The Province is opening a second round of Expressions of Interest for prospective immigrants.

In a statement, Skills and Labour Minister Bernard Davis said, “Newfoundland and Labrador provides prospective immigrants with a welcoming business environment, supportive communities, and the many benefits of joining the social and economic life of the province. I encourage immigrants to come here and build a better future for your family in a beautiful, safe, and friendly corner of the world.”

Immigrants from around the world who wish to settle in Newfoundland and Labrador and be engaged in the daily operation of a business they create, join or take over can apply for the nominee program on Feb. 22. It will remain open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The number of people supported toward permanent residency by the provincial government has increased by more than 25 per cent since 2017.