The results of the first PNP draw in Newfoundland and Labrador have been released. The Atlantic province welcomed 663 immigration candidates, including nurses, software developers, and data analysts. As well, the results of the first three draws under the Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador stream have been revealed by Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) has invited a total of 663 persons to submit for a provincial nomination so far this year. Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador are a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for highly educated, highly skilled immigrants with specialized expertise in industries where demand has overtaken local training and recruiting, such as technology and ocean sciences.
The initiative was developed to assist in addressing local labour shortages. Newcomers must have at least one year of work experience in one of Newfoundland's in-demand occupations to be eligible. It is also accessible to post-graduates who have just earned a Masters's or Doctorate at Memorial University.
The Priority Skills program's operation
Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador is a system of Expressions of Interest (EOI). Interested applicants submit an EOI and are invited to apply via the province's online portal. Individuals who are invited get a provincial nomination if they satisfy all of the Skilled Worker or Express Entry Skilled Worker criteria. This nomination will be used to support a later application to the federal government for Canadian permanent residency.
Applicants complete a questionnaire to determine their EOI score. Those who score more than 60 points will be visible to local businesses that have accounts with the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism in the province. To apply to the province's new Provincial Nominee Program, you do not need to have a job offer. However, applicants must have attracted attention from local firms and have gotten a high score in the EOI system.
To be qualified, candidates must have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least five. In addition, the language test results must be less than 12 months old. They must also be at least 21 years old and desire to live in Newfoundland and Labrador permanently.
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