The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) is a provincial immigration program which allows Newfoundland and Labrador to nominate those who are interested and qualified under provincially established criteria for Permanent Resident Status.

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) offers a quicker immigration process for qualified skilled workers, international graduates and their families who wish to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The NLPNP allows Newfoundland and Labrador to nominate applicants to the federal government for permanent residence under two categories: Skilled Worker (including Express Entry Skilled Worker) and International Graduate.

Express Entry Skilled Worker – This category is for skilled individuals who have been accepted into Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have a job offer in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Skilled Worker– This category is for individuals who have a guaranteed offer of employment from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, or are already working in the province on a valid Work Permit. 

International Graduate – 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. 

The NLPNP is a two‐step immigration process:

Step 1: Nomination Process

  • Send your Application to Provincial Nominee Program for processing.
  • A Provincial Nominee Program Officer will conduct an interview and will carry out an employer reference check (if applicable).
  • A Provincial Nominee Program Officer reviews and processes your application.

If approved, the NLPNP will:

  • Send a nomination certificate to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and,
  • Send a nomination letter and a letter explaining how to forward your application to the appropriate CIC visa office.

Step 2: Permanent Resident Visa Process

  • Send your permanent resident application to CIC with your NLPNP nomination letter. The address will be given to you by your PNP specialist.
  • CIC will consider your application after they receive the nomination certificate from the NLPNP.
  • CIC completes health, security and criminal reviews and will then issue a visa to qualified applicants.
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