New Foundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program

New Immigration Program for Skilled Workers in Newfoundland & Labrador

Published on : December 30, 2020


Key Highlights:

  • New Immigration Program
  • Priority Skills Newfoundland & Labrador
  • NLPNP Eligibility Criteria
  • Provincial Minister of Immigration
  • Working of the New Program
  • Other Requirements


The new Newfoundland and Labrador immigration program is for skilled workers with work experience in in-demand occupations and highly educated graduates of Memorial University. 

Applications for this program will be accepted from 2 January 2021.

Priority Skills Newfoundland & Labrador

This new immigration program will invite highly educated and highly skilled newcomers to immigrate to Canada. They should be having specialized experience in in-demand fields outpaced by local training and recruitment.

Technology and ocean sciences are some of the areas presently in-demand. More information will be provided on the NLPNP website when the stream opens up.

Eligibility Criteria: New NLPNP Program

The new Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) program addresses the present labour market shortage. At least one year of work experience is required in high demand occupations.

Postgraduate students who have completed a Masters or Doctorate at Memorial University in the last three years in any of the following four categories are also eligible.

  • Technology
  • Health Care
  • Aquaculture
  • Agriculture

Provincial Minister of Immigration

Gerry Bryne, the minister of immigration for Newfoundland & Labrador, had this to say in a press release. “Newfoundland and Labrador invest’ a great deal of time, effort, and money to attract newcomers to our shores.” 

“Once we attract newcomers, we invest even more into our own Memorial University for education and training. Driven by the leadership of the premier, our government is now investing to assist more highly-skilled, highly educated newcomers to stay, right here, and go on to have full careers and raise families throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”

The provincial government plans to admit 2,500 permanent residents each year by 2022.

Working of the New Program

The new Priority Skills Newfoundland & Labrador program will operate as an EOI (Expression of Interest) system. As per which candidates will receive an invitation to apply through the online portal of the provincial government.

Candidates will receive a provincial nomination when they fulfill all Express Entry Skilled Worker or NLPNP Skilled Worker categories. 

Other Requirements

A job offer is not required to apply for NLPNP. Candidates need to score highly on the EOI system & receive interest from provincial employers. 

However, applicants need to score at least five in a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) that is less than 12 months old. They should also be at least 21 years of age and willing to live permanently in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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