NLPNP is the name of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program. It allows the province to select its own immigration candidates who desire to live and work in Newfoundland and Labrador, and who are qualified, according to the eligibility criteria set by the province, to obtain permanent residency.
The NLPNP is one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), and targets workers and international graduates.
Newfoundland and Labrador, at the extreme east of Canada, is one of the four Atlantic provinces. The province is made of mainland Labrador and the adjacent island of Newfoundland. Financial services, mining, oil production and manufacturing are the most important industries in the province. New opportunities for immigrants have been created since the explosion of the natural resources and energy sectors.
Apart from some federal programs, the province has its own immigration streams. Only one of the NLPNP streams is Express Entry aligned. Indeed, a provincial nomination will give the applicant 600 additional CRS points. This will, in turn, lead the applicant to automatically receive an invitation to apply in the following Express Entry draw.
The rest of the streams are non-aligned Express Entry streams, there is no need to be in the pool. There are streams for Skilled Workers and International Graduates with job offers in the province, and for entrepreneurs.
For more information on the NLPNP streams, click on the corresponding link below:
|Stream||Main Criteria (not exhaustive)||Job Offer Required||Aligned with Express Entry||Application Fees|
|Express Entry Skilled Workers||Score min 67pts on the NLPNP assessment grid
Valid, permanent, full-time, min 2-year (possible to extend) job offer from an employer in NFL
|Skilled Worker||Valid, permanent, full-time, min 2-year (possible to extend) job offer from an employer in NFL||Yes||No||$250|
|International Graduate||The same full-time job offer as above, and obtained min two-year degree or diploma from a Canadian post-secondary publicly-funded institution (one-year post-graduate programs are also eligible)||Yes||No||$0|
|International Graduate Entrepreneur||CLB7 level in French or English
Completion of min 2-year post-secondary program from a public
university or college
No required min investment but min experience of 1 year in managing a min 1/3 owned NFL company
|International Entrepreneur||CLB5 level in French or English
$600,000 in net worth and $200,000 to invest in existing or new company in NFL
Min experience of 2 years managing & owning a company, or min 5 years in senior management
The Office of Immigration does not publish its PNP processing times.
For more Information Kindly Visit the Govt. Website: https://www.gov.nl.ca/immigration/