Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland And Labrador Entrepreneur Program

Newfoundland and Labrador Nominee Program is one of the units of the provincial selectee programs. It enables the province to choose skilled workers according to the labour business interest of Newfoundland and Labrador. Applicants called by the NL PNP will gain an additional score under the CRS, seeking an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

This province might be the ideal Canadian emigration option if you seek an excellent place to develop a career or support your family. The country welcomes thousands of foreigners every year to undertake the labour shortage.

Newfoundland And Labrador Nominee Program

Immigration Program

This stream offers many programs, but the primary programs are given through the below categories.

Read more about these programs.

Immigration Program in Newfoundland And Labrador


The documents required for the Newfoundland Labrador PNP vary. It fluctuates depending on the program of emigration to which you are appealing.

Some fundamental documentation required for the Newfoundland and Labrador PNP are:

  • Acceptable passport.
  • Birth and Marriage certificate.
  • Language ability and the job offer.
  • Police clearance license and settlement funds.
  • Proof of relationship and past work experience.
  • Medical test.
  • Dependent child pieces of information.

Application Process

The application process for this program is explained below:

  • Make sure that you apply to the Canadian Express Entry.
  • If you meet the requirements, make your EE profile.
  • Submit the documents needed in the process and keep in view that information is accurate.
  • Your submitted application will be checked and reviewed by the EE pool, and if you are a valid candidate and meets the requirements, you will receive the NOI.
  • After receiving NOI, you will get EOI.
  • After that, you will require the nomination, and for that, you have to wait until you receive it.
  • The program will give the nomination to the EE profile if you are eligible.
  • By accepting that, you will gain 600 additional CRS points.
  • Now, you can submit your form for permanent residence for the next 6 months.

Cost Required

You have to pay the registration fees for this program which is 500$ CAD, and an additional 250$ CAD if you have a dependent child.

The application time is approximately 6 months.

You can serve and reside in Newfoundland and Labrador with comfort because of the vast availability of employment in the region. You can even demand Canadian citizenship after 3 years.

Newfoundland Entrepreneur streams

1. International Entrepreneur Category (Newfoundland And Labrador Entrepreneur Program)

The category for people who want to buy and manage a business in Newfoundland and Labrador is foreign nationals with experience. It would be best if you showed that you know how to do it. You also need to have much money and net worth.

Language Proficiency

Applicants will be required to provide proof of language proficiency in English or French. At least CLB level 5 is required.  


Applicants must show that they have completed a minimum level of education equivalent to a Canadian high school diploma. If completed outside of Canada, this must be supported by an Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA).

Work Experience

Candidates must have sufficient work experience to establish and run a business in Newfoundland & Labrador successfully. This can be demonstrated through at least two years of experience as an active business owner-manager or more than five years of experience as a senior business manager. 

Investment Requirement

Candidates need to demonstrate that they can invest in and establish a business in Newfoundland & Labrador. Therefore, candidates must demonstrate a personal net worth of at least CAD 600,000 and make a minimum investment of CAD 200,000 in a new or existing business that they purchase.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferNo
Language ProficiencyCLB 5
Level of EducationHigh School
Work Experience2 years managing/owning a business OR 5 years as senior business manager
Investment RequirementNet Worth: $600,000 CAD
Investment: $200,000 CAD

2. International Graduate Entrepreneur Category (Newfoundland And Labrador Entrepreneur Program)

This category is for people who live in Newfoundland and Labrador, who have finished a post-secondary program and have been in business for at least one year.

Connection to Province

Applicants must have completed a post-secondary program of at least two years. The applicant must have at least one year of experience owning and managing a business in the province. 

Language Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in either English or French at a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark level 7.  

Level of Education

Applicants must have a minimum of a post-secondary educational credential of at least two years. The credential must have been completed within 2 years of submitting the Expression of Interest.

Work Experience

Applicants must have at least one year of experience in actively managing and owning a business in which they hold a minimum of one-third ownership in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceEducation AND
Work Experience
Job OfferNo
Language ProficiencyCLB 7
Level of Education2-year post-secondary program
Work Experience1 year as business owner and manager
Investment RequirementNone

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a program that helps Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans find jobs in the area. The AIPP is an economic growth initiative developed by the federal government with Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Newcomers who have obtained a job offer from a designated employer in Newfoundland and Labrador can enter this program.

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