A new dawn beckons as the sun's rays gently warm the easternmost American province of Newfoundland & Labrador in Atlantic Canada. For only a few moments the province baths in sunlight every morning while the rest of the continent remains dark. As the ancient landing site of the Vikings awakens so does its blossoming economy.
The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland & Labrador is a five-year immigration plan aimed at increasing immigration to the beautiful and serene maritime province. The plan has brought in thousands of skilled immigrants who are helping boost the province economy, which currently has the third-highest GDP in Canada. Service industries account for the largest share of the province's GDP, followed closely by mining, oil production, manufacturing, and fishing.
So, let's take a closer look at how the Newfoundland & Labrador provincial nomination program (NLPNP) works, and what are the top in-demand jobs in Newfoundland & Labrador in 2020-21.
How Does the NLPNP Work?
The Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) nominates over a thousand skilled workers who meet the eligibility criteria every year to the IRCC for permanent residency. You can apply via the Newfoundland & Labrador government website. In-demand occupations in the province include long-haul truck drivers, skilled cooks and butchers, and a number of other occupations as seen below:
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada can apply for permanent residency (PR) through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP). Applicants that have a valid job offer in the NOC 0, A, B, or C categories and meet the other eligibility requirements can apply for PR at the same time as they apply for their work permit.
Skilled Workers Stream & Atlantic Immigration Pilot
The in-demand jobs in Canada under this category are broad and therefore classified under three major skill types namely; Jobs in Management (O), Professional Jobs (A), and Technical Jobs or Skilled Trades (B):
Skilled Worker Stream
Example Occupations (NOC)
O - Jobs in Management Positions
NOC 0111 Financial managers
A - Professional Jobs
NOC 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
B - Technical Jobs and Skilled Trades
NOC 7251 Plumber
Priority Skilled Stream
In-demand jobs under this category fall under four main highly skilled sectors:
Below is a list of qualifying occupations:
In-demand Occupations the Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador Stream
NOC 3111 & 3112
Physician (Family Medicine; Psychiatry; Pathology; General Internal Medicine; Radiology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Anesthesia; Pediatric Intensivists (PICU); Neonatologists (NICU); Pathology)
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
NOC 3413 & 4412
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Captain (FM4 certification required)
Farming and Feeding Manager
Cage Site Technician
Site Manager (with water quality expertise)
Engineers and Developers
NOC 2173 & 2174
Computer Network Support
Ocean Mapping Specialist
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