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The NLPNP is authorized by the federal government through its Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to issue a maximum 1050 certificates of nomination for calendar year 2016.The NLPNP will use the 1050 nomination quota to issue certificates as follows:

NLPNP Stream National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2016 Target
  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
0, A, and B 300 nominations
  • Skilled Worker
C and D 200 nominations
  • Express Entry Skilled Worker (pending)
0, A and B 550 nominations
Total: 1050

Once NLPNP has reached its nomination targets for 2016, an update will be provided on this website. The opportunity to be nominated is affected by the target limits and program criteria. No application is guaranteed to be accepted or/and nominated.


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 Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); 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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