NL PNP

NL PNP

/NL PNP/

Introduction:

NLPNP consists of the following immigration categories:


Priority Skills NL

The Priority Skills NL process is intended for individuals who have work experience in occupations in demand in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as have a high level of education and language ability, and who wish to express their interest in either staying in, or coming to the province and becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador opened to applicants on January 2nd, 2021.

Requirements:

All candidates must:

  • have taken an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) language test within the last twelve months and scored equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 or higher;
  • be at least 21 years of age
  • intend to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Priority Skills NL requires the completion of a questionnaire. Applicants need to exceed the minimum score of 60 points 

In-demand Academic candidates:

  • must have completed PhD or Master’s degrees from Memorial University within the past three years in the following specialties: Technology, Health Care, Aquaculture, and Agriculture.

In-demand Work candidates:

  • must have worked in a specialized, highly skilled, in-demand occupation for at least one full year in the last 10 years. A list of in-demand occupations can be found here.

In-demand Occupations:

In-demand Health Care sector occupations:
Physician –
Family Medicine; Psychiatry; Pathology; General Internal Medicine; Radiology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Anesthesia; Pediatric Intensivists (PICU); Neonatologists (NICU); Pathology (Hemopathology)
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Clinical Psychologist
Medical Physicist
Radiation Therapist
Dosimetrist
In-demand Technology sector occupations:
— ENGINEERS AND DEVELOPERS:
Software Developer
Biomedical Engineer
UI/UX Developer
Electrical Engineer
AI Developer
Mechanical Engineer
Python Developer
Web Developer
.NET Developer
Infrastructure Engineer
In-demand Technology sector occupations:
— TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS:
Security Specialist
Cloud Specialist
Bioinformatician
Computer Network Support
Research Associate
Data Analytics
Offshore Technician
ROV Operator
Ocean Mapping Specialist
Technical Writer
In-demand aquaculture sector occupations:
Captain (FM4 certification required)
Farming and Feeding Manager
Facility Technician
Assistant Manager
Cage Site Technician
Site Manager (with water quality expertise)
Area Manager

Express Entry Skilled Worker Category

The Express Entry Skilled Worker Category is a path to permanent residence for those intending to reside 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.

Requirements:

  1. 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 skill level (high or low) can be determined by searching for the job title on this pageOpens in new window. The job or job offer should be for at least two years with the possibility of extension, from an eligible Newfoundland and Labrador employer. Pay should be in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates. Contractual or locum positions (short-term positions usually less than twelve (12) months in duration with little or no possibility of extension) are not eligible for the NLPNP. If work experience is in an occupation that is regulated in Newfoundland and Labrador and requires mandatory certification or licensing in the province, proof of eligibility for provincial licensure or certification to be able to work in that profession must be submitted with the PNP application.
  2. Score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the PNP point assessment grid
  3. 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.
  4. Have an IRCC Work Permit with at least 4 months remaining at time of application, or be entitled to apply for one;
  5. Have a Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma, or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)Opens in new window report from an agency approved by IRCC to verify that their foreign education is equal to Canadian education standards. The ECA submitted with the application must match the education level declared in the Express Entry profile and the points claimed in the points grid.
  6. Demonstrate the intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  7. Have sufficient settlement funds or financial resources to successfully establish themselves and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  8. Be able to provide language test resultsOpens in new window from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in the Express Entry profile; and,
  9. If you are an In-Canada Refugee Claimant, one main requirement of both the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is that you have a valid temporary resident status in Canada. The open work permit granted to you while you await the result of your refugee claim does not give the required temporary status that is required for you to be able to apply for PNP OR AIPP from within Canada. Thus, you must apply for PNP or AIPP from outside Canada.


Skilled Worker Category

This category is for international workers and prospective immigrants who have skills that are beneficial to the labour market. Eligible applicants are required to have a guaranteed offer of employment from a local employer, or be currently working in the province on a valid work permit. Employers must also demonstrate a need for the applicant’s skill set. 

Requirements:

  1. 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. Pay should be in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates. Contractual or locum positions (short-term positions usually less than twelve (12) months in duration with little or no possibility of extension) are not eligible for the NLPNP.
  2. Qualifications, training, skills, and/or accreditation required for the job;
  3. Be 21 to 59 years old
  4. An Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Work Permit with at least 4 months remaining at time of application, or are entitled to apply for one;
  5. The intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  6. Sufficient settlement funds and financial resources to successfully establish yourself and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  7. English or French language capability to perform the employment duties. PLEASE NOTE: Occupations classified in NOC Code C or D will have to meet Minimum Language Requirements;
  8. If you are an In-Canada Refugee Claimant, one main requirement of both the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is that you have a valid temporary resident status in Canada. The open work permit granted to you while you await the result of your refugee claim does not give the required temporary status that is required for you to be able to apply for PNP OR AIPP from within Canada. Thus, you must apply for PNP or AIPP from outside Canada;
  9. 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%.


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.

Requirements:

  1. Have an IRCC Post- Graduation work permit (PGWP). The work permit must have at least 4 months validity remaining at the time of application for the NL Provincial Nominee Program
  2. Have a full-time job or job offer:
    • In a NOC 0, A or B occupation, or a NOC C occupation, provided the occupation is in an In-Demand Occupation
    • That guarantees a minimum of 30 hours per week for the applicant;
    • That is at least one year in duration with a reasonable expectation of extension
    • From an eligible Newfoundland and Labrador employer
    • That compensates the applicant in the form of a salary or hourly wage (not commission);
    • Meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates.
    • Meet NOC code employment requirements for that occupation.
    • That is not a contractual or locum position (short-term positions usually less than twelve (12) months in duration with little or no possibility of extension)
  3. Be 21 to 59 years old
  4. Have the intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  5. Hold sufficient settlement funds and financial resources to successfully establish themselves and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  6. Sufficient English or French language capability to perform the employment dutiesLanguage testing is required for NOC C, In-Demand occupations. Minimum language requirements.
  7. If the applicant completed their studies at a recognized public post-secondary institution outside of Newfoundland and Labrador, their job or job offer must be directly related to the field of study. Out-of-province graduates must work for a minimum of one year in Newfoundland and Labrador prior to submission of an NLPNP application.
  8. 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%.

In-demand Occupations:

In-demand Health Care sector occupations:
Physician –
Family Medicine; Psychiatry; Pathology; General Internal Medicine; Radiology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Anesthesia; Pediatric Intensivists (PICU); Neonatologists (NICU); Pathology (Hemopathology)
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Clinical Psychologist
Medical Physicist
Radiation Therapist
Dosimetrist
In-demand Technology sector occupations:
— ENGINEERS AND DEVELOPERS:
Software Developer
Biomedical Engineer
UI/UX Developer
Electrical Engineer
AI Developer
Mechanical Engineer
Python Developer
Web Developer
.NET Developer
Infrastructure Engineer
In-demand Technology sector occupations:
— TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS:
Security Specialist
Cloud Specialist
Bioinformatician
Computer Network Support
Research Associate
Data Analytics
Offshore Technician
ROV Operator
Ocean Mapping Specialist
Technical Writer
In-demand aquaculture sector occupations:
Captain (FM4 certification required)
Farming and Feeding Manager
Facility Technician
Assistant Manager
Cage Site Technician
Site Manager (with water quality expertise)
Area Manager

International Entrepreneur Category

The International Entrepreneur category is intended for experienced business owners or senior business managers who wish to permanently reside in Newfoundland and Labrador.  They must start a new business or buy an existing business and must actively participate in the day-to-day management of the business.  After operating the business for at least one continuous year, the international entrepreneur may be nominated for permanent resident status, subject to fulfillment of certain criteria outlined by the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

Requirements:

  1. Be 21 to 59 years of age;
  2. Provide a business plan with supporting financial documentation verified by a recognized third-party professional (applicants are solely responsible for payment of associated fees related to obtaining these documents);
  3. Have a minimum of Canadian high school diploma or equivalent foreign credential verified by an Education Credential Assessment (ECA), taken in the last five years prior to the date the EOI is submitted.
  4. Want to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador while owning and actively managing a local business that has the potential to create significant economic benefit to Newfoundland and Labrador;
  5. Have at least $600,000 CAD in unencumbered net business and personal assets that can readily be transferred to Canada;
  6. Be able to invest at least $200,000 CAD of their own money to establish a business in the Newfoundland and Labrador with a minimum ownership of 33.3 per cent, or $1 million in equity investment;
  7. Demonstrate ability to create at least one full-time equivalent job for local population (permanent residents and Canadian citizens);
  8. Demonstrate that the business is a for-profit entity with the primary purpose of earning profits through the sale of goods and/or services;
  9. Have at least two years’ experience actively managing and owning a business (25 per cent minimum ownership) in the last five years OR 5 or more years’ experience in a senior business management role in the last ten years;
  10. Have a score of at least 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French (acceptable tests are Canadian English Language Proficiency Program (CELPIP) General Test, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), General Training Test; or Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF);
  11. Complete an online Expression of Interest (EOI); and
  12. Receive an Invitation to Apply from the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

International Entrepreneur – Additional Criteria

There are two streams within the International Entrepreneur category – Starting a New Business and Purchasing an Existing Business. Each stream has unique criteria in addition to the criteria noted above.

Additional Criteria When Starting a New Business

If starting a business, the applicant must create a minimum of one full-time equivalent employment opportunity for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Newfoundland and Labrador. This position must:

  • Be over and above any position filled by the approved applicant. For clarity, jobs created for or filled by dependents or relatives of the applicant are not eligible;
  • Be relevant and directly related to the applicant’s business; and
  • Meet the prevailing wage levels.

Additional Criteria When Purchasing an Existing Business

If the applicant is purchasing an existing Newfoundland and Labrador business, all of the following apply:

  • The business must have been in continuous operation by the same owner for the previous five (5) years;
  • All applicants purchasing or partnering in an existing business must complete an exploratory visit to meet the current owner(s) if the applicant is applying from outside of the province;
  • Applicants must provide evidence that reasonable efforts were taken to establish a fair market value for the business;
  • The business must be actively in operation and not in receivership; and
  • Applicants must offer employment on similar terms and conditions to existing staff, including maintaining existing wages and employment terms.


International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

The International Graduate Entrepreneur category is intended for graduates of Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic who have already started or bought a local business and maintained day-to-day operations for at least one continuous year. In order to receive nomination for permanent resident status, the graduate entrepreneur must fulfill certain criteria outlined by the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

Requirements:

  1. Be at least 21 years old;
  2. Provide a business continuity plan with supporting financial documentation verified by a recognized third-party professional service (applicants are solely responsible for payment of associated fees related to obtaining these documents);
  3. Have completed a degree or diploma after at least two academic years of full-time, in-person study at Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic with the degree or diploma having been completed within two years of submission of the Expression of Interest;
  4. Have a valid post-graduate work permit;
  5. Want to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador while owning and actively managing a local business that has the potential to create significant economic benefit to Newfoundland and Labrador;
  6. Have at least one year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning the current business (33.3 per cent minimum ownership);
  7. Demonstrate ability to create at least one full-time equivalent job for local population (permanent residents and Canadian citizens);
  8. Demonstrate that the business is a for-profit entity with the primary purpose of earning profits through the sale of goods and/or services;
  9. Have a score of at least 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
  10. Complete an online Expression of Interest; and
  11. Receive an Invitation to Apply from the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

International Graduate Entrepreneur – Additional Criteria

There are two streams within the International Graduate Entrepreneur category – Starting a New Business and Purchasing an Existing Business. Each stream has unique criteria in addition to the criteria noted above.

Additional Criteria When Starting a New Business

If starting a business, the applicant must create a minimum of one full-time year-round equivalent employment opportunity for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Newfoundland and Labrador. This position must:

  • Be over and above any position filled by the approved applicant. For clarity, jobs created for or filled by dependents or relatives of the applicant are not eligible.
  • Be relevant and directly related to the applicant’s business.
  • Meet the prevailing provincial wage levels.

Additional Criteria When Purchasing an Existing Business

If the applicant is purchasing an existing Newfoundland and Labrador business, all of the following apply:

  • The business must have been in continuous operation by the same owner for the previous five (5) years;
  • Applicants must provide evidence that reasonable efforts were taken to establish a fair market value for the business;
  • The business must be actively in operation and not in receivership;
  • Applicants must offer employment on similar terms and conditions to existing staff, including maintaining existing wages and employment terms.
Last Modified / 最后修改: Jul 15, 2022

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.