International Graduate Category

Graduates who have completed at least half of their post-secondary studies from an approved Canadian educational institution and have received a job offer or are currently employed by a Newfoundland and Labrador employer may be eligible to receive provincial nomination as an International Graduate.

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Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyCLB 4
Level of EducationPost-secondary
Work ExperienceEmployed in Canada, related to job offer
Investment RequirementNone

Job Offer

To be eligible for the International Graduate stream, candidates must have a full-time job offer from an eligible employer in Newfoundland and Labrador. The employment must be considered a full-time position related to their field of study in order to be eligible for NLNP. The applicant must also meet the experience and education requirements outlined in the job description.  


Language Proficiency

Candidates must have sufficiency language proficiency to perform the job they have been offered. If the position is at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D, the candidate will need to demonstrate official language test results equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4.  


Level of Education

Candidates must have graduated from a an eligible Canadian post-secondary institution. The program of study must have been at least a two-year diploma or degree, or a one-year post-graduate degree. The school does not need to have been in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The candidate must have any additional educational credentials required to perform the job they have been offered.  


Work Experience

Candidates must be working in Canada on a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) when they apply. They must have at least six months of validity remaining on their PGWP at the time of applying for provincial nomination. Those who have obtained their degree or diploma outside of Newfoundland and Labrador may be required to be employed for a minimum of one year in their field of study prior to being able to submit an application. The candidate must have any additional work experience required to perform the job they have been offered.

Application Procedure

The Newfoundland and Labrador International Graduate stream is open to new applications at all times. Eligible candidates must submit a complete application to the stream. The application fee is $250 CAD. Successful applicants will receive a provincial nomination from Newfoundland and Labrador. After receiving a provincial nomination an applicant has six months to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants in this program must complete and submit a paper-based application for permanent residence and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.

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