A new pilot stream for immigration candidates that have eligible job offer in targeted intermediate-skilled occupations has been unveiled by Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia on Thursday, 30 May, announced a three-year pilot stream targeted at receiving eligible migrants in its intermediate-skilled occupations.
The new Occupation in Demand Stream targets professions in Nova Scotia's high labor market demand, according to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).
As the labor market needs in the province changes, the occupations will also change, NSNP said.
Currently, Nova Scotia Occupation in Demand Stream covers qualified immigrants with a permanent job offer (full time) from an employer in the province. NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers) and NOC 3413 (Nurses aides, orderlies and patient service associates) both classed as Skill Level C under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) are the occupations covered.
- Permanent full-time job offer
- Between 21 and 55 years old
- High school diploma
- Appropriate training and skills for the job
- One year of related work experience
- Language proficiency equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4
- Financial capability to settle successfully in the province
According to NSNP, verification of work experience and transferable skills will be through the employer’s reference letters as well as supporting employment documents.
All candidates approved through this Stream will get a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Lena Metlege Diab, Nova Scotia’s Immigration Minister, said the province's programs are constantly evaluated in order to respond better to the needs of the province. He also acknowledged the impact of immigration on the province and stated he expects this new program to bring even more prosperity to businesses.
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