the CanadaVisa Team - 10 July, 2015
The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador has stated that it will announce the criteria for its new NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category during January, 2015, and will be accepting applications thereafter.
The NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category will enable the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) to nominate candidates through the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Like the existing NL Skilled Worker category, the NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category will be for skilled workers with jobs or job offers.
Prospective immigrants who have been accepted into the federal Express Entry pool will be able to apply to the NL Express Entry Skilled Worker category.Individuals nominated by the NLPNP will receive additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System, resulting in an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Potential candidates must qualify to enter the Express Entry pool by being eligible for at least one of the federal economic immigration programs:Federal Skilled Worker,Federal Skilled Trades, or Canadian Experience Class. The new system will help skilled foreign workers become permanent residents more quickly due to faster processing times and will provide employers with a new avenue for recruiting foreign workers.