Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program - Skills

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NL PNP) - Skills Category

Score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 for Express Entry.

Skilled Worker

This category is for international workers and prospective immigrants who have skills that are beneficial to the labour market:

  • Have a guaranteed offer of employment from a local employer, or be currently working in the province on a valid work permit;
  • Employers must also demonstrate a need for the applicant’s skill set.

Express Entry Skilled Worker

If you hold a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP), you may be eligible for the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category.

  • Applicants must have a high-skilled job or job offer from a NL employer based on the National Occupational Code (NOC) opens in the new window classification system;
  • Score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the PNP point assessment grid.

International Graduate

This category is for international students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada.

  • Complete at least half of their studies in Canada, and to graduate from a publicly-funded Canadian college or university, or to have completed a minimum of a two-year diploma or degree program, while studying on a full-time basis;
  • 1-year post-graduate degree programs and certificate programs requiring a previous degree or diploma are also eligible;
  • If applicants are offered employment in a NOC C (jobs requiring secondary education and/or occupation-specific training) position, they must meet a CLB 4 level of proficiency in writing, speaking, reading, and listening.

Priority Skills NL

Currently, Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being accepted from:

1. In-demand Academic candidates: must have completed Ph.D. or Master’s degrees from Memorial University within the past 3 years in the following specialties: Technology, Health Care, Aquaculture, and Agriculture.

2. In-demand Work candidates: must have worked in a specialized, highly-skilled, in-demand occupation for at least 1 full year in the last 10 years.


No matter which of the above categories you fit in, you must:

  • Have taken an IELTS or CELPIP language test within the last 12 months and scored equivalent to CLB level 5 or higher;
  • Exceed the minimum score of 60 points.


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