Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) FAQ
The NLPNP is Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.
2. Does Newfoundland and Labrador have an immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system?
Yes, Newfoundland and Labrador has an immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, also referred to as an enhanced Express Entry stream. This stream is called the Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker stream. By receiving an enhanced provincial nomination from one of these streams, candidates receive an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, resulting in an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence being issued at a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
3. How can I begin the process of applying to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program?
Candidates interested in living and working permanently in Newfoundland should first review the different NLPNP streams to determine if they are eligible:
Through this category, applicants with guaranteed job offers, resulting from specialized skills that Newfoundland & Labrador employers seek, can be nominated. Individuals who are currently working in the province on a valid work permit may also be eligible.
To learn more about the NLPNP Skilled Worker Category, click here
The program accepts applicants who have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer. Applicants must have the qualifications, experience, training, and skills needed for their occupation. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate their intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador. All applicants must also speak sufficient English or French, meeting the minimum language requirements.
This category targets international students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Applicants must apply to this category within two years of their graduation date.
To learn more about the NLPNP International Graduate Category, click here.
Candidates who qualify under this category are recent graduates from an eligible publicly funded Canadian post-secondary institution who remain in Canada on a Post-Graduate Work Permit with a full-time job/job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer. Applicants must have the necessary qualifications, training, skills, and accreditation to perform the intended job. Furthermore, potential candidates must demonstrate their intention and ability to settle in the province. All applicants must also speak sufficient English or French, meeting the minimum language requirements.