NOTE: This stream is not currently accepting Expressions of Interest
|Express Entry Profile||Not required|
|Connection to Province||None|
|Language Proficiency||English CLB 5|
|Level of Education||No minimum requirement|
|Work Experience||One year in a priority occupation|
|Age||Minimum 21 years old|
Candidates must provide language test results proving English language proficiency at CLB 5 or higher.
Candidates must have completed at least one full year of work experience in a priority occupation in the past ten years.
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.
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.
|English Language Proficiency||24|
|French Language Proficiency||20|
|In-demand work experience in Canada||5|
|In-demand work experience in Newfoundland and Labrador||7|
|In-demand work experience in Newfoundland and Labrador (outside St. John’s CMA)||7|
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:|
|Captain (FM4 certification required)|
|Farming and Feeding Manager|
|Cage Site Technician|
|Site Manager (with water quality expertise)|
|In-demand Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector occupations:|
|Computer Network Support|
|Ocean Mapping Specialist|
|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)|
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