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Express Entry Provincial Nominee

Newfoundland & Labrador

Minimum requirements

To be nominated by a province and substantially increase Express Entry CRS, the applicant must have a valid Express Entry profile, meets and maintains minimum requirements of either Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades or Canadian Experience Class stream

Express Entry profile
Have a valid Express Entry profile and be able to maintain its eligibility requirements
Job offer
1 year or more with the possibility of extension under TEER Category 0, 1, 2, 3 from an eligible employer
Work permit
Have or eligible to apply, including the post-graduation work permit
EOI Profile
Meet or exceed 67 / 100 points
Work experience
1 year within the last 10 years if in a high-skilled occupation from outside of Canada, or
1 year within the last 3 years if in a high-skilled occupation in Canada, or
2 years within the last 5 years if in a skilled trades occupation
Equivalent to 1-year post-secondary education in Canada

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee the applicant will receive the invitation.
Applicant and employer must meet recruitment requirements to be nominated.

Application process

Process timeline of preparing and reviewing the application
between applicant with Provincial and Federal Government

Open Express Entry Profile
Stage 1

Submit an Express Entry profile to IRCC when eligible with Newfoundland & Labrador as the destination. The profile is scored and ranked.Profile valid for 12 months

Nomination submission
Stage 2

Create and submit the application to The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism when minimum requirements are met.Profile valid for 12 months

Decision of Nomination
Stage 3

Application approved, the applicant receives a Nomination Certificate to update their Express Entry profile and receive additional points.Province reviews in 25 days

Federal invitation
Stage 4

Applicant having a higher CRS score or same CRS score with the profile created earlier will receive invitation to apply.
Profiles are selected every 2 weeks

Get PR Status
Stage 5

Application approved, the applicant gets Permanent Resident status after landing or confirming on IRCC Portal.IRCC reviews in 6 months

Candidate who has submitted their application to IRCC before the expiry of work permit may apply for a work permit extension to continue working legally.

Success factors

Crucial elements affect the decision

Background elements
Settlement fund
Canadian work experience
Work experience
Management experience
Employer supports
Occupation in Canada
Job position
Field study in Canada
Employer Letter of Support
Community referral letter
Farm experience
Job offer
Business proposal
Residential area
Provincial nomination
Education in Canada
Express Entry profile
Provincial invitation
Scoring factors
Work experience

* Adaptability generally includes but not limited to ties to the province (education, relatives in the province, work experience).
* Figures may be rounded for presentation purposes, please refer to federal or provincial government websites for the most accurate information.


Benefits the applicant and their accompanying family members are entitled to when becoming permanent residents


The immigration application includes the applicant's spouse and children

Work and study
Work and study

Keep working legally with the letter of support for work permit renewal


Access to high-quality modern public health care as same as Canadian


Free or lower tuition for children depends on the level of education


Access to social benefits as same as Canadian

Mobility right
Mobility right

Live and work anywhere under Permanent Resident status


Ability to sponsor relatives if the conditions are met


Ability to obtain citizenship if residency conditions are met

Specific requirements

Important requirements the applicant should note

Immigration Ineligibility

  • Not accepted or ineligible into the Express Entry pool
  • Not meet or maintain the minimum score of 67/100 if applying under Federal Skilled Worker stream
  • Have an unresolved refugee or humanitarian claim in Canada
  • Have applied for refugee and been refused
  • Unable to provide the required documents at the time of application
  • Unable to prove the intention and ability to live in Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Unable to prove the ability to become economically established
  • Applicant or any dependent family member have a criminal record
  • In unresolved custody or child support disputes
  • Applicant or representative has intentionally misrepresented in the immigration application
  • Job offer for contract, seasonal, part-time, or short-term position or pay in cash or commission
  • Home-based or remote work

Basic requirements

  • Have a work permit that is valid for more than 4 months at time of application or eligible to apply
  • Meet or exceed 67 / 100 points
  • May be invited for an interview with NLPNP Program Officer to clarify information

Work experience

Duration depends on the primary occupation:

  • 1 year within the last 10 years if in a high-skilled occupation, or
  • 2 years within the last 5 years if in a skilled trades occupation, or
  • 1 year within the last 3 years if in a high-skilled or skilled trades occupation in Canada

Job offer

  • Full-time for at least 1 year with a comparable wage under TEER category 0, 1, 2, 3 from an eligible employer


  • Have graduated 1-year post-secondary program (college, university, trade school)
  • Foreign education credential(s) must be assessed by Educational Credential Assessment
  • Licence to practice or membership in the provincial regulatory bodies, if working in regulated occupations


  • Have the business registered as a permanently established organization
  • Operate at least 2 consecutive years
  • Employ 2 permanent, full-time local employees if the business located within St. John’s area, or 1 if outside
  • Nếu đồng sở, ứng viên không được sở hữu trên 10% If co-owner,
  • Fully comply with federal and provincial laws and regulations in employment, labor, immigration
  • Demonstrate enough efforts of hiring Canadian or Permanent Residents before offering the position
  • Will be invited to an interview with PNP Specialist to verify documents