Applicants to the NLPNP International Graduate category are permitted to be employed in a position that is unrelated to their field of study at the time of application, provided the applicant is a graduate of Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic, and that the applicant’s position:

  1. Normally requires a post-secondary degree or diploma or an equivalent amount of experience;
  2. Corresponds to NOC level 0, A, B or C;
  3. Can reasonably be expected to lead to career advancement for the applicant;
  4. Is in a field in which the applicant has a recent combination of skill, experience and/or training, according to the NOC description, as defined by Employment and Social Development Canada:;
  5. Is full-time and indeterminate (i.e. not contractual or seasonal); and
  6. Responds to a labour market need in Newfoundland and Labrador (i.e. the employer indicates to the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism the labour shortages they are experiencing)

The applicant must adhere to all other eligibility criteria of the International Graduate Category of the NLPNP. The applicant’s employer must adhere to all criteria of the NLPNP: The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism reserves the right to deny any application that does not meet satisfactory criteria of the NLPNP.

International graduates of other provinces and territories in Canada will continue to be required to have a job offer in their field of study, in order to be eligible under the International Graduate category.