Newfoundland & Labrador to start a new immigration stream

Newfoundland and Labrador new stream

The Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador is starting a new PNP stream for international students and highly skilled foreign nationals willing to work in Canada in the tech sector. The new stream will start in 2021.

There’s a growing demand for highly skilled tech workers among the tech industry employers in Newfoundland & Labrador. The new pathway that will meet this demand will be Priority Skills Newfoundland & Labrador.

From January 2, 2021, anyone with a specialized qualification or an advanced academic certification in the following be able to apply for jobs via this stream:

  • Healthcare
  • Information and communication technology
  • Aquaculture
  • Agriculture
  • Oceans technology

These include:

  • Masters and doctoral graduates who did their study in Canada from Newfoundland & Labrador’s Memorial University within the last 3 years
  • Those who are exceptionally qualified and have worked in a highly-skilled, specialized, and in-demand job for a minimum of 1 year

With the new PNP stream, the province aims at getting more newcomers with great talent, fresh ideas, and a growth perspective.

The travel restrictions imposed by Canada due to COVID-19 has not dampened the ambition of the province to meet its immigration targets for 2022. Currently, the province is aiming at increasing immigration to 2,500 new Canada PRs annually.

The jobs considered in-demand under the new program are:

  • AI developers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • .NET developers
  • UI/UX developers
  • Software developers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Infrastructure engineers
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Python developers

Those considered in-demand also include:

  • Computer network support specialists
  • Cloud specialists
  • Security specialists
  • Bioinformaticians

Applicants for the new program must be aged at least 21 years and must have level 5 or higher on either the CELPIP or IELTS tests.

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PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

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