Newfoundland and Labrador form one of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces, located in the easternmost part of the country.
St. John’s is the capital city of the province and almost 40 percent of the province’s population resides in this city. The economy of the province has evolved due to the growth in its energy and natural resources. The province is well-known for its friendly and diverse culture.
Through the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP), the province welcomes newcomers to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The NLPNP targets potential immigrants with relevant skills and experience in-demand in the province. Successful applicants obtain a Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nomination, and then they can apply for permanent resident status with the Canadian government.
The NLPNP has multiple categories to invite applications for permanent residence in the province. MakeHomeCanada has briefed all these categories below so that you can get certain if the NLPNP is the pathway for you to immigrate to Canada.
Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker Category
Applicants under this stream include skilled workers who are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool, have a job offer from an NL employer, and have the intent to settle permanently in the province. Successful applicants may be nominated by the NLPNP and will receive additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Thus, there will be higher chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply and obtaining Canadian permanent residency.
To qualify for this category, a candidate must:
- Be eligible to enter the Express Entry pool and obtain a valid Express Entry key code;
- Have a full-time job offer from an NL employer in the NOC 0, A, or B occupations;
- The job must not violate the existing bargaining unit agreements or intervene with a labour dispute;
- Have a valid work permit or be permitted to apply for one;
- Have a Canadian post-secondary diploma or degree, or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report by IRCC;
- The ECA report verifies that the foreign educational credentials meet the Canadian education standards.
- Have relevant work experience based on the job offer:
- Have at least one year of paid work experience, which is equivalent to 1,560 hours in total or 30 hours a week, within the last ten years; and
- Have at least one year of paid experience within the last ten years in a skilled profession (non-trades); or
- Have at least two years of paid experience in a skilled trade within the last five years.
- Show proof of eligibility for provincial certification, if applicable;
- Show the intent to live and work in Newfoundland and Labrador;
- Show language ability by providing language results that meet the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark;
- Score at least 67 points out of 100 on the PNP point assessment grid; and
- Show sufficient financial resources to support himself and accompanying family.