Provincial Nominee Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost of the four Atlantic provinces in Canada, comprised of the island of Newfoundland and the territory of Labrador bordering Quebec on the Canadian mainland. It has a population of 525,000, largely concentrated around the capital city of St. John’s and elsewhere on the Avalon Peninsula. Newfoundland and Labrador is accepting immigrants with the following applications.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s universities and colleges have a wide range of programs for students. Applicants can work part-time during their studies and may be eligible for work permits for three years after graduation, depending on their program of studies. They are eligible to apply for permanent residency.
Canadian citizens or permanent residents at least 18 years of age can be eligible to sponsor their spouses, common-law partners, dependent or adopted children younger up to the age of 22, or parents and grandparents to become permanent residents and live and work in Canada.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) offers qualified skilled workers, professionals and managers intending to settle in Newfoundland and Labrador the opportunity contribute their education, skills, training and experience to the province and to be nominated by Newfoundland and Labrador to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The NLPNP offers three categories for skilled workers including International Graduate students:
1- Skilled Worker Category:Applicants aged between 21 and 59 with a full-time job offer for at least two years from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer.
2- Express Entry Skilled Worker Category:Applicants in the federal Express Entry Pool intending to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador, with a high-skilled job or job offer for at least two years from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer.
3- International Graduate Category: Applicants aged between 21 and 59 who have graduated from a publicly-funded Canadian college or university with at least a two-year diploma and have a full-time job offer for at least two years from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer.
ATLANTIC IMMIGRATION PILOT
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIP) offers qualified applicants with job offers from employers in the Atlantic provinces who have been unable to find local candidates the opportunity to settle and apply for permanent residency. The AIP offers three programs:
1- Atlantic High-Skilled Program: Applicants with a full-time job offer from a designated employer in Newfoundland and Labrador and at least one year of skilled work experience.
2- Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program: Applicants with a full-time job offer from and a designated employer in Newfoundland and Labrador and at least one year of skilled or semi-skilled work experience.
3- Atlantic International Graduate Program: Applicants who have graduated from at least a two-year diploma program at a publicly-funded university or college in Atlantic Canada and have a full-time job offer from a designated employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The NLPNP offers two categories for entrepreneurs, managers, and business owners and graduates from Newfoundland and Labrador post-secondary institutions willing to come to the Newfoundland and Labrador to invest in the province:
1- International Entrepreneur Category:Investors and entrepreneurs between the ages of 21 and 59 with a minimum net worth of CAN $600,000 and prepared to make a minimum investment of CAN $200,000 to start or purchase a business in Newfoundland and Labrador.
2- International Graduate Entrepreneur Category: Graduates of post-secondary institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador at least 21 years of age who have owned and operated a business in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least one year.