MIGRATE TO CANADA VIA THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR PNP PROGRAM

Learn how to immigrate to Canada via Newfoundland and Labrador PNP program.

The NLPNP (Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program) is used by the province to nominate immigration applicants who succeed in meeting the established criteria for a Canada PR status. The NLPNP offers:

  • Assistance from provincial immigration program development officers; They explain the program requirements, and guide you through the entire application process.
  • An efficient immigration process for international graduates, qualified skilled workers, and their families desirous to permanently settle in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This province may issue nominations to up to 1,050 individuals per year via the NLPNP. The following categories of the program are involved in the process:

  • Skilled Worker
  • Express Entry-Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate

How to apply for Newfoundland and Labrador PNP?

The first thing you have to decide is which of the aforementioned categories you are required to apply under. Then you have to download the required provincial and federal forms for your category and fill it out completely. Following this, gather and scan the supporting documents required (viz. Diplomas, Birth Certificates, Passports, etc.).

After that, you must upload all documents and forms to the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

To your knowledge, we share an overview of the categories involved.

Skilled Worker – This is the category for those who have a guaranteed job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador, or are already employed in the province on a work permit deemed valid.

Express Entry Skilled Worker – This is the category for skilled individuals who have been accepted into the Canada Express Entry pool and who have a job offer in the province.

International Graduate – This is the category for those who graduated recently and have got a PGWP (Post-Graduate Work Permit) and a job/job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Note: Applications with “partially completed” or “not submitted” status will meet closure and will no longer be available after 90 days of the date the application was initiated.

Minimum language requirements to apply under NLPNP

It’s necessary for semi-skilled and low-skilled workers to submit their test results to demonstrate their proficiency in the English/French language.

The minimum requirement for language proficiency prescribed for lower-skilled workers is applicable to applicants under NLPNP. Their assessed occupation will be in Canada NOC skill level C or D. These individuals are engaged in occupations in trades, manufacturing, clerical, sales, and services sectors.

  • Level C jobs usually need only a secondary school and/or training specific to the occupation.
  • Level D jobs usually ask for only on-the-job training to qualify.

The acceptable language tests for NLPNP include

Test name

Points required

IELTS (General)

Reading: 3.5 | Listening: 4.5 | Speaking: 4 | Writing: 4

CELPIP

Reading: 4 | Listening: 4 | Speaking: 4 | Writing: 4

Test d’Évaluation de FrançaisOpens in new window

la compréhension de l’écrit : 121 | la compréhension de l’oral : 145 | l’expression orale : 181 | l’expression écrite : 181

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Applying under the Skilled Worker category of NLPNP

Here are the steps involved in the application process:

Screening of the application

A completely filled-out application reaches the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism. For assessment, the application is then assigned to an Immigration Development Officer.

Due diligence

The review of the application takes place with an Immigration Development Officer. The Officer may then recommend the candidate to a delegated authority (Director and/or Manager).

Assessment of application and final decision

The delegated authority will review the assessment. This authority will make a final decision on the file created for the applicant. The applicant will receive a notification of whether his/her application has been approved or denied.

Applying under the Express Entry Skilled Worker category of NLPNP

You will be using an online application process. You will have access to regular updates on the dashboard. You can track the movement of your application through the stages of the assessment process.

Applying under the International Graduate category of NLPNP

Here are the steps involved in the application process:

Screening of the application

A completely filled-out application reaches the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism. For assessment, the application is then assigned to an Immigration Development Officer.

Due diligence

The review of the application takes place with an Immigration Development Officer. The Officer may then recommend the candidate to a delegated authority (Director and/or Manager).

Assessment of application and final decision

The delegated authority will review the assessment. This authority will make a final decision on the file created for the applicant. The applicant will receive a notification within 25 days, of whether his/her application has been approved or denied.

FAQ
What jobs are in demand in Newfoundland and Labrador?

The following job categories are in demand in Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Hospitality
Is it easy to get permanent residence in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Processing times for Newfoundland and Labrador PNP are much quicker when under Express Entry in comparison with the traditional method that’s based on paper. In that case, most applications for permanent residence are processed in under 6 months.

What's the minimum CRS score for the Newfoundland PNP program?

Candidates have to get a minimum score of 67 points on the Express Entry Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid of Newfoundland and Labrador. They are required to meet the requirement of settlement funds as determined by IRCC.

What are the in-demand professions in Newfoundland and Labrador?

The following are among the most in-demand professions in Newfoundland and Labrador:

Profession

NOC code

Electrical Engineer

2133

Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developers

2174

Information Systems Analysts & Consultants

2171

Nurses

3012

Family physicians

3112

How good a place the Newfoundland and Labrador is to live in Canada?

Newfoundland & Labrador is recommended for settlement for the following reasons:

  • Lowest crime rates in Canada and North America
  • The presence of fresh water and clean air
  • One of the safest places in the country to live
  • A well-balanced, comfortable population density

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