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If you are interested in living and working in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Newfoundland and Labrador PNP Program may be for you. Newfoundland and Labrador is one of Canada’s fastest growing provinces with cities such St. John’s growing at a fast pace. Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador are an attractive option for many foreign workers seeking stable, long term employment.
Successful applicants will receive a Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Certificate, which will speed-up the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process. Under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may qualify under one of four streams.
If you are interested in settling in Newfoundland and Labrador AND you meet the criteria of one of the FOUR streams below you may be able to enter Canada in less time.
Must have a full-time and permanent job offer in Newfoundland and Labrador that
Utilizes specialized skills that could not be obtainable in Canada; and
Is consistent with provincial employment and wage standard.
Newfoundland and Labrador residents who have resided in the province for at least one year can sponsor family members from abroad who wish to reside and work in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This category does NOT apply to family members who are eligible for federal Family Class Sponsorship (i.e. dependent children, spouses, common-law partners, parents and grandparents).
Must have a permanent full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer OR the intention and ability to obtain one;
Be between 18 and 49 years of age;
Have completed at least one year of work experience;
Have adequate English language ability to work;
Have sufficient fund;
Have a family member sponsor who is willing to provide settlement assistance and sign an Affidavit of Support.
Must have graduated from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution in the past two years or have applied during the last semester of completing your degree/diploma;
Have receive a certificate, diploma, or degree from a program of at least 2 years in length;
Have obtained a Post-Graduation Work Permit;
Have the necessary qualification and English/French language ability;
Have sufficient settlement funds; and
Must establish or purchase a business that is within the province’s strategic sector list;
Must have a minimum of five years of managerial or entrepreneurial experience in a business related to the proposed business;
Have net worth of at least CDN $450,000;
Be prepared to make a CDN $100,000 deposit that will be returned once the obligation of the performance agreement has been met; and
While the procedures for applying for an Newfoundland and Labrador PNP may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can “do it themselves”.
For Newfoundland and Labrador PNPs, there is a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high.
The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a PNP are complex and usually require legal expertise.
We have helped hundreds of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.
The first step towards your Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.
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