I. International Graduate Category – NLPNP
This category has been put in place for such applicants who have completed their graduation from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Applicants are required to attain a valid job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, and the applicants must apply within two years’ time after the completion of graduation, so that they could be considered for the nomination under NLPNP.
Requirements for Eligibility:
- Applicants are required to have finished at least half of their studies in a recognized Canadian University/College.
- Applicants must have completed a degree/diploma program of at least two years.
- Applicants are required to have attained a full time job offer related to their field of study from an employer based in the province of Newfoundland.
- Applicants are required to have the skills, qualifications and essential accreditation to perform the job they are offered.
- The job that is being offered must have compensation/wages which is similar to industry standards and which are according to provincial employments standards.
- The job that has been offered has a prospect of advancement.
- The job offer is required not to breach any bargaining agreements or employment disputes.
- The applicants are required to apply within the time frame of two years with regards to their graduation in order to be eligible for the NLPNP category.
- Applicants are required to attain a legal status to work in Canada, to be more specific; they need to have a Canada Post-Graduate Work Permit (please note that this is uncommon under most PNP categories & streams).
- Applicants must be able to make evident that they have intention to work and live in Newfoundland and Labrador province.
- Applicants are required to have the financial resources in order to not only support themselves but also any dependents that may come with them to Canada.
- Applicants must prove their proficiency in the language of English or French. This could be demonstrated by an affidavit of your employer which would attest your ability, the other way is by providing education and/or training documents.
- Due to the change of circumstances under the federal law, applicants who have attained job offers for semi to low-skilled occupations are required to submit test results, which would eventually prove that they meet the minimum requirements of language proficiency.
- It is important to know that such graduates, who had attended a college/university outside of the province of Newfoundland, but within Canada, may need to have 1 year of work experience at least in the related field of study.
People who are not eligible under this NLPNP category are mentioned below:
- Applicants who have not been able to complete their studies.
- Rejected Refugee Claimants.
- Those people who are refugee claimants and residing in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Those students who have a will to return back to his/her home country upon the completion of their studies.
- If the applicant or any of their dependent family members have a criminal record at the age of above 18 years. This is applied whether or not the dependent family member comes to Canada.
- If the applicant, or any of the dependent family members has a serious medical condition. This is applied whether or not the dependent family member comes to Canada.
- Applicants facing unsolved custody or child support issues.
- Those applicants who would have misrepresented the information in their application.
- The applicants may lose their nomination/ residency process in case of quitting their job in the process of nomination