Project Description

Newfoundland & Labrador is Canada’s most easternmost province. 

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) allows the Province to nominate applicants who meet established criteria, for Permanent Resident Status. The NLPNP offers:

  • An efficient immigration process for qualified skilled workers, international graduates and their families who wish to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador; and
  • Assistance from provincial Immigration Program Development Officers who are available to explain the program requirements, and guide applicants throughout the application process.

Newfoundland and Labrador may nominate up to 1,050 individuals annually through the NLPNP, through the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Express Entry-Skilled Worker categories.

Applying to the NLPNP is a simple process. First, potential applicants must determine which of the categories they belong to – Skilled Worker, Express Entry Skilled Worker, or International Graduate. Following this, the potential applicant will download and complete all required provincial and federal forms for their category and gather then SCAN the required supporting documentation (eg. Birth Certificates, Diplomas, Passports etc). Once this is complete, the candidate will UPLOAD all forms and documentation to the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism. Below is a brief overview of the categories.

Express Entry Skilled Worker

The Express Entry Skilled Worker Category is a path to permanent residence for those intending to reside permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador. Applicants must be accepted into Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry pool, have a job offer in Newfoundland and Labrador, and intend to reside permanently in this province.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has committed to processing 80 per cent of all Express Entry candidates within six months of receiving the nominated application.

You are NOT eligible for the Express Entry Skilled Worker category if:

  • You are a Refugee claimant whose claim has been rejected, abandoned, or withdrawn must exit Canada prior to applying to the NL Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program. 
  • The applicant or any dependent family member over the age of 22 has a criminal record;
  • The applicant has unresolved custody or child support disputes;
  • The applicant has intentionally misrepresented themselves in the application; or
  • The employer has intentionally misrepresented themselves or the applicant in relation to their, or the applicant’s, role in business.

Skilled Worker

This category is for international workers and prospective immigrants who have skills that are beneficial to the labour market. Eligible applicants are required to have a guaranteed offer of employment from a local employer, or be currently working in the province on a valid work permit. Employers must also demonstrate a need for the applicant’s skill set.

You are NOT eligible for the Skilled Worker category if:

    • You have a Post-Graduate Work Permit, in which case you must apply under the International Graduate category.
    • You or any dependent family member over the age of 22 have a criminal record;
    • You have unresolved custody or child support disputes;
    • You have intentionally misrepresented yourself in the application;
    • The employer has intentionally misrepresented themselves or you in relation to their, or your, role in business; or
  • Refugee claimants whose claim has been rejected, abandoned, or withdrawn must exit Canada prior to applying to the NL Provincial Nominee Program. 

International Graduate

This category is for recent graduates who have a Post-Graduate Work Permit and a job or job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer. For information about other categories and immigration programs, please contact us directly.

You are NOT eligible for the International Graduate category if:

  • You have not yet completed your studies;
  • You are a student who has studied in Canada under sponsorship from an agency or government that expects you to return to your country of origin after graduation;
  • You or any dependent family member over the age of 22 have a criminal record;
  • You have unresolved custody or child support disputes;
  • You have intentionally misrepresented yourself in the application.
  • The employer has intentionally misrepresented themselves or you in relation to their, or your, role in business.

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