Economic immigration

The economic immigration sector refers to all the stages that people with an immigrant background face in their efforts to integrate into the Canadian labour market. The sector includes network development and job search of candidates before and after their arrival in the country. It also includes all the steps of integration and retention in the workplace. The sector raises employers’ awareness of the need to hire a qualified Francophone workforce from immigrant backgrounds, while offering them personalized support in their recruitment and retention processes.


The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is experiencing significant economic development. Furthermore, according to the Newfoundland and Labrador Market Outlook 2025, 64 000 jobs will be created by 2025.



For international candidates, this is the ideal opportunity to find a job in the region.

For their part, entrepreneurs will be surprise to discover the numerous business opportunities in the province.

Finally, local entrepreneurs may consider international recruitment as a solution to workforce shortage.

To set the context, here is a short presentation created by RDÉE TNL on the economy and labour shortages of Newfoundland and Labrador


As the majority of immigrants tends to target major urban centres for their job search despite the fierce competition level, most of them have difficulty finding a job. Since they’ve rarely heard about job opportunities in lesser known regions such as Newfoundland and Labrador, RDÉE TNL in collaboration with RDÉE Ontario gave three presentations in April 2014 and 2015, describing the province and its jobs opportunities.

The high participation rate for these presentations encourages RDÉE TNL to repeat the experience in the upcoming years.



Are you looking for skilled workers?

Here are some benefits to recruiting international candidates (Source : RDEE Canada):

A skilled and diversified workforce

Be part of the avant-gardist businesses that found a way to renew their recruitment approach and face the issues in regard to skilled workers needs.

Bet on a diverse and qualified workforce to maximize your potential, broaden your markets, innovate and remain competitive in an increasingly global economy.

A simplified recruitment process

Thanks to the support of RDÉE TNL and RDÉE Canada, hiring a skilled and diversified workforce is now at your fingertips!

They will support you in your various intiatives. In fact, everything will be implemented to find solutions to the main challenges of profession integration, so that the network is a long-term success.

The simplified recruitment process facilitates the implementation of the immigration file and accelerates the steps involved in hiring qualified resources. By recruiting skilled Francophone workers abroad, you can obtain an exemption from the Labor Market Opinion (LMO). For more information, please visit the section of the Federal Government website Hire French-speaking or bilingual workers.

Recruiting internationally

The diversity and long-term professional integration of recent immigrants can enable communities to develop.

We strive to find you the rare gem, moreover bilingual, in our pool of qualified candidates who ready to work and are already present in the province.

The strength of our network is that if such a candidate is unable to find work in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, we have the ability to look in another province of Canada.

If, in the end, it turns out that no qualified candidate is available in the country, we can help you recruit internationally.

Contact our Economic Immigration Officer for more details :  immigration@rdeetnl.ca

Recruiting Internationally




The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program will help address the labor market challenges in the Atlantic provinces by helping employers attract and retain skilled immigrants. The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador works closely with the other Atlantic provinces and the federal government to ensure the successful establishment and implementation of the program.

RDÉE TNL also sits on the Comité atlantique sur l’immigration francophone (CAIF)

“The Comité atlantique sur l’immigration francophone (CAIF) (an atlantic committee for francophone immigration) is a consultative mechanism that brings together Atlantic Francophone immigration stakeholders to enable them to exchange, form partnerships, share resources, work on common issues, and speak through a unified voice”

To learn more, click here (in french only).

Other useful links


Contact information

Economic Immigration Officer: immigration@rdeetnl.ca