Immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program

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Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

What streams exist in Newfoundland and Labrador? All information is summarized in a convenient table.

All streams of NLPNP
StreamIs Job Offer required?Is it linked to Express Entry?Is the stream open?
Express Entry Skilled WorkerYesYesOpen
Skilled Worker CategoryYesNoOpen
International Graduate CategoryYesNoOpen
International Graduate EntrepreneurNoNoOpen
International EntrepreneurNoNoOpen

LAST NEWS

Mar 14 – Newfoundland and Labrador updated the list of Designated Employers for AIPP

On March 14, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador updated the list of provincial employers designated for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). The list now includes 302 employers which can hire foreign workers in the AIPP. Since the last update, Newfoundland and Labrador designated 23 new employers. In total, there are 2,491 employers in all four Atlantic provinces who can hire foreign workers in the framework of the AIPP.

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All previous news

Mar 11 – Newfoundland and Labrador reported on immigration to the province

On March 11, 2020, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that the province exceeded its immigration target two years before the set time. According to Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Education, Skills and Labor, Newfoundland and Labrador set a goal to receive 1,700 immigrants annually by 2022. Since 2017, immigration has increased by almost 40%, and, according to preliminary IRCC data, the province welcomed 1,850 newcomers in 2019. Most immigrants arrived in the province through economic immigration programs. In 2019, the province increased the number of nominations in the NLPNP by almost 25% compared to 2018, which is a new record, and which indicates a further increase in the number of permanent residents in 2020. Following these trends, the provincial government has set a new goal to reach 2,500 immigrants annually by 2022.

Feb 13 – Newfoundland and Labrador excluded several occupations from the labour market testing processes

On February 13, 2020, the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism of Newfoundland and Labrador published an update that the several in-demand health occupations for public and private healthcare providers are now exempt from provincial labour market testing processes, such as the Job Vacancy Assessment and Atlantic Immigration Program advertising requirements. The excluded occupations are Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Practice Nurses, Personal Care Attendants, Clinical Psychologists, Medical Physicist, Radiation Therapists, and Dosimetrists.

Newfoundland and Labrador updated the list of Designated Employers for Atlantic Immigration

On September 19, 2019, the list of Newfoundland and Labrador employers taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has been updated. The province added 9 more employers. The list now contains 279 employers that have been designated by the provincial government to participate in the AIPP. In total, currently, there are 2,273 designated employers in all four Atlantic Provinces that can hire foreign workers through the AIPP.

Newfoundland and Labrador is waiting for Entrepreneurs

On August 26, 2019, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the province will hold four rounds of Expressions of Interest (EOI) for International Entrepreneurs under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP). The province is looking after entrepreneurs around the world who wish to immigrate to the province and are ready to launch a new business or purchase the existing one. The EOI rounds will open on the following dates: September 13 to 20, 2019, October 11 to 18, 2019, November 8 to 15, 2019, December 6 to 13, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador updated the list of Designated Employers under the AIPP

On August 20, 2019, the list of Newfoundland and Labrador employers taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has been updated. The province added 17 more employers. The list now contains 270 employers that have been designated by the provincial government to participate in the AIPP. This program fast-tracks eligible foreign workers and international graduates with a job offer from a designated employer for Canadian permanent residence

The International Entrepreneur stream to Newfoundland and Labrador is currently open

On August 9, 2019, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador International opened the Entrepreneur stream of Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP). This is the fourth round of Expressions of Interest (EOI) for International Entrepreneurs who are willing to immigrate to the province. To be eligible for the International Entrepreneur category, business owners or business managers must launch a new business or purchase an existing one and must be actively involved in the management of the business. After a continuous operation of the business for at least one year, the entrepreneur may be nominated for permanent resident status. The stream will remain open until August 15.

Newfoundland and Labrador encountered applications backlog

The processing times for candidates in the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program has doubled, as the number of new applications has risen sharply. Although the normal processing time is 25 business days, the current processing time lasts two and a half months. The number of inquiries being 50% higher than in the previous year. The combined number of applications in the queue for the NLPNP and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) was triple the number from 2018. According to the NL authorities, there were 49 NLPNP applications in the line-up in late May 2018; while in 2019 the number is 88. As for the AIPP, there was only 1 AIPP application in late May 2018; while now the number jumped to 68 in the same period. Processing more efficient applications may result in more immigration officials being hired as the trend continues. The provincial immigration department expected to get 1,700 immigrants by 2022, however, this number is expected to be exceeded this year.

The fourth round of International Entrepreneurs invitations

On July 9, 2019, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the fourth round of Expressions of Interest (EOI) for International Entrepreneurs who wish to settle in the province and be engaged in the daily operation of a business they create, join, or take over. The International Entrepreneur category under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) will be open from August 9-15, 2019. In addition, the International Graduate Entrepreneur category also remains open to international graduates of Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic who wish to create or co-own and manage a business in the province. 

Newfoundland and Labrador appointed four companies to examine the net worth for business immigrants

On June 19, 2019, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced Designated Suppliers List for International Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur net worth verification and source of funds for business immigration stream applicants under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP). The province appointed Deloitte LLP, Grant Thornton LLP, BDO Canada LLP, and MNP LLP for this role for a period of one year. Since 2017, the number of individuals supported toward permanent residency in Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by over 25%. Preliminary data for 2018 shows that 1,530 individuals became permanent residents in the province, a 20% increase compared to 2017.

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador has updated its list of designated employers

On April 2, 2019, the list of Newfoundland and Labrador employers taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has been updated, and the provincial government is encouraging foreign nationals to get in touch with them. The list contains 226 employers that have been designated by the provincial government to participate in the AIPP. This program fast-tracks eligible foreign workers and international graduates with a job offer from a designated employer for Canadian permanent residence

Second Round of Expressions of Interest for International Entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador

On February 1, 2019, the Government Newfoundland and Labrador announced that it will open the second round of Expressions of Interest for prospective International Entrepreneurs. The Expression of Interest process for individuals interested in being considered for this category under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) will open on February 22, 2019, and will remain open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. NT. The International Graduate Entrepreneur category remains open to international graduates of Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic who wish to create or co-own and manage a business in the province. Expressions of Interest for individuals interested in being considered for this category may be submitted at any time.

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