Newfoundland and Labrador PNP

Canada’s Provinces have taken upon themselves to help infuse the country with talent that can do wonders. Originally started as a program to fast track the immigration process of skilled workers, the provincial nominee programs are augmenting and improving with each passing minute.

Being nominated by a province can turn out to be a game changer for a nominee. Certain provinces are in search of skilled workers for a particular occupation. By nominating a candidate from the Express Entry pools of candidates, provinces invite them to come and work and contribute towards the improvement of that particular province.

Newfoundland and Labrador are the easternmost provinces of Canada. This makes this place a hub for shipments and transportation. This multicultural province is inhabited by a huge amount of residents and provides many career opportunities. This province also contributes a lot towards the energy and natural resource sector.

To be nominated by such a province is rare and a dream comes true for many. Candidates who are eligible under this program are immigrated under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP.) You can migrate as a: –

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate

Enrollment into the Express Entry Program without any job confirmation can leave you with low chances of getting an approval. People enroll in job bank that can link them with a plausible employer. If this employer nominates them from a province, then the chances of getting an approval augment considerably. You will also receive the aid by officers of this province to fast track your immigration process.

This province with its capital at St. John’s can provide a candidate with additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) as well. Let us dive deeper into the streams that fall under the aegis of Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program.

Express Entry Skilled Worker

Express Entry was initiated by the CIC in 2015 and has proved to be an immense success. It agglomerates all the programs of skilled workers that people had to apply to previously. Following are the programs that Express Entry Canada subsumes: –

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

The points based system that ranks candidates against each other on the basis of different parameters has been doing wonders since its inception.

This provincial nominee program is a path that applicants in the pools of candidates do want to take. With the commitment by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process 80% of the application under 6 months of receiving them, the time taken after receiving a nomination is further reduced.

Following are the paraments on the basis of which you can gain a nomination from Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial nominee program under the Express entry skilled worker stream: –

  • You should be accepted in the Express Entry Pools of Candidates
  • Your age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Requirement of your occupation in the Province
  • High Skilled Job or a Job offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    The employer on the other hand must show that the job position cannot be filled by anyone else in that province or in Canada.

The job should be full time with the appropriate wage rate fixed by the province. The skill should be under the specified skillset Proof of sufficient funds for supporting self for the first few years in the province. This is required so that you do not start depending on the social welfare programs as soon as you immigrate.

You will have to receive a minimum of 67 points out of a 100 points in Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada in order to be eligible for NLPNP Express Entry Skilled Worker Program.

Skilled Worker

People who have not applied under the Express entry programs but still possess a high level skill that can be beneficial to the province are nominated through this stream. Following are the parameters on the basis of which you receive your nomination: –

  • Full time job offer from employer based in Newfoundland and Labrador province.
  • High level skill and work experience
  • Language Proficiency
  • Work permit from the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada.
  • Educational qualification that are in line with occupation

You must demonstrate the ability support self financially for the first few years after immigrating. The employer must demonstrate the genuine requirement of you skills in their organisation and that no one in Canada, with skillsets required for the job, is ready to fill in the position. You must apply within 6 months of receiving your nomination else the nomination will be revoked.

International Graduate

Post Graduate students who have received their degree from a Canadian institution can apply under this stream. These students have already been accustomed to the Canadian way of life. They are far more qualified than any other person to immigrate to Canada. Following are the requirements to gain a nomination under this stream: –

  • Full time Job offer from an employer based in this province
  • Graduate from a Canadian institution
  • Post graduate degree
  • Work Experience in the occupation
  • Work permit from the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada
  • Language Proficiency in English or French

The job offer must be in line or related to your field of education. The employer must be paying you wage rate according to the industry standards. Your skill must fall under the National Occupation List (NOL). You have to depict the proof of necessary funds to support self for the first few years after immigrating to Canada.

You must apply within 6 months of receiving the nomination or your nomination will be revoked.

In all of the above streams, you need to submit medical and character certificate. The medical certificate must be obtained from a certified medical professional. You also need to provide a police certificate in order to verify your character. The certificate should be obtained from each and every country you have lived in for 12 months or longer within the 10 years of applying under this nomination program. You must also show the ability to live in and respect the lifestyle of people in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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