labrador International Entrepreneur
  • Newfoundland and Labrador International Graduate Entrepreneur 
3How does the Skilled Worker Category work?
Through this category, applicants with guaranteed job offers, resulting from specialized skills that Newfoundland & Labrador employers seek, can be nominated. Individuals who are currently working in the province on a valid work permit may also be eligible. To learn more about the NLPNP Skilled Worker Category, click here
4Who qualifies as a Skilled Worker under this category?
The program accepts applicants who have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer. Applicants must have the qualifications, experience, training, and skills needed for their occupation. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate their intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador. All applicants must also speak sufficient English or French, meeting the minimum language requirements.
5 How does the International Graduate Category work?
This category targets international students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Applicants must apply to this category within two years of their graduation date. To learn more about the NLPNP International Graduate Category, click here.
6Who qualifies as an International Graduate under this category?
Candidates who qualify under this category are recent graduates from an eligible publicly funded Canadian post-secondary institution who remain in Canada on a Post-Graduate Work Permit with a full-time job/job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer. Applicants must have the necessary qualifications, training, skills, and accreditation to perform the intended job. Furthermore, potential candidates must demonstrate their intention and ability to settle in the province. All applicants must also speak sufficient English or French, meeting the minimum language requirements.
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