Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) is an immigration program that allows prospective immigrants with in-demand skills and experience to become part of the growing workforce in the eastern province of Newfoundland. The program has several immigration streams that cater to the needs of skilled workers, graduates, entrepreneurs, and international students.
Express Entry Skilled Worker
The Express Entry Skilled Worker stream of NLPNP is designed for skilled workers of NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B occupations with a guaranteed employment offer who are in the federal Express Entry pool. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Express Entry system and must have a job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer.
The Skilled Worker stream of NLNP welcomes experienced workers of all NOC Skill Levels with a guaranteed job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer to apply for provincial nomination. The applicant must have a specialized skill set that meets the needs of the employer from which they receive a full-time job offer.
The International Graduate stream of NLPNP is for graduates from eligible post-secondary institutions who choose to remain in Canada on a Post-Graduate Work Permit. Applicants must have received a job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer that relates to their field of study or be currently employed.
International Entrepreneur Category
The International Entrepreneur Category is designed for foreign nationals with experience owning and managing businesses who wish to invest in purchasing and managing a business in Newfoundland and Labrador. Applicants must have business management experience and a significant personal net worth.
International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category is designed for foreign nationals who have graduated from a post-secondary program of at least two years in Newfoundland and Labrador and who have at least one year of experience owning and managing a business in the province.
Each stream has specific eligibility requirements that applicants must meet to be considered for the program. These requirements include, but are not limited to, education, work experience, language proficiency, age, and adaptability to the Canadian labor market.
To apply for NLPNP, applicants must have a valid job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer that meets the program’s requirements. Applicants must also demonstrate their intention to live and work in the province by providing a settlement plan and fulfilling the program’s other requirements.
Applicants must first apply to the NLPNP and submit their documents and application fees. Once their application is approved, they will receive a provincial nomination, which they can use to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Newfoundland and Labrador Points Assessment Grid In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements set forth by the NLPNP Express Entry Skilled Worker Program, applicants will need to achieve a minimum pass score of 67 points on the Point Assessment Grid. The grid assesses the applicant’s education, language proficiency, age, work experience, and connection to the Canadian labor market and adaptability.