Newfoundland & Labrador PNP Skilled Worker Category

If a person has a guaranteed employment offer from someone in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, or is someone who is already residing in the province while holding a job under a work permit – they might get to participate in this category of immigration. NLPNP is always looking for people who are highly skilled, and whose skills can further benefit just themselves, but the society, market, and the local economy as well.

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Here are the requirements that an employer in the province will need to meet, in order to qualify offering a job, under this category:

  • The job should be a full-time one, and it should meet all the industry standard regarding wages.
  • The employer must be able to showcase their clear intention to hire an immigrant.
  • There shouldn’t be any bargaining agreements or any disputes that get violated, while this job is offered.

Here are the requirements that a potential immigrant will need to meet, in order to qualify under this category:

  • They must hold a valid work permit, or they should be eligible to apply for a permit.
  • They must have the relevant qualifications, skills, and experience, for the job. If there’s a need, they should also be able to present the right credentials, certifications, and other documents for it
  • Their intention to work and permanently reside in the province should be extremely clear.
  • They should be able to demonstrate their financial capability, that is having enough funds, to sustain living in the province, along with any dependents, if they might have one.
  • A proficiency in any of the languages, English or French, is a must. For the same, they can either submit their IELTS test scores (if they have an NOC level C or D job), documents with respect to training and/or education, or an Affidavit of English Language Ability from the NL employee.

Here is a list of situations, under which a candidate might lose their qualification for the NLPNP:

  • If they are not engaged in a full-time employment (unless, a potential employer in the province can validate their need for some particular skill set)
  • If they, or any of their dependents over the age of 18, have a criminal record.
  • If they are failed refugee claimants, including those who are living in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • If they have an unresolved dispute with regards to a custody issue, or child support.
  • If they, or their employer tries to forge something about themselves on the application.
  • If they quit their job, or lose it, while the nomination process is still going on; even though it won’t disqualify them each time, it could become problematic for them.