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Nova Scotia Announced a New Pilot Program for In-Demand Occupations

March 26 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Nova Scotia announced a New Pilot Program for In-Demand Occupations

Nova Scotia has launched a new Immigration pilot- a new Occupation in Demand stream for two low-skilled occupations. These occupations in demand stream will target those applicants who have job offers from Nova Scotia employers to work under NOC 3413 (nurses aides, orderlies and patient service associates) or NOC 7511 (transport truck drivers).

Currently, only candidates who have experience and offers in occupations at NOC 7511 and NOC 3413 are eligible to apply. However, this three-year pilot program is targeting those candidates who have a valid job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in two intermediate-skilled occupations categorized under Canada’s National Occupational Classification Skill Level C, including:

  • NOC 3413 — Nurses aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • NOC 7511 — Transport truck drivers

In order to Become Eligible to Apply, an Applicant must:

  • have a minimum of 1 year work experience
  • age between 21 to 55 years
  • have a high school diploma
  • have the required skills, training and accreditation for the job
  • prove their language ability equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 via language test results
  • have enough financial resources to settle in Nova Scotia province

As per NSNP, letters of reference from applicant s previous employers and other supporting employment documents are required to assess their work experience and transferable skills.

The candidates who get approval via the stream will receive a provincial nomination so that they can apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The Nova Scotia’s Immigration Minister, Lena Metlege Diab states, “We are constantly evaluating our programs to see how we can better respond to what the province needs and the new Occupation in Demand Stream pilot will bring the number of immigration pathways operated by the NSNP to eight." "We recognize the significant economic contributions immigrants make to our province and expect the changes and new Occupations in Demand pilot to help more businesses prosper.”


Current NSNP entrepreneur streams updates

The NSNP has also updated its Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur streams, which makes existing business owners eligible to apply under the Entrepreneur Stream and can also show their operating expenses for the minimum investment requirement.

As per the latest news release, the NSNP said, the ownership requirements will also change from 100 percent to one third for all the international graduates who wish to start their business, allowing them for collaboration with other industrialists and enjoy more flexibility in fulfilling their immigration and entrepreneurship goals.

Check: Nova Scotia PNP In Demand Occupation List

Wish to apply under Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program? Seek expert guidance at Canada PR Avenue

Those who meet the eligibility criteria for the program can easily submit their applications electronically via Nova Scotia’s immigration website.

If you would like to confirm your eligibility for Canadian immigration, just visit Canada PR Avenue and complete our free assessment form. A consultant from our team will review your eligibility assessment form and contact you to further discuss the possible options either over a phone call or face-to-face.

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