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 International Graduate Category – NLPNP

This category is for those individuals who have graduated from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Applicants must have a valid job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer and must apply within two years of their graduation in order to be considered for nomination under the NLPNP.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed at least half of their studies in a recognized Canadian college or university;
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of full-time study towards a diploma or degree program;
  • Applicants must have received a valid full-time job offer in their field of student, or a related field of student, from an employer operating within the province of Newfoundland;
  • Applicants must have the skills, qualifications and necessary accreditation to perform the job they are offered;
  • The job being offered must have compensation/wages that is similar to industry standards and in accordance with provincial employments standards;
  • The job being offered has opportunity for advancement;
  • The job offer must not contravene any bargaining agreements or employment disputes;
  • Applicants must apply within two years of their graduation to be eligible under this NLPNP category;
  • Applicants must have legal status to work in Canada, such as by way of having a Canada Post-Graduate Work Permit (note that this is unusual for most PNP categories and stream);
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they intend to live and work in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Applicants must have the financial resources to support themselves and any dependents that may be coming with them to Canada;
  • Applicants must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English or French language. This can be done by an affidavit from your employer attesting to your ability or by submitting education and/or training documents;
  • Due to changes under federal law, applicants who have job offers for semi to low-skilled occupations must now provide tests results, in order to prove they meet the minimum language requirements.
  • Note that those graduates who attended a university or college outside of Newfoundland, but within Canada, may have to have at least 1 year of work experience in their field of study.


The following people are not eligible under this NLPNP category:

  • Applicants who have not completed his or her studies;
  • Failed refugee claimants;
  • Refugee claimants living in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • The student is expected to return to his or her country once he or she has graduated;
  • Where the applicant, or any of their dependent family member over the age of 18, have a criminal record (this applies whether or not such family members will be going to Canada with the applicant);
  • Where the applicant, or any of the dependent family members have a serious medical condition (this applies whether or not your dependent family members come with you to Canada);
  • Applicant with unresolved custody or child support disputes;
  • Where an applicant has misrepresented themselves in their application;
  • If an applicant quits or loses their job in the nomination process, the applicant may lose their eligibility and have their nomination and/or Canadian permanent residency application cancelled.