This category targets international students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada.
Recent graduates must have a job or job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, and must apply to this category while they still have at least six months' validity on their Post-Graduation Work Permit.
In order to be eligible under this category, applicants must:
- Have completed at least half of their studies in Canada, and graduated from an eligible publicly funded Canadian college or university;
- Have completed at least a two-year diploma or degree program, while studying on a full-time basis. One-year post-graduate degree programs and certificate programs are also eligible if they required a previous degree or diploma (regardless of whether or not the previous degree or diploma was attained in Canada);
- Have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer in their field of study or a related field of study;
- Be working in Newfoundland and Labrador in their field of study at the time of application;
- Have legal status to work in Canada — the applicant must hold a Post-Graduate Work Permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC);
- Have the necessary qualifications, training, skills, and accreditation to perform the intended job in Canada;
- Demonstrate the intention and ability to settle in the province;
- Demonstrate sufficient funds to settle in the province;
- Provide proof of English or French proficiency. English language proficiency must be verified by one of the following:
- An Affidavit of English Language Ability from the Newfoundland and Labrador employer who has offered the worker a job, or
- Education and/or training documents, or
- Workers in NOC level C and D occupations must meet minimum language requirements; and
- If you completed your studies at a recognized post-secondary institute outside of Newfoundland and Labrador, you may be required to work in a job that is in your field of study for a minimum of one year prior to submission of your PNP application.
When Not To Apply
The following individuals are not eligible for this category:
- Students who have not yet completed their studies;
- Failed refugee claimants or refugee claimants living in Newfoundland and Labrador;
- Students who have studied in Canada under sponsorship from an agency or government that expects the individual to return to his/her country of origin once he/she has graduated;
- Parents, spouses, common‐law, or conjugal partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. These individuals are encouraged to apply under the federal Family Class which exists for this purpose.
- Individuals who have a serious medical condition, or who have a dependent family member who has a serious medical condition, whether or not the family member is accompanying the individual;
- Individuals who have a criminal record, or who have a dependent family member who has a criminal record, whether or not the family member is accompanying the individual;
- Individuals who have unresolved custody, marriage or child support disputes. These issues must be resolved before starting the immigration process; or
- Individuals who have intentionally misrepresented themselves in the application.