The Family Connections category of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program is for immigrant families who have been residing in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In other words, the category allows immigrant families to help their family members who intend to immigrate and work in Newfoundland, and thereby obtain the permanent residence status in Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador residents who wish to sponsor their overseas family members in immigration to the province are required to have lived in the province for a minimum period of 12 months. However, people who are eligible for the federal government’s Family Class Sponsorship program are not eligible for the Family Connections category of the Newfoundland and Labrador PNP.
Let us have a look at the eligibility criteria for the Family Connections category:
- Applicants must possess a guaranteed, permanent, regular employment offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer.
- Applicants must have the intention to reside in the province and ability to obtain a job in there.
- Applicants must be between the age of 18 and 49 years.
- Applicants must have the minimum education of post-secondary education.
- Applicants must possess work experience of at least 1 year.
- Applicants must have sufficient English language proficiency to be employed in the province.
- Principal applicants must boast minimum funds of 10,000 Canadian Dollars to support themselves for a short time. Accompanying applicants must possess 2,000 Canadian Dollars (per person).
- Applicants must have a family member who can take all the charge to provide settlement assistance to the former in Newfoundland and Labrador.
For more information about the Family Connections category of the Newfoundland and Labrador PNP, contact an Immigration and Visa Consultant!