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Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP): The Ultimate Guide for 2024

Through NLPNP, skilled and experienced foreign nationals can receive immense opportunities to work and settle in one of the most nature-friendly provinces of Canada. Keep reading.

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Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the most popular PNP programs in Canada

This province consists of Labrador and the island of Newfoundland. Tourism makes up a large portion of the economy in this region. But, the country welcomes thousands of immigrants every year to tackle labour shortage and has a total population of 519,716.  Read along to know more about this program.

What is Newfoundland and Labrador PNP (NLPNP)?

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP is one of the provincial nominee programs. It allows the province to hire skilled workers based on the labour market demand of Newfoundland and Labrador. Individuals nominated by the NLPNP will receive additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System, resulting in an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence.

You can get permanent resident status via this program.

The NLPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

  • Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Entrepreneur Category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

What is the eligibility criteria for Newfoundland and Labrador PNP?

To apply for the Newfoundland and Labrador PNP program, you must fulfil certain eligibility criteria. 

The eligibility requirements vary depending on the different immigration programs:

Immigration programs

Who can apply?

Skilled Worker Program

  • Skilled workers with employment offer from an employer from Newfoundland and Labrador


  • Skilled workers who are currently under provincial employment in Newfoundland and Labrador with a valid work permit

Express Entry Skilled Worker Program

  • Skilled workers with employment offer from an employer from Newfoundland and Labrador
  • The job offer must be for a minimum of two years
  • The salary must meet the prevailing wage of the province

International Graduate Entrepreneur Program

  • International graduates who have studied from the Memorial University in Newfoundland


  • International graduates who have studied from the College of the North Atlantic
  • Have already purchased a local business in the province
  • Have run active business for a minimum of one year

International Graduate Program

  • Graduate students having a job and a valid post-graduate work permit
  • Graduate students having an employment offer from an employer from Newfoundland and Labrador

International Entrepreneur Program

  • Senior managers
  • Business owners who want to establish a business and live in Newfoundland and Labrador

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

  • International students
  • Skilled workers

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What are the documents needed for the Newfoundland Labrador PNP?

The documents needed for the Newfoundland Labrador PNP differ. It varies depending on the immigration program you are applying under.

There are some essential documents needed for the Newfoundland and Labrador PNP:

  • Valid passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Other identity proof
  • Language proficiency result
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Educational Credential Assessment
  • Dependent Children Information Certificate (in case you have a dependent child)
  • Marriage certificate (In case you have a spouse)
  • Medical test results
  • Proof of settlement funds
  • Employment offer
  • Settlement plan
  • Proof of past work experience
  • Proof of relationship (if you have family living in Canada)

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How to apply for Newfoundland and Labrador PNP?

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Cost to migrate to Canada through the Newfoundland and Labrador PNP program

The cost of migrating to Canada through the Newfoundland and Labrador PNP program is given in the table below.

Immigration Program

Application fees (in Canadian Dollars)

Skilled worker Category


$ 250

Express Entry Skilled Worker Category


$ 250

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category


$ 250

International Graduate Category


No fees

International Entrepreneur Category


$ 1000


You also have to pay other fees. These are:

  • Right of Permanent Residence Fee - $ 500 CAD
  • Dependent child – $225 CAD

What is the processing time for Newfoundland and Labrador PNP?

The processing time for the program is less than 6 months.

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