Many Canadian provinces are creating new and exciting paths in their Provincial Nominee Programs to attract more newcomers. Newfoundland and Labrador introduced a new immigration pathway that targets immigrants who are already in the province.
The Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador is the new pathway in the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP). The new immigration pathway focuses on highly educated and highly skilled individuals with work experience in specialized industries. We can expect the program to go into action on January 2, 2021, so we suggest to prepare your application ASAP!
Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador Requirements
In order to be eligible for the new immigration pathway, you must have a Masters or Ph.D. graduates of Memorial University who graduated within the last 3 years with a degree related to information and communications technology, ocean technology, healthcare, agriculture, and aquaculture. You must also have worked in a specialized, highly-skilled, high demand occupations for at least one year.
For individuals with work experience, consideration will be given for in-demand occupations, such as the following:
Engineers and Developers:
- Software Developer
- Biomedical Engineer
- UI/UX Developer
- Electrical Engineer
- AI Developer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Python Developer
- .NET Developer
- Infrastructure Engineer
- Security Specialist
- Cloud Specialist
- Computer Network Support
Study in Newfoundland and Labrador for Canada PR
The Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador pathway is a perfect example of how studying in Canada is a great way to gain Permanent Residency. In this new PNP pathway, you are required to study at a specific university to be eligible for Canada PR.
The process of becoming a Permanent Resident of Newfoundland and Labrador through this pathway is as follows:
- Apply to Memorial University
- Apply for a Student Visa based on approval to Memorial University
- Obtain a Masters or Ph.D. from Memorial University
- Study and Work within the required categories
- Apply for the Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
- Obtain Canada PR through the program!