Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s eastern most province. It comprises of the island of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is located on the mainland to the northwest. Its capital is St. John’s where majority of the province’s residents live and a great place to settle and start a family.
Interested applicants can immigrate under one of the following NLPNP categories:
- Express Entry Skilled Worker
- Skilled Worker
- International Graduate
- International Entrepreneur
- International Graduate Entrepreneur
Express Entry Skilled Worker
For candidates who are in the Express Entry pool of candidates with a job offer in Newfoundland, this is a great option to receive an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This all but ensures the applicant will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.
In order to be in that pool however, the applicant must be eligible under one the following federal economic immigration programs:
The job offer must be a NOC 0, A, or B to qualify, applicant must also have:
- A valid work permit or able to apply for one
- A degree or diploma
- The required work experience
- Scored at least 67 points out of 100 on the PNP point assessment grid
- Proof of sufficient settlement funds
Skilled Worker Category
This category is not tied with the federal Express Entry system. The applicant must however have guaranteed offer of employment in Newfoundland or be working in Newfoundland already on a valid work permit in order to be eligible under this category.
Applicant must have the required qualifications and skill set for their job, demonstrate their intention and ability to settle in the province, obtain the minimum language proficiency score, and provide proof of enough settlement funds.
If you are a recent graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution, you may be eligible apply under this category. This stream is also not aligned with the Federal Express Entry system and as such applicants do not obtain 600 CRS points if they receive nomination.
Applicant must also have a job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador that is related to their field of study or have a post-graduation work permit and a job in the province.
Applicant must also meet minimum language requirements, intend to settle permanent in Newfoundland and Labrador, and have sufficient settlement funds.
The International Entrepreneur category of the NLPNP for experienced business owners or senior business managers looking to establish or purchase an existing business in Newfoundland and Labrador. Those who are accepted will receive a temporary work permit so they can come to the province and operate their business.
Before interested applicants can apply, they are required to have at least two years of experience actively managing and owning a business. This category is restricted to those between the ages of 21 and 59. Applicant must also have $600,000 CAD in unencumbered net business and personal assets and be able to invest a minimum of $200,000 CAD of their own funds to establish their business with ownership of at least 33.33% or $1 million in equity investment.
A business plan is also required with supporting financial documents verified by a third-part professional and have the ability to create at least one full-time job for a permanent resident and/or Canadian citizen in the province.
International Graduate Entrepreneur
This category is intended for graduates of Memorial University in Newfoundland or College of the North Atlantic who have already started or bought a local business and maintained day-to-day operations for at least one continuous year.
Applicant must have completed a program that was at least two years, obtain CLB 7 in their language proficiency test, and have a valid post-graduation work permit. No minimum investment is required under this category.