Newfoundland and Labrador warmly welcomes all newcomers to the province and values their contributions to the province’s social, cultural and economic development (in French and in english).
(2007) This video was made possible by financial support from the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM).
In March 2007, the province launched a provincial immigration strategy: Diversity - Opportunity for Growth. This strategy is the result of a broad consensus of the community and the government's recognition of the need to attract and retain more newcomers in our province.
Diversity - Opportunity for Growth
The provincial immigration strategy will also aim to attract Francophone newcomers. For this purpose, a special consultation meeting on provincial immigration strategy took place with representatives of the Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FFTNL). In addition to requesting increased support for promotional activities in Francophone markets and improving settlement services, stakeholders indicated that the Francophone community faces unique challenges due to the decline of its population. Maintaining the viability of facilities and services in French in the province will require an increase in the number of members of the Francophone community.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Nominee Program is managed by the provincial government through an agreement with the federal government. The program allows persons interested in settling in the province to expedite the immigration process. To be eligible, the applicant must meet the criteria established by the province.
The first step is to submit and application to the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (www.nlimmigration.ca), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, as a provincial nominee. Currently, the program has four categories:
For information on this program, please see: www.nlpnp.ca (English only).
Applicants selected by the province will receive a certificate of designation.
The second step is to apply for a permanent residence visa (usually in the applicant's country of citizenship) to be evaluated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the federal department responsible for immigration.
For assistance with provincial authorities responsible for immigration, please contact the at 1-709-729-6607 or by email at .
In Newfoundland and Labrador, as in the rest of Canada, people have the right to express, preserve and develop their ethnicity, culture, language and religion. Newcomers can access the many services offered by the federal and provincial governments through the Association for New Canadians.
The Association for New Canadians, a newcomer service agency established in 1979, provides comprehensive settlement, integration and advisory services as well as ESL courses to help newcomers integrate in the province. Many multicultural groups are also at your disposal to facilitate your transition. For more information, visit www.ancln.ca (English only).
Canada offers exciting opportunities for those who choose to immigrate.
If you want to immigrate to Canada, there are various ways to apply. It is up to you to decide which immigration program best meets your needs and those of your family.
Visit www.cic.gc.ca for more information.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched a series of guides to help you discover Canada, and to explain the process and paperwork which may be faced by newcomers.
To access the guide, click here.
© 2007-2016 Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FFTNL)
Last update : 2016-08-28