Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration – How to immigrate to Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration – How to immigrate to Newfoundland and Labrador

November 13, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador is an Eastern province of Canada. Generally, it is a linguistically homogeneous place, in which 97% of the residents use English as their mother tongue. Regarding the economy, it is quite developed. In 2017, its GDP is higher than the average GDP, precisely, it ranked third only to Alberta and Saskatchewan out of Canadian provinces. In addition, it concentrates on the services industry such as finance, healthcare or public administration. Because of its advanced economy, Newfoundland and Labrador immigration is the aspect that a lot of people take care of.

About Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration

The Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Provincial Nominee Program (NL PNP) allows the government to nominate suitable people to live and work in NL. There is a wide range of streams in the program, so it is appropriate for a diverse range of people. In all of the streams, applicants must be nominated by the provincial authorities before applying for permanent residence (PR). 

How to immigrate to Newfoundland and Labrador?

There are five main streams of NL PNP, including:

  • Express Entry Skilled Worker 
  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • International Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur

1. Express Entry Skilled Worker 

The stream is aligned with the Federal Express Entry system so if you want to apply through this stream, you need to be in the Express Entry pool of candidates first. Once you are nominated, you will plus 600 points in your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) so that you will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

2. Skilled Worker Stream

This stream is designed for those who have already had a full-time job offer from an NL employer or currently working under the work permit visa. You are also eligible though you are a refugee claimant with a pending application to remain in Canada if you have legal work experience in Canada.

3. International Graduate Stream

This stream encourages students who fresh graduates from one of the Canadian universities to apply. Besides the requirement about education, you must have a post-graduate work permit and a full-time job offer from an NL employer.

4. International Entrepreneur Stream

If you are an experienced business owner or a senior business manager who wants to start a new business or you have bought an existing business, the International Entrepreneur Stream is for you.

5. International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

Basically, this stream is similar to the International Entrepreneur, but it specially designs for those graduate from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) or College of the North Atlantic (CNA). In addition, you must actively operate the business you start or buy for at least one continuous year.

How to prepare for applying?

You should take a look at the requirements and process of all streams to find out which stream best fits you. You need to Apply for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) through the INB portal. Then, if you are qualified, you will receive the Invitation To Apply (ITA). You prepare all the forms and documents required and submit them to the portal. If you are successful, you will receive the nomination so that you can accompany your application to Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

In the International Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, after you apply for the completed application, you have to attend the interview with the authorities.

The cost of the PR process is the same for all of the streams. However, you have to pay the fee for the nomination, depending on your stream, mostly CAD$250 (Express Entry, Skilled Worker and International Graduate Entrepreneur), the lowest is no fee (International Graduate) and the highest is $1,000 (International Entrepreneur).

Get help with Newfoundland and Labrador immigration information

If you have any questions or need assistance in preparing information for immigrating to Canada, please do not hesitate to contact us through Immilist to get help. Our website provides an amount of information related to immigration to Canada, including Newfoundland and Labrador, which can help you understand clearly about the program you apply.


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