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FAQs for the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

FAQs for the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

FAQ – Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying under this program for permanent residency in Canada. The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program is an economic immigration program that assists the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to meet its labour market needs. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply under this program, I suggest you read our article on “Basics of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program in Canada.

Q: What is the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)?

A: The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) is a program that allows foreign nationals to be nominated by Newfoundland and Labrador in order to fill any provincial economic and labour market needs. This program also facilitates Newfoundland and Labrador to nominate foreign nationals with skilled work experience and who qualify under the provincially established criteria to work in Newfoundland and Labrador and obtain permanent residency.

Q: How does the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) work?

A: The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) has three different pathways that you may pursue, which are:

  • Express Entry Skilled Workers
  • Skilled Workers
  • International Graduates

For more information pertaining to these pathways please kindly read our article “Basics of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program.”

Q: How does the Express Entry Skilled Worker stream work? Does it align with the Express Entry immigration selection system?

A: Yes, the Express Entry Skilled Worker stream does align and work with the Express Entry immigration selection system. It is also referred to as the enhanced Express Entry stream. If you are a candidate in the Express Entry selection system and you receive an enhanced nomination from Newfoundland and Labrador in one of the streams, you will evidently receive 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). If you are one of the highest ranked candidates, then you will be selected from the Express Entry pool. This will ultimately result in an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada.

Q: Who can qualify under the International Graduate stream in the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)?

A: In order to qualify under the International Graduate stream, you must be a recent graduate from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution. You must also have remained in Canada on a post-graduate work permit; you must be employed on a full-time basis or either have a valid full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer. In addition to these basic qualifications, you must also acquire the necessary training, accreditation and skills in order to successfully perform the job and its duties. An important factor to consider is that all candidates must demonstrate the desire to reside in Newfoundland and Labrador when applying under this stream.

Q: How can I qualify as a skilled worker under the Skilled Workers stream?

A: It is very important to recognize the eligibility requirements for any of the streams under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program before applying. Specifically, for the Skilled Workers stream, candidates must ensure that they acquire the necessary skills, qualifications, work experience, and training required for the intended occupation. Additionally and most importantly, the candidate must obtain a valid job offer from an employer located in Newfoundland and Labrador in order to qualify under this stream. Much like the other streams, the candidate must show an intention to reside in Newfoundland and Labrador and must submit a settlement plan as well. It is very important for candidates to have sufficient language abilities in English or French as well as these are the official languages in Canada. There are also specific minimum language requirements that must be met.

Q: Is it mandatory to reside permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador once I receive permanent residency in Canada?

A: This is very important to ask yourself. As per the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP), you are required to provide a settlement plan that indicates why you desire to live in Newfoundland and Labrador and how you intend on settling there. In addition to the settlement plan, you must also sign an “Intention to Reside” document when applying. However, please note that as per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, permanent residents of Canada are technically allowed to live and work anywhere in Canada at any time. As a result, once you successfully obtain permanent residency in Canada, you have the right to live and work anywhere in Canada. Whether you live in Newfoundland and Labrador or another province or territory is entirely up to you.

Contact Akrami & Associates

Should you have any further questions or feel confused or unclear about how to apply for the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program, it is important to ask any questions you may have and discuss your concerns. By talking to immigration professionals about your concerns, this will ease your worries and assist with the application process. Many immigration applications are difficult to pursue on your own and it is highly recommended that you seek out professional and experienced help before attempting to apply. Here, at Akrami & Associates, we work and have experience with many different immigration issues. We have helped many of our clients obtain permanent residency through the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program. If you believe that you may be eligible to apply, please feel free to contact Akrami & Associates at our office at 416-477-2545 for more information or if you would like to book a consultation with an immigration professional for more advice.

With Akrami & Associates, there is always a way!

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