NLPNP: Skilled Worker

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.

Apply Process

To apply to the Skilled Worker Category, please follow the steps

Step 1: Complete all provincial forms listed below

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Step 2: Complete the federal forms listed below

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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:
  • 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
    A1B 4J6