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July 19, 2019

The Express Entry Skilled Worker stream of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLNP) is open to skilled workers who wish to settle in Newfoundland and Labrador, provided they meet certain eligibility requirements and hold a guaranteed, full-time job offer.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) can provide an alternate and faster entry into Canada. The NLPNP has three Immigration Categories which include the Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker; Skilled Worker Category; International Graduate Category; and Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

This section will focus more on the Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker stream and the Skilled Worker Category.

Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker

This stream is for skilled workers who have been accepted into Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have a job offer in the province.

The Express Entry Skilled Worker stream is a pathway to immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador by which skilled workers who have been nominated into Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry pool; who already have a job offer in the Newfoundland and Labrador province; and, who are ready to live permanently in this province can be nominated.

IRCC is showing commitment to processing 80 percent of all Express Entry applicants within six months of receiving the application.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must first be accepted into IRCC Express Entry pool. To check registration in the Express Entry pool, applicants will be asked to provide their Express Entry Profile Number (E plus nine digits).
  • Applicants must have a high-skilled job or job from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer based on the National Occupational Code (NOC) classification system.

Skilled Worker Category

This category is for people who have a guaranteed job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer or are already working in NL on a valid Work Permit.

The NLPNP Skilled Worker category exists to select people who have specialized skills that are considered as having a vital impact on the operations of an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a full-time job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador or a job offer that has compensation in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets prevailing provincial employment standards and wage rates.
  • Have an IRCC Work Permit or is eligible to apply for one; Work permits that are submitted with the PNP application should have a duration of six months remaining before the expiry date.
  • Applicants must have the qualifications, skills, training, and/or accreditation required for the job;
    should demonstrate the intention and ability to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Have an employment or job offer that does not conform to existing bargaining unit agreements or any employment disputes;
  • Must show that you have sufficient financial resources or funds to successfully establish yourself and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Your future employer can show a need for your skill set; and
  • Can demonstrate a good level of English or French language abilities to perform the employment duties.
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