Last Updated Nov 25,2020

New Immigration Pathway to Attract Newcomers to Stay in Newfoundland and Labrador



Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government has announced a New Immigration Pathway. The pathway focuses on Priority Skills requirement and targeting will attract highly educated, highly skilled newcomers for the province. The program is about to launch on January 2, 2021. The highly focus sector of the program is technology. However, there some other sectors which may going to considered in the near future as well.

The new program will be going to address the labour shortage of the specific and high-growth sectors. It will also consider the opinion from the employers and their growing demand of skilled and experience worker for their organizations and for the province too.

The key highlight of the program is that this New Immigration Pathway will precisely look to Retain Newcomers Who Are Already In The Province.

Who Can Be Eligible For This New NLPNP Pathway Program?

Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador will be open to persons who have one or more of the following advanced academic or specialized qualifications in priority sectors such as Information and Communications Technology, Oceans Technology, Health Care, Agriculture and Aquaculture:

This new program emphases for the candidates who have these given below specialized qualification and certain sectors such as, Information and Communications Technology, Oceans Technology, Health Care, Agriculture and Aquaculture. Qualifying criteria are

  •  The candidates who have done their Masters or Ph.D. Degree from the Memorial University in the past three years. Or
  • The candidates who are exceptionally qualified and have at least 1 year of experience in specialized high skilled and high-demand occupations of the province.
  • Candidates who received an invitation to submit their application under Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program.

Here is the list of highly skilled high-demand occupations which require professionals who have at least a year experience in these occupations. However, the list of in-demand occupations will be revised on the regular basis.

  •  Software Developer
  •  Biomedical Engineer
  •  UI/UX Developer
  •  Electrical Engineer
  •  AI Developer
  •  Mechanical Engineer
  •  Python Developer
  •  .NET Developer
  •  Infrastructure Engineer
  •  Security Specialist
  •  Cloud Specialist
  •  Bioinformatician
  • Computer Network Support


The Newfoundland and Labrador province is demanding the highly educated and highly skilled newcomers. Currently, due to the pandemic situation, they are looking to retain the who are already in the province.

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