Moving to Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is a Canadian province in the easternmost of Canada. This province got wide open spaces, fresh ocean air, and the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. It brought back the feels of Viking settlement of more than a thousand years, restored, with the perched near the crashing waves of the North Atlantic, or a lovely fishing village full of wharves and boats overlooking Iceberg Alley. These are just some of the scenic finds in this province.

In the easternmost of Newfoundland lies the Avalon Peninsula, home to almost 50% of the provincial population. The peninsula is scenically stunning, a place full of natural wonders: icebergs drifting along the coasts, whales frolicking, and migratory seabirds nesting on cliffs are just a few ecstatic scenes.

Immigration through Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

The province uses Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) to nominate qualified applicants. For an applicant to get a nomination for the Permanent Resident Status, he should meet established criteria. The NLPNP offers the following:

  • An efficient immigration process for qualified skilled workers and international graduates, including their families who wish to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador; and
  • Assistance from provincial Immigration Program Development Officers; explaining the program requirements and guiding applicants throughout the application process.

Through the NLPNP, Newfoundland and Labrador nominate up to 1,050 individuals yearly under the following categories:

  • Skilled Worker
  • Express Entry-Skilled Worker categories
  • International Graduate
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
  • International Graduate
  • Entrepreneur Category
  • International Entrepreneur Category
There are plenty of careers in Newfoundland and Labrador, especially in the sea industry!
Newfoundland and Labrador have over a hundred attractions waiting for newcomers to discover!

The NLPNP accepts applications through the following categories:

It is for prospective immigrants who are workers with skills that could benefit to Newfoundland and Labrador labor market. The application is online, and you will get a regular update about your application status.

A guaranteed offer of employment from a local employer or currently working in the province with a valid work permit is a qualification for an applicant in this category. The applicant must also possess the skills that the local Employer workforce lacks. You may check the complete details on the Skilled Worker official guide site.

This category is for those skilled workers who have been accepted into Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool.  They should also have a job offer from Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is for those intending to reside permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador. You may check the complete eligibility requirements for the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category on Newfoundland’s official website.

This category is for fresh graduates with a Post-Graduate Work Permit. And also with a job or has a job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer.  As with the other categories, the application is online, and you will receive regular updates as your application moves through the process.

Note: If you left your application incomplete or not submitted, it will be closed and no longer available after 90 days of the initiated date.

You may refer to its official site for complete information.

It is an employer-driven immigration program. It was launched in 2017 to address skills gaps and labor market needs in the four Atlantic Provinces of Canada (which include Newfoundland and Labrador).

Note: The Atlantic Immigration Pilot will be closing by December 31, 2021.   Don’t worry because you can still apply for permanent residence under this program until March 5, 2022, if you have a valid provincial endorsement certificate. A new program will replace the AIP with details to come.

This category is for those graduates of Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic who started or bought a local business and maintained at least a year of daily operations. The graduate entrepreneur must meet certain criteria set by the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism before receiving a nomination for permanent resident status.

Those experienced business owners or senior business managers aspiring a permanent residency in Newfoundland and Labrador may apply through this category. Aspirants must start a new business or buy an existing one in Newfoundland and Labrador and actively participate in its daily management. A nomination for permanent residency may be awarded to the applicant after a year of business operation. It will be subject to in placed criteria by the Immigration and Multiculturalism office.

Work in Newfoundland and Labrador

The (NLPNP) nominates more than a thousand foreign skilled workers yearly who qualify to the IRCC for permanent residency. The province aims to increase immigration to its beautiful and serene maritime place.

The province has brought in thousands of skilled immigrants who are helping boost its economy. It resulted in its current status as the third-highest GDP in Canada. The largest share of the province’s GDP is the SERVICE industry, followed closely by mining, oil production, manufacturing, and fishing.  Long-haul truck drivers, experienced cooks, and butchers are just a few of the in-demand jobs.

Study in Newfoundland and Labrador

The number of international students studying in Newfoundland and Labrador is continuously increasing. Attending your studies in this province would mean focusing on courses relating to the local economy, which is good news for individuals with an eye on trades and natural resource professions. The center of Higher education is in the beautiful city of St. John’s.

Canadian classrooms are diverse and multicultural, studies in English and/or French, as these two is its native language. The teachers, instructors, and professors are naturally inclusive and supportive. The classroom resembles the very welcoming nature of the locals, where all backgrounds, religions, beliefs, sexual orientations, and abilities are accepted.

Choosing Newfoundland and Labrador as your new home would mean an excellent and affordable quality of life. St. John’s cost of living is a lot lower than other popular cities in Canada; St. John is Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city. Housing is very affordable as you get a higher-than-average income level, making St. John an ideal destination for those migrating to Canada.