Through this category, workers can be nominated if they have specialized skills that have an impact on the operations of an employer in the province.


Minimum Requirements

Applicants may be eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, or a job/job offer with a salary and benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and that does not contravene any existing bargaining unit agreements or employment disputes;
  • Have a valid work permit or be eligible to apply for one;
  • Have the experience needed to perform the job, including accreditation if needed;
  • 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
  • Employers must be able to demonstrate a need for the applicant's particular skill set


When Not To Apply

Candidates should not apply if they:

  • Are a failed refugee claimant or a refugee claimant living in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Do not have a full‐time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer;
  • (Or any dependent family member over the age of 18, whether or not they are accompanying them) have a criminal record;
  • Have unresolved custody, marriage or child support disputes. These issues must be resolved before starting the immigration process; or
  • Have intentionally misrepresented themselves in the application.

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