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Adjustments to Requesting Legal Clearance from WorkplaceNL

Re: Adjustments to Requesting Legal Clearance from WorkplaceNL

WorkplaceNL is using social distancing measures to help proactively slow the spread of COVID-19. We are operating with reduced staff to focus on core services.

WorkplaceNL is committed to continued responses to legal clearance requests.

Business legal clearance requests

To request clearance on a business, use our connect online services.
If you do not have a connect account, go to and click “Register for online services”. If you need help registering, call (709) 778-1140.

Director legal clearance requests

Email the Legal Clearance Request form (found under forms at to
Requests for director clearance are not yet available online via connect.

In some situations, we may send the response to your clearance request via email from instead of the letters you were accustomed to receiving in the past. These emails are an official WorkplaceNL document. This process remains in effect until further notice.

We are available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please be patient, our response times may be slower while we adjust to working with fewer staff and working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have questions about requesting clearance, please call (709) 778-1198.