In order to ensure economic stability and prosperity at a provincial level, the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) was designed so that the province could recruit and benefit from foreign nationals’ contribution. This program allows the province to nominate candidates to become permanent Canadian residents. To be eligible for this program, candidates are required to meet some protocols set by the province. Just like other PNPs, the applicant may apply for permanent residency in Canada after he or she has received their nomination certificate.
The main plus point of the NLPNP is that the nomination certificate speeds up the immigration process for the applicant and his/her family compared to other programs that are offered at a federal level. Various provincial categories available for Newfoundland immigration process are listed below:
This category has been put in place for applicants who have completed their graduation from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Applicants are required to attain a valid job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, and the applicants must apply within two years’ time after the completion of graduation, so that they could be considered for the nomination under NLPNP.
The NLPNP Skilled Worker category is quite similar to that of the federal skilled worker program, the difference is that overseas nationals are nominated by the province, which eventually supports their application in order to become a Canadian permanent residents. Applicants who are successful are required to have a valid job offer from an employer in the province of Newfoundland and that they must have the essential abilities/skills and education, in order to create and maintain positive effects on the businesses in the province of Newfoundland.