Newfoundland & Labrador is opening a new immigration program. It’s meant for highly educated graduates of Memorial University and skilled experienced workers.
Applications for the new immigration program will be accepted from January 2, 2021. The new program is named Priority Skills Newfoundland & Labrador. It seeks to invite highly skilled foreign candidates with specialized experience and skills in many in-demand jobs. These are jobs in areas where demand has overtaken training and recruitment in local circles, leading to a dearth of qualified manpower. E.g.,jobs in technology and ocean science.
The fresh candidates invited via this new program to work in Canada will have a minimum of 1-year experience in high-demand, highly-skilled occupations. It will also accept post-graduates with a Doctorate or Master’s degree earned within 3 years at Memorial University.
The new Canada immigration program will operate as an EOI system. The process involved in this program will be as following:
- Interested candidates will complete an EOI.
- They could then get an invitation to apply via Newfoundland & Labrador’s online portal.
- Upon meeting the criteria for Skilled Worker or EE Skilled Worker categories, they will get a provincial nomination.
- With this nomination, the candidates can get a lead in the application for Canada PR in a federal government’s immigration draw.
The applicants under this program must fill out a questionnaire. That will be assessed and those who get more than 60 points will be spotted by the employers in the province. They will notice because they have accounts with the Newfoundland & Labrador’s Office of Immigration & Multiculturalism.
A job offer is not necessary for the applicant to apply under the new immigration program. Nevertheless, the candidate will need a minimum CLB score of 5 to be eligible to apply. The language test results that have been obtained within 12 months of application will be considered valid. Moreover, the candidate must be at least 21 years of age and must have an intention to live permanently in Newfoundland & Labrador.
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EOI – Expression of Interest
EE – Express Entry
PR – Permanent Residence