What is the Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Nominee Program?
The Newfoundland and
Labrador Provincial Nominee Program was created through an agreement
between the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland
and Labrador. It allows the Province to recruit immigrants in order to
meet its industrial, economic and labour market needs. A person who is
nominated by Newfoundland and Labrador can then apply for a permanent resident
visa at a visa office abroad, under the immigration category of Provincial
How do I apply for the
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program?
Self-Assessment shows that you have enough points, and you want to settle
and work in Newfoundland and Labrador, you should submit your application to
be assessed by an appointed Program Officer. Newfoundland and Labrador
has a set of criteria for Provincial Nominees, each of which is awarded a
certain number of points. The criteria include age, education, intended
occupation in Newfoundland and Labrador, guaranteed employment in Newfoundland
and Labrador, work experience, language and adaptability. You should
complete the Self-Assessment Guide in this package to see if you have
enough points to be considered for the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial
Provincial Nominee Applicants must not
submit any applications or documents to a Canadian Visa Office until they are
instructed to do so by the Department of Industry, Trade and Rural
Will I need to have a medical
who is approved as a Provincial Nominee, his or her spouse and dependent
children, will ALL need to have a medical examination. The medical
examination and background check are requirements of Citizenship and
Immigration Canada. Any related costs are the responsibility of the
applicant. Successful applicants will receive further instructions regarding
how and when to complete these tasks. Do not have a medical examination for
immigration purposes until you are instructed to do so by Citizenship and
Will I be subjected to
background and other checks?
will require a background check. Any related costs are the responsibility
of the applicant. Background checks are based on the requirements of
Citizenship and Immigration Canada and include security, criminality and
Will I need to be registered
or licensed to work in Newfoundland and Labrador?
require registration or licensing to work in Newfoundland and Labrador, as a
matter of course. If you have enough points in the selection criteria to
qualify as a Provincial Nominee, you may apply, even if your occupation
is regulated or requires licensing. A Program Officer will inform you
of these requirements, if applicable.
How much money must I bring
with me to settle in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Government of Canada recommends that you have at least $10,000 (Canadian)
plus $2,000 (Canadian) per dependent. The amount of money that you need to be
selected as a Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee will depend on
other factors, such as whether you have a job in Newfoundland and Labrador or
if you have relatives who can support you. We may ask for further information
about your financial resources, as necessary.
How long will it take for me
to receive a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa?
times will vary. Certain things can delay processing of your application:
incomplete or unsigned application forms, missing documents, insufficient
postage, missing fees, unclear photocopies, documents not accompanied by a
certified English or French translation, a medical condition which may require
additional tests, involvement in criminal activity, family situations such as
divorce, custody or maintenance issues, or failure to notify the Canadian visa
office of a change of address. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED FASTER IF
YOU AVOID THESE PROBLEMS.
If I am successful in
obtaining 40 points on my self-assessment score sheet, am I guaranteed the
support of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in obtaining Provincial
Nominee Class status?
There are no
guarantees. Obtaining the minimum score of 40, or any other score, does not
automatically qualify an applicant to be a Provincial Nominee. There are a
number of other factors to be considered by the Province before exercising its
prerogative in nominating any candidate as a Provincial Nominee.
If I am currently applying for
a Canadian visa under the Refugee Category, may I apply instead to the
Provincial Nominee Class for consideration?
Provincial Nominee Class has as its mandate the recruitment of individuals
that have demonstrated skills over a period of years and possess other
qualifications as required by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Are there any costs associated
with making this application?
Yes. Once your
application is complete it must be submitted to the address indicated on the
cover sheet of this Application Kit.
Accompanying the application must be a bank money order or other certified
banking instrument, payable to the Newfoundland Exchequer Account in the
amount of $1,000 (Canadian). This is a non-refundable application fee and its
payment does not in any way guarantee an approval of your application.
Am I required to visit Newfoundland and
Labrador as part of this application process?While the
Applicant is not required to visit Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the
application process, it is recommended that he or she do so in order to
familiarize themselves with the local culture, the quality of life here as
well as the many business opportunities which
exist in the Province.
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