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Newfoundland and Labrador Nominee Program

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program, is an initiative by the federal government of Newfoundland and Labrador, supported by the government of Canada, to select immigrants who fit the labour gaps of their province. If you have a skill that matches the jobs they have available or the labour-market of Newfoundland and Labrador, you have a chance to be nominated by this program and become a permanent resident of Canada. Not just you alone, even your common-law partner, spouse, children, family members, and other dependants can reap the same privilege. 

If you are working in Canada or if you have past work experience in Canada as a foreign worker, if you did work in Canada or the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program as a temporary resident and are now planning a Canadian immigration if you studied in Canada and now wish to live in Canada or apply for permanent residence, if you are moving to Canada and wish for a permanent residency in Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador, we may have something to help you. 

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program, a program supported by not only the Canadian Government but also the government of the Newfoundland and Labrador Province itself. Your occupational experience, language test and IELTS test scores, qualifications, diploma, work experience as a temporary foreign worker, Canadian work permit, sponsorship, language proficiency etc. can play a major role in you immigrating to Canada and becoming a permanent resident of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador using the NLPNP program. Read on to find out about their immigration policies, and if the NLPNP can help you emigrate to Canada and to settle there. 

Can you apply for NLPNP?

The NLPNP has 5 streams under it. To apply for citizenship and immigration to Canada and permanent residence in Newfoundland and Labrador using these streams, you must qualify for at least one of them. This may be your chance to fulfil your dream of living in Canada and gaining Canadian citizenship. There are streams specifically designed for international students and foreign workers. The streams and their qualification criteria are discussed below.

Express Entry Skilled Worker Category

You must fulfill the following requirements to migrate to Canada and be eligible for permanent residence in Canada and citizenship. 

  • You must have an active profile in the federal Express Entry Program and gained acceptance in the Express Entry pool.
  • You must have a high-skilled job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer for two years minimum with the scope of extension.
  • Your salary and benefits must be according to provincial standards and available wage rates.
  • Your point assessment grid needs to have a score of 67 out of 100 points.
  • You require a work permit of  IRCC with the remaining time of at least 4 months at the time of application.
  • You should have gained your post-secondary diploma or degree from Canada.
  • Intention, as well as ability, are required to permanently stay in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • You also need sufficient financial resources to settle in Canada.
  • Your language test results are necessary to complete your Express Entry profile and prove your language proficiency. The test score must be according to the Canadian Language Benchmark standards. 

Skilled Worker Category

This stream is valid for you, if you already have a job offer from an eligible employer in Newfoundland and Labrador and if you are already working in Canada with a valid Work Visa. Here are some criteria that are necessary for you to be eligible for Canadian permanent residency.

  • You must have a permanent occupation offer from an employer in the province.
  • You must also be having a Citizenship of Canada and Immigration Work Permit of Canada.
  • You must have the training and the skills, along with the educational qualification required for fulfilling the duties of the job. 
  • Intention and ability are required to move to Canada and stay permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Sufficient financial resources and their proof is also required to settle and establish yourself successfully in  Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • You must have English or French language skills as they are Canadian languages.  

At the time of application to the International Graduate category, you can be working in an occupation that is not related to your education program, the condition being that they qualified from either College of the North Atlantic or the Memorial University. To graduate in this instance, you will need the following.

  • You require a  post-secondary degree or diploma.
  • You require an occupation offer that correlates to NOC skill level 0, A, B or C. 
  • Your present job must be expected to lead your career. 
  • You must have skills and experience according to the NOC phenomenon, in the working field.
  • You must have a full-time or part-time job offer.
  • Your job position must be accomplishing the need of the labour market in Newfoundland & Labrador.

International Graduate Category

Newfoundland and Labrador Nominee Program
If you wish to immigrate to province of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as citizenship of Canada, we might have just the program for you.

This stream is for you if you wish to immigrate to Canada and if you have completed your Graduation and have a PGWP or a job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador. To qualify for this category and gain Canadian permanent residence, you need to fulfill the following norms. 

  • You must have a PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit) with a remaining valid time of 4 months. 
  • You need an occupation offer from an employer from Newfoundland and Labrador in NOC 0, A or B  with an extension possibility.
  • If you have completed your studies from outside the province of Newfoundland and Labrador then you require an occupation offer related to the field of your education because out-of-province graduates are required to work for at least one year in this province before applying.

At the time of application to the International Graduate category, you can be working in an occupation that is not related to your education program, the condition being that they qualified from either College of the North Atlantic or the Memorial University. To graduate in this instance, you will need the following.

  • You require a post-secondary degree or diploma.
  • In which field you are working, you will be required to have experience and training in the past 5 years.
  • Age should be between  21 to 59-years-old.
  • You must be willing to stay with permanent resident status in Newfoundland & Labrador.
  • You must be having sufficient financial resources for settling in Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Knowledge of languages like  English or French makes you able to do your job efficiently.
  • Language test is a must for NOC C.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
If you wish to immigrate to province of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as citizenship of Canada, we might have just the program for you.

This stream is suitable for you if you completed your Graduation from  Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic and already indulge in local business. Qualification requirements for this stream of the immigrant nominee program are given below. 

  • The minimum age limit is 21 years.
  • You must have a  business plan with complete financial documents to support your business.
  • You must complete your degree or diploma for two academic years.
  • If you have gained your diploma or degree from the  Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic, it should be completed in the two years before you apply for this stream. 
  • You should have a Post-Graduate Work Permit.
  • You should be actively managing a business that is beneficial to the province economically and you want to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador. 
  • You must have at least one year of work experience in managing your current business with 33.3 percent minimum ownership.
  • You have to show that your business is making profits through sales and services.
  • You must provide one full-time job for Canadian citizens.
  • You need a minimum score of  7 in a language test according to Canadian Language Benchmark standards in listening, reading, writing and understanding English or French.  

International Entrepreneur Category

This category is focusing on business immigration and on business owners or senior business managers who are having the full experience of their work and want to settle as permanent residents in Newfoundland and Labrador and gain Canadian residency. If you are migrating to Canada through this stream, you must fulfill the following requirements. 

  • Your age should be between the age of 21 to 59 years.
  • You must be having a  business plan with sufficient financial documents.
  • You must have a diploma from a Canadian high school. 
  • You must be actively managing a business that is providing benefits to the province economically and you must want to settle in Newfoundland and  Labrador permanently.
  • You must be managing your current business in Newfoundland & Labrador with minimum ownership of 33.3 percent.
  • You must provide a minimum of one full-time position or employment to a citizen of the nation.
  • It’s mandatory to prove that your business is making profits through sales and services.
  • You must be actively managing your own business with experience in the last five years or more or must have held a management role in the last 10 years.
  • You also need a score of 5 for speaking, listening, reading and writing in a language test according to CLB standards in English or French. Acceptable testing organizations are CELPIP or IELTS or TEF.

Apart from Newfoundland and Labrador, the other provinces such as British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, New Brunswick, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, and Ontario, all have their own provincial nominee programs. If Newfoundland and Labrador isn’t the province for you, you can check the eligibility criteria of the streams of programs of all these provinces. The province of Quebec has a different program to nominate applicants for Canadian citizenship and a resident visa or Canadian permanent residence.  

Choose wisely. Quickly check if you are qualifying for the application process according to the standards set by the Canadian Immigration Law since the applications are few and opportunities are many!

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