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Skilled Worker Category – NLPNP

The NLPNP Skilled Worker category is much like the federal skilled worker program except that foreign nationals are nominated by the province, in support of their application to become Canadian permanent residents. Successful applicants must have a valid job offer from and Newfoundland employer and they must have the necessary skills and education to create a positive impact on the operations the Newfoundland business.



  • Applicant must have a full time job offer from and Newfoundland and Labrador employer. Compensation for the job must meet industry standards.
  • Have a Canada Work Permit or is entitled to apply for one;
  • Have the necessary qualifications, training, skills, etc for the job;
  • Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English or French language. This may be done by providing an affidavit where your employer attests to your ability. You may also provide education and training documents as proof, however applicants for semi to low-skilled occupations must provide tests results.
  • Demonstrate they intend to settle permanently in the province;
  • Job offer must not contravene any existing bargaining unit agreements or employment disputes.
  • Demonstrate they have sufficient settlements funds and financial resources to support themselves and their dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Employer must be able to demonstrate that there is a need to hire the immigrant for the job they are offering.


The following people are not eligible under this NLPNP category:

  • Failed refugee claimants, of refugee claimants living in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Those without a full-time job offer unless your employer can demonstrate the need for your skill set;
  • Where the applicant, or any of their dependent family member over the age of 18, have a criminal record;
  • Applicant with unresolved custody or child support disputes;
  • Where an applicant or their intended employer makes a deliberate misrepresentation with regards to the applicant’s 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.