The NLPNP uses the federal Express Entry system to vet would-be immigrants. You could apply directly to the Newfoundland Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, after which you will be directed to complete the application by creating an online Express Entry profile if you get a nomination certificate or you could begin by creating an Express Entry profile and then submitting an application through the system, after which the province will accept or deny your application.
The Express Entry system awards points to prospective immigrants who are then picked from the pool every few weeks in a draw. This is called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The higher your points, the higher are your chances of getting picked. If you are nominated by Newfoundland, you will get an automatic 600 points, which guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence status.
Newfoundland Express Entry Skilled Worker
In addition to being in the federal Express Entry pool, potential applicants to the Newfoundland Express Entry Skilled Worker. Applicants must:
- Score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the PNP point assessment grid (see below;
- Have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer that has compensation in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets Provincial Government employment standards and prevailing wage rates, and does not contravene existing bargaining unit agreements or interfere with a labour dispute;
- Have an Canadian work permit or be entitled to apply for one;
- Have a Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma, or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to verify that their foreign education is equal to Canadian education standards.
- Be able to demonstrate the intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador and demonstrate with proof that they have sufficient settlement funds or financial resources to successfully establish themselves and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
- Be able to provide language test results from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in the Express Entry profile.
If work experience is in an occupation that is regulated in Newfoundland and Labrador and requires mandatory certification or licensing in the province (e.g., nurse, physician, engineer), proof of eligibility for provincial licensure or certification to be able to work in that profession must be submitted with the PNP application