Skilled Worker Category

The Skilled Worker stream of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLNP) welcomes foreign workers of all NOC Skill Levels to apply for provincial nomination.

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Foreign nationals with NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B experience may also be eligible to apply under the Express Entry Skilled Worker stream of NLNP if they have been accepted into the federal Express Entry pool.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyNone for NOC 0, A or B
CLB 4 for NOC C or D
Level of EducationNo minimum
Work ExperienceNo minimum
Investment RequirementNone

Job Offer

To be eligible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker stream, candidates must have a valid, full-time job offer from an eligible employer. The job offer must meet industry standards. The candidate must have sufficient language proficiency, education, and work experience to perform the occupation being offered to them. If the applicant is currently employed in Canada, they must have a valid work permit, or be eligible to apply for one if they are currently residing abroad.  


Language Proficiency

Applicants will be required to provide proof of language proficiency in English or French, and applicants in NOC Skill Level C or D occupations must achieve at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4, in order to be eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

The Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker stream accepts applications at any time. 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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