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Is your occupation exempt from labour market testing in N&L?

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The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador has exempted certain in-demand occupations from labour market testing. The move aims to make it easier for Newfoundland and Labrador employers hire foreign workers through the Atlantic Immigration Program and thus effectively address the labour shortages in the province. The major labour market testing processes applicable in Newfoundland and Labrador are Job Vacancy Assessment and advertising.
Job vacancy assessment is similar to Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA) and it aims to prove that the employer has exhausted all possible ways to hire a suitable candidate from the local labour market before inviting a foreign worker to fill the vacancy. Another requirement is advertising.
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Exemption from labour market testing is applicable only for those occupations which are on the in-demand list of Newfoundland and Labrador. The in-demand occupations of Newfoundland and Labrador belong to three sectors: the Healthcare sector, the Information and Communications Technology sector as well as the aquaculture sector.
The occupations in the healthcare sector, which are exempt from labour market testing, are:

  • Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN)
  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Dosimetrist

The ICT occupations which are exempt from provincial labour market testing are:

In-demand aquaculture sector occupations:

  • Captain (FM4 certification required)
  • Farming and Feeding Manager
  • Facility Technician
  • Assistant Manager
  • Cage Site Technician
  • Site Manager (with water quality expertise)
  • Area Manager

Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)
The Atlantic Immigration Program, an employer-driven fast-track immigration program, allows the employers in four Atlantic Provinces of Canada to hire foreign workers for positions they cannot fill with local workers. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island are the four Atlantic provinces of Canada.  To migrate to Canada under Atlantic Immigration Program, the candidate must have obtained a job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada.
If an employer offers a job to a foreign worker and they accept it, the employer needs to connect the worker with a designated settlement service provider organization. This allows the candidate to develop a settlement plan. If the position needs to be filled quickly, a temporary work permit is ideal. However, the candidate needs to apply for Permanent residence within 90 days of applying for temporary work permit.
Do you wish to settle in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador? Know more about Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program and other provincial nominee program. Contact CanApprove for detailed info.

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