Changes to the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NS PNP)

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Nova Scotia Introduced New Immigration Stream

Note: As of April 28, 2014, The Government of Nova Scotia announced that the Reginal Labour Market Demand Stream is now closed for this year. Applications that are not received in the office and/or postmarked by April 28, 2014 will not be accepted. The stream will re-open on January1, 2015. 

A new immigration stream under Nova Scotia Nominee Program was launched on March 6, 2014. As a replacement of The Community Identified Stream, the new Regional Labour Market Demand stream is designed for foreign skilled workers who meet the local labour market needs, are intend to work full-time and permanently, and establish themselves in Nova Scotia. There is a 150 application cap under this Stream in the year of 2014.

There is no local job offer requirements under the Regional Labour Market Demand Stream. However, applicants do need to show their intention to work in an occupation that is demanded in Nova Scotia.

You may qualify for this stream if you have a continuous 2 years of full-time work experience in the past five years  in one of the following eligible occupations:

  • Managers in Health Care
  • Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants
  • Other Financial Officers
  • A 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
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Information systems testing technicians
  • Specialist Physicians
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardiopulmonary Technologists
  • Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Medical Sonographers
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment includes massage therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
  • Retail Trade Supervisors
  • Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • 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

Other requirements including a CLB5 minimum language proficiency, the intention of live in Nova Scotia. Contact us for more information under this stream.

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