NL PNP Express Entry Skilled Worker

NL PNP Express Entry Skilled Worker

The NL PNP Express Entry Skilled Worker stream selects applicants who:

  • Have a profile in the federal Express Entry System;
  • Have a valid job offer;
  • And want to settle in the province.

Who can apply under the NL PNP Express Entry Skilled Worker?

You can apply to this stream if:

  • you live outside Canada, and
  • have a job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer.
  • Also, the employer giving the job must show proof of hiring.

Also, the applicant getting the job offer must:

  • Have been accepted in the Express Entry system and must have a valid express entry key code;
  • In the PNP assessment grid, the applicant must score a minimum of 67 out of 100;
  • Must have a job offer which:
    • Is full-time and regular
    • Meets the current labour and wage rate standards
    • Must not clash with any existing bargaining agreement; or
    • Be in a labour dispute.
  • Have a valid IRCC work permit or can apply for one;
  • Must have a Canadian degree or diploma, or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report that must prove that foreign degree or diploma is at par with Canadian education standards;
  • Give proof of having a license and or certificate to do a regulated job (if applicable);
  • Give proof of settlement funds and show the intent of permanently settling in the province;
  • Have a minimum language skill level in English/French.


NL PNP Express Entry Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid

To qualify in this stream, all applicants must get a minimum of 67 scores out of 100 as per the Points Assessment Grid. Your profile must get a score against these 5 factors such as:

  • Age
  • Education level and training
  • Language skill level
  • Skilled work experience
  • Labour market connection and adaptability


Age

Age (Maximum 12 points)
Less than 18 years 0
18 – 21 years 8
21 – 33 years 12
34 – 45 years 10
46 – 50 8


Education Level and training

Education Level and training (Maximum 28 points)
Master’s degree 28
Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of a full-time study program 23
A Department of Advanced Education and Skills approved trade certificate which is equal to journeyperson status in the province 23
Minimum 2 years of a full-time post-secondary degree, diploma, certificate or a certificate which is equal to the same 18
Minimum 1 year of a full-time post-secondary degree, diploma, certificate or a certificate which is equal to a trade certificate 15


Language Skill Level

To qualify all applicants must give valid language test results to show that they have job-ready English/French language skills. To do so give 1 of the test results for:

  • IELTS (English)
  • CELPIP (English)
  • TEF (French)
  • TCF (French)

Your language results must show that you meet the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) to qualify and must not be more than 2 years old at the time of application.

Language Skill Level (Maximum 27 points)
CLB 8 and higher 27
CLB 7 23
CLB 6 21
CLB 5 19


Skilled Work Experience

All applicants must have work experience in a NOC 0, A, B, or C skill level job. This job experience must be related to the applicant’s field of education or training. As per this factor, applicants must have:

  • Minimum 1-year work experience within 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades); or
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience within 5 years in a skilled trade; or
  • Minimum 12 months within 3 years of skilled work experience (trades and non-trades) in Canada.
Skilled Work Experience (Maximum 20 points)
Skilled work experience gained in recent past 5 years before applying to the program
5 years 15
4 years 12
3 years 9
2 years 6
1 year 3
Skilled work experience gained in recent past 10 years before applying to the program
5 years 7
4 years 6
3 years 5
2 years 4
1 year 2


Labour Market Connection and Adaptability

Labour Market Connection and Adaptability (Maximum 13 points)
The applicant or its spouse has a close relative in Newfoundland and Labrador and this relative is a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen.

Close relative refers to mother/father, brother/sister, uncle/aunt, nephew/niece, grandparents, stepfamily members or in-laws of the same relationships

7
Past work experience of minimum 12 months within 3 years on a valid work permit in the province 3
Past study experience of minimum 1 year on a valid study permit from a Newfoundland and Labrador recognized educational institute

3