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Newfoundland and Labrador’s
Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
The island of Newfoundland, youngest of all the Provinces, is situated in the easternmost region of Canada, while Labrador is located on the mainland to the northwest. The province is physically divided into two major units of unequal areas, the much larger mainland territory of Labrador to the north; and the smaller island of Newfoundland to the south. The provincial capital of St. John’s has a large number of residents, which can be calculated for 58% of the total population of the Provinces. It enjoys multiculturalism with modern amenities in its coastal ambience.
The economy of Newfoundland and Labrador is heavily dependent on natural resources. For centuries the most important economic activity was cod fishing. After an abrupt increase in the province’s energy sector, it has become a remarkable economic force in the Canadian economy.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP), which is the province’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), permits nomination to trained and skilled applicants who meet the nomination criteria, for Permanent Resident (PR) status. The NLPNP offers nomination in the following categories:
- Express Entry Skilled Worker
- Skilled Worker
- International Graduate
This program is well-planned and structured process, which is associated with Provincial Immigration’s Program Development Officers who articulates the requirement needed by the applicants and also enlightens their path of the application process. This helps enthusiastic and excellent workers and international graduates who are looking forward to dwell permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador with their families. The province may nominate up to 1,050 individuals annually through NLPNP.
Let us give you more information about these categories:
Express Entry Skilled Worker
This categorization permits the provincial government to select the experienced workers with an appointment letter for permanent dwelling through the Federal Government’s Express Entry program. Fortunate aspirants who have been nominated for the federal Express Entry pool are considered eligible to apply to the NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category.
Kindly jot down that, to be nominated for the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants are required to accept into an IRCC’s Express Entry pool.
- Applicants will be required to provide their Express Entry Profile Number to prove their registration in the Express Entry pool.
- They will also need to obtain a 4-digit job seeker validation code from IRCC.
- Applicants are required to have a high-skilled job or job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador. The job must be in NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B occupation list in the National Occupational Code (NOC) classification system.
- The job or job offer should be for a minimum of 2 years from an eligible employer in Newfoundland and Labrador with the possibility of extension.
- Remuneration should be in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets the provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates.
- Contractual or short-term positions usually less than 12 months in duration with little or no possibility of extension are not eligible.
- Individuals who do not meet all the criteria given above are not eligible for the Express Entry Skilled Worker category under NLPNP. However, they may be eligible to apply under the NLPNP Skilled Worker category or the NLPNP International Graduate category.
In addition, Express Entry Skilled Worker applicants must:
- Score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the PNP point assessment grid
- Have an IRCC Work Permit with at least 4 months remaining at the time of application, 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 IRCC to verify that their foreign education is equal to Canadian education standards. The ECA submitted with the application must match the education level declared in the Express Entry profile and the points claimed in the point grid
- Demonstrate the intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Have sufficient settlement funds or financial resources to successfully establish themselves and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Provide language test results from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in the Express Entry profile
- Refugee claimants with a pending application to remain in Canada are eligible to apply to the NL Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program, provided that they have Canadian work experience obtained legally in order to qualify
If the candidate has work experience in a field that is most in demand in Newfoundland and Labrador, then he is requested to submit a certificate of eligibility to the Provincial authorities along with the PNP application
This category is made for potential workers who have the skills which is beneficial to the local labor market. Applicants must have with them an authorized employment offer letter from a local employer or should be working in the province on a valid work permit.
- A full-time job or job offer. The job or job offer should be for a minimum of 2 years with the possibility of extension, from an eligible employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Remuneration is required to be in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates. Contractual or short-term positions that usually have less than 12 months in duration with little or no possibility of extension are not eligible for NLPNP.
- Training, qualifications, skills, and accreditation required for the job
- Aged between 21-59 years
- An IRCC Work Permit with minimum 4 months remaining at the time of application, or entitled to apply for one
- Intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador province
- Adequate financial resources and settlement funds to successfully establish self and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Language capability in English or French language to perform job duties. Occupations classified in NOC Code C or D will be required to meet the minimum language requirements
- Refugee claimants with a pending application to remain in Canada are eligible to apply provided that they have Canadian work experience obtained legally in order to qualify
- If an applicant has an ownership stake in a business in which they are employed, then the applicant’s share of ownership must not exceed 10%.
This channel is created for recent graduates who have a Postgraduate Work Permit (PGWP) and a job or job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Completed the minimum of half of their studies in Canada
- Having completed graduation from an eligible publicly-funded Canadian university or college. Proof of graduation will need to be sent with the application
- Completed a minimum of a 2-year diploma or degree program while studying full-time. 1-year post-graduate degree programs and certificate programs which require a previous diploma or degree (may have been obtained outside Canada) are also eligible
- A full-time job offer or job. The job offer or job must be for a minimum of 2 years with the possibility of extension, from an eligible employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Remuneration should be in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets the provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates. Contractual or short-term positions usually less than 12 months in duration with little or no possibility of the extension are not eligible.
- Aged between 21-59 years
- Training, qualifications, skills and accreditation required for the job
- An IRCC Postgraduate Work Permit. Work permits submitted with the PNP application must have a minimum of 6 months duration remaining prior to the expiry date.
- Intention and ability to settle permanently in the Newfoundland and Labrador province
- Adequate settlement funds and financial resources to successfully establish self and any dependents in the province
- Adequate language skills in English or French to perform job duties. If nominated in an occupation classified in NOC C or D, the applicant will have to meet the minimum language requirements. NOC D positions aren’t usually considered under the International Graduate category.
- If studies completed at a recognized post-secondary institute outside Newfoundland and Labrador, the job offer or job must be related to the field of study. The applicant may also be required to work for a minimum of a year prior to submission of PNP application
- If an applicant has an ownership stake in a business in which they are employed, their share of ownership cannot be more than 10%.
This PNP program is the fastest way to migrate permanently to Newfoundland and Labrador. Come and speak to a Truvisory immigration expert today. Our immigration experts possess to have years of experience with Canada immigrations who have flawless to answer all your queries with respect to Canada immigrations.