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Provincial Nominee Program in Newfoundland & Labrador

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"Every year, Canada opens its doors to over 200,000 immigrants. In order for these immigrants to be accepted into the country, however, they need to have filed all necessary paperwork and waited for their case to be accepted by Immigration Canada. So our economy is not negatively affected by immigration, Canada has set up Provincial Nominee Programs tailored to granting skilled immigrants priority over unskilled immigrants."
Written by My Visa Source Team
Updated on:  Feb 21, 2021
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Every year, Canada opens its doors to over 200,000 immigrants. In order for these immigrants to be accepted into the country, however, they need to have filed all necessary paperwork and waited for their case to be accepted by Immigration Canada. So our economy is not negatively affected by immigration, in Canada most provinces and territories have their own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) tailored to granting skilled immigrants priority over unskilled immigrants.

How Can Immigration Harm Canada’s Economy?

Even though allowing people from all around the world to immigrate to Canada is the ethical thing to do, allowing everyone to enter the country isn’t. This is because there are not enough jobs available that can accommodate unskilled workers, and so allowing unskilled immigrants entry into Canada can raise the poverty level, worsening its economic structure. To prevent this from occurring, provinces like Newfoundland & Labrador are willing to grant an expedited immigration process to skilled and educated immigrants.

What Would Happen without the Provincial Nominee Program?

While a large number of unskilled immigrants are still granted entry into Canada every year, these numbers are controlled. This is to ensure that immigrants who need minimum-wage paying jobs will have enough opportunities available to them. By allowing skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs into the country first, the economy is built up and supported, creating extra jobs for the Canadian people, and setting up stable grounds for the entry of immigrants of all skill levels.

How Does the Provincial Nominee Program in Newfoundland Help the Economy?

Provinces like Newfoundland & Labrador have limited minimum-wage jobs available, which is why it isn’t beneficial for the Federal Government to allow a large volume of unskilled workers into the province at once. The Provincial Nominee Program in Newfoundland and Labrador creates more job opportunities for both existing Canadian citizens and future citizens.

Take a look at our regularly updated Latest Express Entry Draw Updates and our Canada PNP Draw Updates.

Who Can Apply to the Provincial Nominee Program in Newfoundland & Labrador?

Every province has a different set of rules and categories that render an individual eligible for the NLPNP. When it comes to Newfoundland & Labrador, the Federal Government has decreed that there are 3 possible categories a foreigner can qualify into.

Applicants who have managed to secure a legitimate job offer can apply through the Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker Program. Those who have the right criteria and receive a Provincial Nomination, will have extra points attributed to their file. These points fall under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) - See our Express Entry CRS Calculator.

Should an applicant have a precedented number of points, they can receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants who have not secured a legitimate job offer are not eligible to apply to the NLPNP through the Express Entry Option. This is Newfoundland and Labrador's one PNP stream that is linked with the federal Express Entry system.

On top of needing a set amount of money liquidated into a settlement fund, those applying for the NLPNP must pay a non-refundable fee of $250 CAD per person.

What Are the Next Steps for Immigrants Who Don’t Qualify for the NLPNP?

While the differences between the NLPNP and other Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada are minor, they are still notable. For instance, the NLPNP uses the Comprehensive Ranking System to facilitate their immigration process while some Provinces do not. If an immigrant doesn’t qualify for the Express Entry Program in their desired province, they can apply to provinces whose requirements they meet.

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