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Newfoundland and Labrador

Riding a wave of growth thanks to its energy and natural resources, Newfoundland is seeking the talents of skilled workers and post-graduates to continue the upward trend of this Atlantic province’s economy.

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) provides prospective immigrants with in-demand skills and experience the opportunity to become a part of this eastern province’s growing workforce through its Express Entry Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate streams of immigration.

Express Entry Skilled Worker

Skilled workers of NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B occupations with a guaranteed employment offer who are in the federal Express Entry pool may be eligible to apply for the Express Entry Skilled Worker stream of NLPNP.

Skilled Worker

The Skilled Worker stream of NLNP welcomes experienced workers of all NOC Skill Levels with a guaranteed job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer to apply for provincial nomination. The applicant must have a specialized skill set that meets the needs of the employer from which they receive a full-time job offer.

International Graduate

Graduates from eligible post-secondary institutions who choose to remain in Canada on a Post-Graduate Work Permit may be eligible to apply for the NLNP International Graduate program. Graduates must either be currently employed or have received a job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer that relates to their field of study.

International Entrepreneur Category

This category is designed for foreign nationals with experience owning and managing businesses who wish to invest in purchasing and managing a business in Newfoundland & Labrador. Applicants must have business management experience and a significant personal net worth.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

This category is designed for foreign nationals who have graduated from a post-secondary program of at least two years in Newfoundland & Labrador and who have at least one year of experience owning and managing a business in the province.

Newfoundland and Labrador Points Assessment Grid

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements set forth by the NLNP Express Entry Skilled Worker Program, applicants will need to achieve a minimum pass score of 67 points on the Point Assessment Grid:

FactorMaximum Points
Education28
Language Proficiency27
Age12
Work Experience20
Connection to Labour Market and Adaptability13
Minimum Pass Score67

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Newfoundland and Labrador participates in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). The AIPP is a economic growth initiative developed in partnership between the federal government and Canada’s Atlantic provinces. AIPP facilitates the immigration process for newcomers who have obtained a job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic region.

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