New Foundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program


The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) is administered by the Province to nominate applicants who meet established criteria, for Permanent Resident Status. The NLPNP offers:

An efficient immigration process for qualified skilled workers, international graduates and their families who wish to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The NLPNP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

 Express Entry Skilled Worker category

Skilled Worker Category

International Graduate Category

International Entrepreneur Category

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker

The Express Entry Skilled Worker Category provides an opportunity to those candidates who intend to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 Applicants must be accepted into Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry pool, have a job offer in Newfoundland and Labrador, and intend to reside permanently in this province.

The new rules state that if you hold a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP), you may be eligible for the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category, if you are accepted into Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry pool.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accepted into Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool. To confirm registration in the Express Entry pool, applicants are required to provide their Express Entry Profile Number (E plus nine digits). Applicants must also obtain a job seeker validation code (four digits) from IRCC.
  • Applicants must have a high-skilled job or job offer from a NL employer based on the National Occupational Code (NOC)Opens in new window classification system. The job or job offer should be for at least two years with the possibility of extension, from an eligible Newfoundland and Labrador employer.

In addition, Express Entry Skilled Worker applicants must:

  • Score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the PNP point assessment grid
  • Have an IRCC Work Permit with at least 4 months remaining at time of application, or be entitled to apply for one;
  • Have a Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma, or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from an agency approved by
  • Demonstrate the intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Be able to provide language test from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in the Express Entry profile
  • Provide a proof of eligibility for provincial licensure or certification to be able to work in that profession must be submitted with the PNP application if the occupation is regulated.

Skilled Worker Category

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A full-time job or job offer. The job or job offer should be for at least two years with the possibility of extension, from an eligible Newfoundland and Labrador employer and between the age of 21 to 59 years
  • The intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Sufficient settlement funds and financial resources to successfully establish yourself and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • English or French language capability to perform the employment duties.
  • Refugee claimants with a pending application to remain in Canada are eligible to apply to the NL Provincial Nominee Program, provided that they have Canadian work experience obtained legally in order to qualify;
  • If the applicant has an ownership stake in a business in which they are employed, then the applicant’s share of ownership cannot exceed 10%.

You are not eligible for the Skilled Worker category if:

You have a Post-Graduate Work Permit;

  • You are a failed refugee claimant;
  • You or any dependent family member over the age of 22 have a criminal record;
  • You have unresolved custody or child support disputes;
  • You have intentionally misrepresented yourself in the application;
  • The employer has intentionally misrepresented themselves or you in relation to their, or your, role in business;

International Graduate category

 This category is for recent graduates who have a Post-Graduate Work Permit and a job or job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Completed at least half of your studies in Canada.
  • Graduated from an eligible publicly funded Canadian college or university (students must send proof of graduation with their application);
  • Completed a minimum of a two-year diploma or degree program, while studying on a full-time basis. One-year post-graduate degree programs and certificate programs which require a previous degree or diploma (which may have been obtained abroad), are also eligible.
  • A full-time job or job offer. The job or job offer should be for at least two years with the possibility of extension, from an eligible Newfoundland and Labrador employer
  • Be 21 to 59 years old
  • Have qualifications, training, skills, and accreditation required for the job;
  • Have a Graduate Work Permit
  • Show the intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Have Sufficient settlement funds and financial resources to successfully establish yourself and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Have Sufficient English or French language capability to perform the employment duties. category.
  • If you completed your studies at a recognized post-secondary institute outside of Newfoundland and Labrador, your job or job offer must be related to your field of study. You also may be required to work for a minimum of 1 year prior to submission of your PNP application.
  • If the applicant has an ownership stake in a business in which they are employed, then the applicant’s share of ownership cannot exceed 10%.

You are not eligible for the International Graduate category if:

  • You have not yet completed your studies;
  • You are a failed refugee claimant;
  • You are a student who has studied in Canada under sponsorship from an agency or government that expects you to return to his/her country of origin once he/she has graduated;
  • You or any dependent family member over the age of 22 have a criminal record;
  • You have unresolved custody or child support disputes;
  • You have intentionally misrepresented yourself in the application.
  • The employer has intentionally misrepresented themselves or you in relation to their, or your, role in business.