Newfoundland and Labrador introducing a new immigration pathway

New Priority Skills Immigration Pathway to Canada

Published on : November 26, 2020

Key Highlights:

  • Highly Educated & Skilled Migrants
  • The Priority Skills Pathway
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Other High-Demand Occupations
  • About Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador introduce a new immigration pathway to Canada to attract highly skilled professionals.

The provincial government of Newfoundland & Labrador is looking for highly educated and skilled immigrants. 

A new immigration pathway was announced on November 18, and that it will look to retain professionals who are already in the province.

The Priority Skills Pathway

This pathway is open to professionals with work experience in specialized industries like technology. It is expected to be launched on 2nd January 2020.

It is to address the labour shortages within the province in specific high-growth industries. This comes in response to the growing demands of employers for skilled and experienced workers.

Priority Skills Newfoundland & Labrador under the NL Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) will focus on suitable candidates.

Eligibility Criteria for Priority Skills Pathway

This route is straightforward for Masters or Ph.D. candidates of Memorial University having graduated, within the last three years. 

Their degrees should, however, relate to:

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Ocean Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture

Other High-Demand Occupations

Additionally, the Newfoundland & Labrador government is seeking highly skilled professionals in the following occupations. 

High-Demand Occupations

Software Developer

Biomedical Engineer

UI/UX Developer

Electrical Engineer

AI Developer

Mechanical Engineer

Python Developer

NET Developer

Infrastructure Engineer

Security Specialist

Cloud Specialist

Bio Information


Computer Network Support



Prospective candidates are also required to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. They must take the IELTS or CELPIP test and score equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark level 5 or more. 

About Newfoundland & Labrador

It is the easternmost province of Canada with two separate landmasses. Newfoundland is an island that is connected to mainland Canada. 

The economy of Newfoundland & Labrador is growing due to the energy and resources boom. Prominent industries in the province include manufacturing, oil production, fishing, mining, healthcare and financial services.

St. John’s is the capital city of the province where most of the population dwells. It is the oldest city in North America and boasts of rich history. The architectural landscape here is unique and bears a distinct look from other urban centres in Canada.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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Key Highlights

  • Overview
  • Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Eligibility for the...