The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program


New Employer Fees and Regulations for LMIA-exempt Work Permit Applications

As a result of the federal government’s reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the following fees and regulations affecting the Provincial Nominee Program came into force on February 21, 2015:

  • a $230 compliance fee for employers;
  • a requirement for employers to submit employment information directly to CIC; and
  • a new fee of $100 on open work permit applications.

Employers are required to pay a $230 compliance fee when hiring foreign nationals (workers) under employer-specific LMIA exemptions (e.g., provincial/territorial agreements such as Provincial Nominee Programs, intra-company transferees, foreign workers entering under trade agreements, significant benefit exemptions, etc.). The $230 fee will be payable by employers for each LMIA-exempt employer-specific work permit application, including renewals.

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Immigrating to Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) can provide an alternate and quicker entry into Canada. It allows Newfoundland and Labrador to nominate applicants who qualify under provincially established criteria for Permanent Resident Status. The NLPNP offers:

  • A quicker immigration process for qualified skilled workers, international graduates and their families who wish to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Assistance from provincial program officers who are available to explain the program requirements and processes.

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There are two categories under which you can apply. Click on the appropriate box below to find out which category is suitable for you!