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Express Entry

The Express Entry Skilled Worker category of Newfoundland and Labrador is a pathway for permanent residence in Canada to those who wish to reside in Newfoundland and Labrador. In order to be eligible to apply for provincial nomination from Newfoundland and Labrador under this category, the candidates must have an Express Entry profile, a job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer and intend to reside permanently in the province.

Major requirements

The major requirements to qualify under the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category of Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) are:

An active Express Entry profile

To be eligible under the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category of Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program(NLPNP), it is mandatory for the candidate to have an active Express Entry profile.

A valid job offer

The candidate must hold a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer that meets industry standards. The offer must be for an occupation classified under National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B. If the candidate is working in Canada at the time of submitting the application, they must have a valid work permit or otherwise be entitled to apply for a work permit. They must also submit proof of eligibility for provincial licensure or certification, if applicable.

Language Proficiency

The candidate must submit satisfactory language test results from a designated testing agency to prove that they meet the language proficiency claimed on their Express Entry profile.

Education level

The minimum level of education for a candidate to be eligible under the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category is a Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma or an equivalent foreign credential. If the degree or diploma is acquired from outside Canada, the candidate must also submit an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Work Experience

The candidate must have work experience of at least one year acquired within the last 10 years in an occupation classified under NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. Work experience of at least one year acquired within the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades) is also acceptable. Otherwise the candidate must have at least two years of paid work experience in a skilled trade acquired within the past five years or at least two years of paid work experience in a skilled trade acquired within the past five years.

Intention to reside

The candidate must demonstrate their intention to reside in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Settlement funds

In order to be eligible under the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category, the candidate must prove that they have enough settlement funds or financial resources to successfully establish themselves in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as support their dependent family members. The settlement fund requirement varies according to the size of the family.

Number of family members Funds required
One person $11,931
Two people $14,853
Three people $18,260
Four people $22,170
Five people $25,145
Six people $28,359
Seven or more $31,574

 

Requirements for the employers

Job offer: The job offer issued by the employer to the candidate must be for a full-time, permanent position. The salary and benefits must be on par with the employment laws in the province.

Business: The employer’s business must be based in Newfoundland and Labrador, and have been in operation for at least two years.  The business must have at least two permanent, full-time local employees if the business is located in the St. John’s metropolitan area. If the business is located outside St. John’s, the employer must have at least one permanent, full-time local employee.

Recruitment: The employer has to prove that they have made significant efforts to employ a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the position before hiring the foreign national.

Points Assessment Grid

The points assessment grid of the NLPNP Express Entry Skilled Worker stream grades candidates on the basis of various factors such as labour market, adaptability, education, work experience, age, and language abilities. To be eligible, the candidate must score at least 67 out of 100.

Overall points

Factor Maximum Points
Education 28
Language Proficiency 27
Age 12
Work Experience 20
Connection to the province and Adaptability 13
Minimum Score 67

 

Education

Level of Education Points
Master’s or Doctoral (PhD) level 28
Post-secondary degree – program of at least 3 years 23
Trade certification approved by the Department of Advanced Education and Skills 23
Post-secondary degree – 2 years 18
Post-secondary degree – 1 year 15
Maximum 25

 

Work Experience

 

Work Experience Points
Experience During the Five Years Preceding Application
5 years 15
4 years 12
3 years 9
2 years 6
1 year 3
Experience During 6-10 Years Preceding Application
5 years 7
4 years 6
3 years 5
2 years 4
1 year 2
Maximum 15

 

Language

Proficiency in English or French Points
CLB 8 or higher 27
CLB 7 23
CLB 6 21
CLB 5 19
Maximum 27

 

Age

Age Points
Under 18 0
18-21 8
22-33 12
34-45 10
46-50 8
50 and older 0
Maximum 12

 

Adaptability

Connection to Labour Market and Adaptability Points
The applicant or their accompanying spouse has a close relative (parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin, step-family member, or in-laws) that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Newfoundland and Labrador 7
The applicant has worked in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least 12 months within the last five years on a valid work permit 3
The applicant studied at an approved Newfoundland and Labrador post-secondary institution for at least one full academic year on a valid study permit 3
Maximum 13

 

How to apply?

A candidate can apply for provincial nomination through the Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker stream any time. However, they must first create an Express Entry profile before submitting the application and have a valid job offer before submitting the application. If nominated, they will receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking Systems core points that would guarantee an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Canada Provincial Nominee Programs offer numerous options for aspiring immigrants to make their dream come true. CanApprove have helped hundreds of its clients to make Canada their permanent home. Contact us for any assistance related to migration to Canada.

 

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