NLPNP: Skilled Worker
Persons who have specialized skills that have a critical impact on the operations of an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Who Is Eligible ?
- Have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, or a job or job offer that has compensation in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates;
- Have a Citizenship and Immigration Canada Work Permit or is entitled to apply for one;
- Have the qualifications, training, skills, and/or accreditation required for the job;
- Can demonstrate the intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
- Have a job or job offer that does not contravene existing bargaining unit agreements or any employment disputes;
- Can demonstrate that you have sufficient settlement funds and financial resources to successfully establish yourself and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
- Your employer (or future employer) can demonstrate a need for your skill set; and
- Can demonstrate sufficient English or French language capability to perform your employment duties.
Who Is not Eligible?
- You are a failed refugee claimant or a refugee claimant living in Newfoundland and Labrador;
- You do not have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer (unless your employer can demonstrate a need for your skill set).
- You or any dependent family member over the age of 18 (whether or not the are accompanying them) have a criminal record;
- You have unresolved custody or child support disputes. You must have these issues resolved before
starting the immigration process
- You have intentionally misrepresented yourself in the application; or
- If the employer has intentionally misrepresented themselves or you in relation to their role in business.
To apply to the Skilled Worker Category, please follow the steps
Step 1: Complete all provincial forms listed below
Note: all links below are PDFs and will open in a new window.
- Skilled Worker Application Guide
- Provincial Form – Application
- Provincial Form – Employment Offer
- Provincial Form – Declaration of Personal Net Worth
- Provincial Form – Document Checklist
Step 2: Complete the federal forms listed below
Note: all links below are external websites and will open in a new window.
- Federal Form – Application for Permanent Residence: Guide for Provincial Nominees
- Federal Form – Generic Application Form for Canada
- Federal Form – Additional Dependants/Declaration
- Federal Form – Schedule A – Background/Declaration
- Federal Form – Additional Family Information
- Federal Form – Schedule 4 – Economic Classes – Provincial Nominees
- Federal Form – Use of a Representative (if applicable)
Step 3: Gather all required supporting documents
Step 4: Submit your application
- Please address your $150 bank draft, money order or certified cheque to: NL Exchequer
- If you are currently working in the province, we will accept copies of original supporting documents with your application. If you are currently outside of the province, we require notarized copies
- Ensure that your passports and work permits are valid and not expired
- Please note you may be required to participate in an interview with a NLPNP Program Officer
- Ensure that you include your Federal forms with your NLPNP application. If you are nominated, these forms will be returned to you to submit with your immigration application
- Review your application and document checklist before applying. If you have any questions during this process, please contact:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (709) 729-5847
- Please send your application to:
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism
Human Resources, Labour and Employment
136 Crosbie Road, Viking Bldg., 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL