Newfoundland and Labrador are two provinces of Canada, which comprise these two islands situated in the northeast of the country. It is one the newest of Canada’s 10 provinces who joined the confederation in 1949. A large number of its residents live in the provincial capital, St. John’s, which is also one of the parts of northeast islands, enjoy the vigorous culture that is enhanced from its coastal environment. The province has newly involved in the economic force of the Canadian capital due to its boom in energy and natural resources.

So, the Canadian government has also articulated the nominee program in these two developing provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador. Through this program, prospective immigrants with relevant skills and experience can target the province to live and settle in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program provides an alternative and much quicker entry pathway into Canada. It allows Newfoundland and Labrador’s authorities to nominate suitable applicants who qualify under established criteria for Permanent Resident Status. 

The program is a better and quicker immigration option for qualified skilled workers, international graduates and their families who desire to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

There are different programs with their diverse criteria from which an applicant can choose into which category he belongs perfectly and through which program he/she should apply for permanent resident in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker

This category is restricted for skilled workers and those who have been accepted into the Citizenship and Immigration system of Canada’s Express Entry pool and who already have got a job in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Express Entry Skilled Worker class is a pathway for skilled workers to immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador. 

The requites are that the applicant should have been accepted into Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry pool; have a job offer in Newfoundland and Labrador; and, who have the objective to reside permanently in the province can only be nominated into this program.

Eligibility Requirements for Express entry skilled worker:

  • An applicant must be eligible into Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry pool. To confirm your registration in the Express Entry pool, it is mandatory to provide Express Entry Profile Number.
  • The applicant must have a high-skilled job from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer based on the National Occupational Code (NOC) classification system.
  • Skilled Worker Category

This category is for those persons who have a guaranteed or confirmed offer of employment from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer or are already operational in a job within the province on a valid Work Permit.

The NLPNP Skilled Worker is to nominate individuals who have specialized skills that are labeled as significant jobs or operations in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Eligibility Requirements for Skilled worker program; 

  • Candidate must have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, or a job that provides compensation in the form of a salary and benefits package 
  • An important Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Work Permit or is allowed to apply for one; 
  • Have the credentials, training, skills, and/or accreditation required for the job;
  • Candidate must demonstrate the intention and willing ability to get settled permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador with sufficient funds and financial resources to successfully establish themselves independently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • An applicant must fulfill the minimum requirement of English or French language to perform the employment duties.



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