Newfoundland Targets Technology & Health Occupations

Newfoundland and Labrador Draw
  • November 19, 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador has released the results of its first three draws under the Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador stream.

A total of 663 invitations were issued in the three draws to Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) candidates with skills and experience in a range of technology and healthcare occupations. The following table shows the month of the draws, and the number of invitations sent to each occupation.


Draw Date  Total Occupation Number of professionals invited to apply
October 2021260Software developers205
Cloud specialists9
Web developers11
Python developers8
AI developers7
UI/UX developers5
.Net developers5
Data analysts3
Security specialists2
September 202122Software developers10
Python developers4
Cloud specialists4
AI developers2
Web developers2
June 2021381Licensed practical nurses224
Personal care attendants82
Nurse practicioners57
Clinical psychologists10
Medical physicists5
Radiation therapists3



Priority Skills Newfoundland

The Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador is aimed for highly educated, highly skilled newcomers with specialized experience in areas where demand has outpaced local training and recruitment, such as technology and ocean sciences occupations.

Candidates must submit an Expression of Interest, and those with the highest scores and the most employer interest are invited to apply to the NL PNP.


Expressions of Interest (EOI) are accepted from:

  • Candidates with at least one year of experience in the last 10 years in one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s in-demand occupations.
  •  Candidates who have received a PhD or Master’s degree from Memorial University in Technology, Health Care, Aquaculture, or Agriculture within the last three years.


Other Eligibility Criteria

All candidates must:

  • Have Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 or higher in English. IELTS or CELPIP test must have been taken within the last year.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Intend to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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