Responsibilities for managing various parts of the immigration system are clearly defined in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement, signed in July 2016. The agreement recognizes the needs and priorities of Newfoundland and Labrador, and formalizes and strengthens the partnership between the two orders of government to encourage immigration to the province.
The OIM is responsible for provincial oversight of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement.
More information on the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement is available online.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador negotiates its annual immigrant and refugee intake with the Government of Canada. Up to 1,050 nominations (principal applicants) are available under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program to individuals interested in seeking permanent residency in the province. The total number of immigrants may be higher, as each year many newcomer individuals and families choose federal routes to permanent residency in making Newfoundland and Labrador their home.