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April 16, 2014

Nova Scotia’s New Immigration Program

Posted by admin - Bellissimo Law Group PC

On March 6, 2014 the province of Nova Scotia launched the Regional Labour Market Demand Stream. This program is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program of Nova Scotia, and offers fewer restrictions to applicants seeking Canadian Permanent Residency.

For this program no job offer is required at the time of application. However, the applicant must be eligible to work in one of the labour categories that are in demand.  When applying the applicant will be asked to complete and present an Employment Settlement Plan, where they must show their capabilities to work in one of the province’s list of occupations.

There is also no point based system required with this program in comparison to those of other provinces.  Along with being employable to one of the specified jobs, the applicant must:

  • Be between the ages of 21-55;
  • Have sufficient funds to reside while in Nova Scotia;
  • Have a minimum of 2 years work related experience in their field;
  • Hold at least a high school diploma and a diploma, certificate or degree from a post-secondary institution; and
  • Minimum language proficiency must be proven.

Applications for this program can take up to a month to process or maybe more depending on the volume of applications received.

The following is a list of the required Occupations:

  • Managers in Health Care
  • Retail Trade Managers
  • Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants
  • Other Financial Officers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Regional Labour Market Demand Stream
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Systems Testing Technicians
  • Specialist Physicians
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and
  • Cardiopulmonary Technologists
  • Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Medical Sonographers
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment
  • Psychologists
  • Early Childhood Educators and
  • Assistants
  • Retail Trade Supervisors
  • Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades
  • Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
  • Industrial Electricians
  • Welders and Related Machine Operators
  • Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
  • Crane Operators
  • Supervisors, Other Mechanical and Metal Products
  • Manufacturing