Canada Global(Web News)Newfoundland and Labrador is set to host the next event in its series of virtual immigration and job fairs this week. On January 24, 2024 at 6:00 PM (Gulf Standard Time), the province will host a virtual immigration fair for individuals from the Middle East and South Asia.
Individuals can sign up for free on the provincial government website. The sign-up process is simple, with no additional software required to participate.
The event will begin with an overview of what provincial immigration pathways are offered to newcomers. In fact, fair attendees will be able to confer with Newfoundland and Labrador immigration officers and ask questions about the immigration process, lifestyle, salaries, cost of living and broader aspects of living in the province.
In addition, the greatest benefit of this immigration and job fair series is the ability to meet and network with various potential employers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Participants can upload a copy of their resume which is accessible to employers at the fair.
The ability to connect with employers is particularly useful for those looking to immigrate to Canada, as Newfoundland and Labrador (and Canada as a whole) is the largest immigration intake economic route for newcomers. which often requires pre-arranged employment. Thus, finding a job in the province can be a great advantage for those wishing to settle in Canada.
Those unable to attend the January 24 event in time will also have the option of accessing a recording of the festival, which will be available to those who have signed up until February 24, 2024.
What documents do I need to immigrate to Newfoundland and Labrador?
Although there may be some variation depending on individual circumstances and the specific immigration pathway that selects applicants for immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador will generally require:
An Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA) To assess how their education compares to Canadian standards.
English Language Proficiency Test (with a specific range that determines which minimum score is required) — note that IELTS and CELPIP are currently the only accepted tests of English.
Work experience letter(s) confirming relevant and recent work experience. These letters should include: job title, salary, employment start and end dates, and key responsibilities of the role. Company letterhead must be signed by the signatory of the business.
What fees must be paid when applying for permanent residence?
Importantly, applicants should know that there are two aspects of immigration to the province: provincial and federal.
Provincial applicants can apply under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) or the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), which do not collect fees.
On the federal side, once applicants are approved under the NLPNP or AIP they must pay the associated fees for work permit and permanent resident processing.
. As part of this, applicants must also pay a biometrics fee, and their employer may be required to pay a compliance fee (which must be paid by the employer and cannot be recovered from the applicant).
Fees will also be clearly labeled throughout the application process.