Priority Skills NL: In-Demand Work Path

The In-demand Work Path is a pathway contained within the Priority Skills NL stream, a Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLNP). The In-demand Academic path is offered for candidates with at least one year of work experience in the past ten years in one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s priority occupations.

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NOTE: This stream is not currently accepting Expressions of Interest

Eligibility requirements

Express Entry ProfileNot required
Connection to ProvinceNone
Job OfferNo
Language ProficiencyEnglish CLB 5
Level of EducationNo minimum requirement
Work ExperienceOne year in a priority occupation
AgeMinimum 21 years old

Language Proficiency

Candidates must provide language test results proving English language proficiency at CLB 5 or higher.

Work Experience

Candidates must have completed at least one full year of work experience in a priority occupation in the past ten years.

Settlement Funds

All candidates for this stream must meet the settlement funds requirement as determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This can be demonstrated through their own finances, or through maintaining a valid offer of employment.

Application Procedure

The Priority Skills NL stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Candidates who meet the minimum stream requirements can submit a profile using Newfoundland and Labrador’s online immigration portal. Once the profile has been submitted, candidates will be assigned a score and ranked against one another using Newfoundland and Labrador’s Questionnaire Scoring Grid. Candidates must meet a minimum of 60 points for their profile to be viewed and considered by the province. Candidates eligible to submit an EOI will be asked to submit three supporting documents relating to their work experience and education. These documents will be viewable by both the province and Newfoundland and Labrador employers. The highest-ranking candidates with the most interest from Newfoundland and Labrador employers are invited to apply for nomination.

If invited, candidates must submit a complete application to the province. If the application is approved, the candidate will be issued a provincial nomination for permanent residence from Newfoundland and Labrador.

If the applicant meets the criteria for Express Entry Skilled Worker category, their provincial nomination certificate may be issued to their Express Entry profile. This would allow for a faster processing time of six months. If the applicant meets the criteria for the Skilled Worker program, the processing of a subsequent non-Express Entry permanent residence application may take closer to 18 months.

In-demand work questionnaire scoring grid

FactorMaximum points
English Language Proficiency24
French Language Proficiency20
Work experience40
In-demand work experience in Canada5
In-demand work experience in Newfoundland and Labrador7
In-demand work experience in Newfoundland and Labrador (outside St. John’s CMA)7

Newfoundland and Labrador In-Demand Occupations

Newfoundland and Labrador’s in-demand occupations may be updated and revised as needed in response to the province’s changing labour market needs. The current list includes the following occupations:

In-demand aquaculture sector occupations:

In-demand aquaculture sector occupations:
Captain (FM4 certification required)
Farming and Feeding Manager
Facility Technician
Assistant Manager
Cage Site Technician
Site Manager (with water quality expertise)
Area Manager

In-demand Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector occupations:

In-demand Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector occupations:
Software Developer
Biomedical Engineer
UI/UX Developer
Electrical Engineer
AI Developer
Mechanical Engineer
Python Developer
Web Developer
.NET Developer
Infrastructure Engineer
Security Specialist
Cloud Specialist
Computer Network Support
Research Associate
Data Analytics
Offshore Technician
ROV Operator
Ocean Mapping Specialist
Technical Writer

In-demand Health Care sector occupations:

In-demand Health Care sector occupations:
Physician - Family Medicine; Psychiatry; Pathology; General Internal Medicine; Radiology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Anesthesia; Pediatric Intensivists (PICU); Neonatologists (NICU); Pathology (Hemopathology)
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Clinical Psychologist
Medical Physicist
Radiation Therapist

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