You may qualify for the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) Express Entry Skilled Worker (EESW) Category if you are a skilled worker in the federal Express Entry pool with a job offer in Newfoundland and Labrador, and intend to reside permanently in the province.



Meeting the criteria listed below does not guarantee a nomination or permanent residence.


As a candidate, you must:

  • Be in the Express Entry pool
  • Reside outside of Canada
  • Have a valid job offer for permanent, full-time employment from an eligible Newfoundland and Labrador employer.
    • The compensation in the form of a salary and benefits package you have been offered must meet Provincial Government employment standards and prevailing wage rates
    • Your job offer must not contravene existing bargaining unit agreements or interfere with a labour dispute.
  • Have post-secondary education credentials
  • Demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements and/or settlement funds to support yourself and your family in Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Minimum income requirements are set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Demonstrate that you intend to live in Newfoundland and Labrador permanently.
  • Score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the NLPNP point assessment grid.


Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible for the NLPNP Express Entry Skilled Workers Category:

  • The applicant is a refugee claimant in Canada claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada or the applicant is a failed refugee claimant
  • The applicant fails to submit documentation as requested by PNP staff
  • The applicant fails to establish that their intent to live and work in Newfoundland and Labrador is genuine
  • The applicant fails to demonstrate the ability to become economically established
  • The applicant or any dependent family member over the age of 18 (whether or not they are accompanying them) has a criminal record
  • The applicant has unresolved custody or child support disputes. Applicants must have these issues resolved prior to starting the immigration application process
  • The applicant or the applicant’s representative has intentionally misrepresented information in the application. Any activity potentially constituting fraud will be investigated and may result in criminal proceedings.

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