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Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) provides pathways towards permanent residence for foreign nations who intend to live in the province. NLPNP targets skilled workers, international graduates and entrepreneurs

How Does Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) Work?

Candidates interested in the  Newfoundland and Labrador PNP must first qualify under one of the program’s immigration categories. Qualified candidates may then proceed and submit a complete application to NLPNP.

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP processes application for workers and international graduates on first come, first served basis. Entrepreneur categories are processed based on an Expression of Interest system. Only candidates with the highest points are invited to apply during periodic selection rounds.

If your provincial nominee application is approved, you will receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate.

With the Provincial Nomination Certificate, you will need to apply for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP Immigration Categories

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP offers five immigration categories.

The Skilled Worker Category accepts candidates with full-time a job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador. Your job offer must be for at least for two years with the possibility of extension. The category is open to all job skill levels (NOC 0, A, B, C or D). Read more.

The International Graduate Category is open to candidates who graduated from a publicly funded Canadian college or university; completed a two-year diploma or degree program or one-year post-graduate program; have a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit; and have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer for at least 2 years. Read more.

The Express Entry Skilled Worker Category for workers and Post-Graduation Work Permit holders who have a valid Express Entry Profile; have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer for at least 2 years; and score at last 67 points on the PNP point assessment grid. Read more.

The International Entrepreneur Category is open to candidates who wish to start a new business or buy an existing business in Newfoundland and Labrador. Candidates must be experienced business owners or senior business managers to qualify. Read more.

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category accepts candidates who have graduated from Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic with at least a two-year diploma or degree; and who have started or bought a local business and maintained day-to-day operations for at least one continuous year. Read more.

See also Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) as an alternative to Newfoundland and Labrador PNP streams.

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