Newfoundland Immigration Entrepreneur EOIs ‘Proceed Without Interruption’

Newfoundland & Labrador immigration’s Expressions of Interest system for Entrepreneurs will ‘proceed without interruption’ during the COVID-19 crisis. proceed without interruption

The province will open new invitation rounds for its International Entrepreneur stream from April 17 until April 24, 2020.

It will be the fourth application window featured this year for the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program. Further application windows are scheduled for May and June.

The International Entrepreneur stream is intended for experienced business owners or senior business manager who wish to permanently settle in the province.

Meanwhile, the expression of interest system for International Graduate Entrepreneurs remains open year-round. The program is aimed at Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic international graduate who owns and manage a business in the province.

The NL PNP says it will continue essential services for new immigrants and employers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Application screenings and processing will continue at reducing volume, an official said.

The NLPNP continues to accept online applications, but paper applications are no longer being accepted.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The same apply to applications for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program in the province.

“Employees who are in the process of providing documentations to employers as part of an Atlantic Immigration Pilot application should do so electronically,” the report said.

Employers must scan and forward AIP applications by email.

The statement says designated Canadian employers under the AIP program will remain designated until further notice and Job Vacancy Assessment (JVA) application will continue to be processed.

Candidates Outside Canada, Permanent Residence Application

Currently, for candidates outside Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador says applications will continue to be processed, “but you will probably not be able to come in Canada in the near future,” due to federal government restrictions. However, the federal government has announced a number of exemptions to the travel restrictions on people coming Canada.

Candidates who have lodged permanent residence applications must “wait until there is communication on alternative ways to come in Canada,” the statement said. Biometrics submission for applicants is presently suspended until April 13.

Contacts and Information Sessions

The Office of Immigration has an email service for individuals directly impacted by COVID-19 related issues.

Information sessions with international students and graduate, plus public and employers are presently suspended. Webinars continue to be available, the report said.

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