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Nova Scotia increases the level of immigration for economic recovery


Nova Scotia increases the level of immigration for economic recovery

In 2020, Nova Scotia Province approved an increasing number of immigrants, thereby paving the way for economic recovery over the next few years. Last year there were A total of 3,517 immigration candidates who got approved, and a lot of applicants were from the essential services like healthcare workers or those skilled workers who were already living in Canada.

The heightened focus on essential services will be seen this year as well. It means that many healthcare workers will be retained in the Nova scotia province. These will include care assistants, nurses, and physicians.

In 2020 there were lower immigration levels witnessed as compared to 2019 due to the pandemic. All this despite the Atlantic Immigration Program. The immigration minister of Nova Scotia, Lena Diab, believes that the province will play a huge role in economic recovery this year. Therefore, it is focused on attracting foreign talent with specialized skills in order to meet labor shortages. The province is also looking forward to retaining international students after they graduate. In 2020, there were 1,018 graduates who applied to Nova Scotia after graduation, and it is a significant increase from only 35 international graduates in 2014.

How can someone immigrate to Nova Scotia?

To move to Nova Scotia, there are two ways: The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) and the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

The AIP provides employers in Atlantic Canada to select and hire foreign nationals for occupations that they were unable to fill. Employers need not obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), but the candidates need to have a job offer from a designated employer. The Atlantic Provinces of Canada consists are Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

Under the NSNP, there are eight different streams through which applicant can apply –

  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry - It helps Express Entry candidates who worked in Nova Scotia for at least one year;
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities - It helps Express Entry candidates with specific labor market needs;
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians - It helps Express Entry candidates with a job offer as a family physician or specialist physician;
  • Physician Stream - It helps physicians with a job offer in Nova Scotia and are not enrolled in the Express Entry system;
  • Skilled Worker Stream - It helps skilled workers with a job offer in the province;
  • Occupation In-Demand Stream - It helps workers with a job offer in an occupation that is deemed “in-demand;”
  • Entrepreneur Stream – It helps individuals who wish to start a business in the province; and
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream - It helps international graduates who wish to start a business in the province.


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Frequently Asked Questions

No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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