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Newfoundland and Labrador has developed The Way Forward on Immigration, a manifesto that will guide its action between 2018 and 2022 to secure: population growth, economic growth, increased diversity, and increased number of highly skilled residents.
One of the province's main strategies highlighted in the report is to focus on attracting international students that are likely to remain in the province upon graduation. It aims to attract and retain some of the brightest and the province is willing to help by:
Currently, less than 1% of all immigrants between the ages of 15 and 24 years old live in Newfoundland and Labrador. While this provinces holds great (untapped) potential for skilled immigrants or immigrants that are looking to update their skills, it can be an uncharted territory at times. Employers and organizations may not be familiar with immigration policies and be reluctant to hire foreigners, at first. Hiring a Regulated Immigration Consultant to prepare an immigration memorandum to provide to employers and work with them locally could be a game-changer.