Immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador by Class

Newfoundland attracts very few immigrants

Immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador

From 2010 to 2016, Canada admitted 1,874,740 new immigrants (permanent residents), and Newfoundland and Labrador was the destination choice of 6,175 new immigrants. During this period, immigration to Newfoundland increased from 715 in 2010 to 1,190 in 2016 –representing 0.25% and 0.4% of Canada’s immigration respectively.



Newfoundland: Immigration by class

Immigration to Newfoundland by class and landing year
Immigration Class 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Skilled Worker 175 105 115 95 105 100 115
Canadian Experience 25 15 30 25 40
Live-in Caregivers 10   — 10 15 15 30
Provincial Nominee 215 275 365 440 455 530 455
Family 120 130 115 150 120 140 195
Refugees 160 145 100 130 165 295 335
Other 35 30 10 0 10 15 20
TOTAL 715 685 730 835 900 1,120 1,190
Source: IRCC

From 2010 to 2016, provincial nominees and refugees were the largest groups of permanent residents in Newfoundland, followed by family class and skilled workers.


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