Express Entry Skilled Worker Category

This is one of the expedited paths to Canadian PR for provincially nominated candidates. This program is designed for skilled workers who wish to settle in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. The candidates must hold a guaranteed, full-time job offer and should meet certain eligibility requirements too.

Program Requirements

Express Entry Profile

Yes

Connection to Province

No

Job Offer

Yes

Language Proficiency

Per Express Entry Requirements

Level of Education

Post-Secondary

Work Experience

NOC 0, A, or B

1 year

Investment Requirement

None

 

Applicant Requirements

 

Express Entry Requirement

As this category is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, the candidates must have an active Express Entry profile in order to apply for it.

Job Offer

In order to be eligible for this stream, the candidates must have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland & Labrador employer that meets the standards of the industry. In case the job offer is in a regulated occupation, the candidate must demonstrate their ability to work in that profession. Additionally, the job offer must be in a position classified as NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. A foreign worker must show a valid work permit if currently working in Canada.

Language Proficiency

Official language test results must be provided by all the candidates demonstrating that they meet the language proficiency as claimed on their Express Entry profile.

Level of Education

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must have at least a post-secondary degree or diploma completed in Canada or equivalent.

Work Experience

The candidates must have at least 1 year of work experience in the past 10 years. The experience must be in profession listed in a NOC Skill Level as 0, A, or B.

Points Assessment Grid

In order to be eligible, the candidates must score at least 67 points out of 100 on the Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.

Settlement Funds

The settlement funds requirement must be met by all the candidates as determined by IRCC, which can be demonstrated through their own finances or by maintaining a valid offer of employment.

Intention to Reside

All the candidates must demonstrate their strong intention to reside in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Employer Requirements

 

Job Offer Requirements

The NL employers must offer the foreign national a full-time, permanent position that has to have a salary and benefits package on par with provincial norms for the said occupation.

Business Requirements

The business must be established in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador and must have been in operation for at least 2 years. In case the business is located in the St. John’s metropolitan area, the employer ought to have at least 2 full-time local, permanent employees. On the contrary, the employer can have at least 1 full-time local, permanent employee.

Recruitment Requirements

The employer must demonstrate (with proof) that they have made a considerable effort to employ a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the said position before the offer was extended to the foreign national.
 

Points Assessment Grid

The applicants must also score at least 67 out of a possible 100 on the Points Assessment Grid in addition to meeting the above requirements to be eligible for this stream. All the applicants are graded on factors like their connection to the labour market, adaptability, education, work experience, age, and language abilities.

Overview of Factors

Factor

Max Points

Education

28

Language Proficiency

27

Age

12

Work Experience

20

Connection to Labour Market and Adaptability

13

Minimum Pass 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

 

Connection

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

Application Procedure

This stream accepts applications all year around; however, skilled workers interested to immigrate to the province of Newfoundland & Labrador must first submit a profile to the federal Express Entry pool. Once accepted into the Federal Express Entry pool and having a job offer from a Newfoundland & Labrador employer, the candidates may submit their application. Successful applicants receive a nomination.

After accepting the provincial nomination, the applicant’s CRS score gets increased by 600 points, virtually guaranteeing them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR in the next Express Entry draw. Upon receiving an ITA, the applicant must prepare and submit an official application within the designated timeframe. Such applications generally get processed within 6 months.