The Nova Scotia Nominee Program’s Skilled Worker stream enables the province’s employers hire international skilled workers in order fill up the job positions, reason being the local workers lack the required skills. In order words, Nova Scotia employers make use of this program in appointing foreign skilled nationals, when they are unable to find Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents with the needed skills to fill those positions.
In order to be able to qualify for this stream applicants must possess a permanent, full time employment offer from a Nova Scotia employer in hand, much before filing their immigration application with the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. The skilled worker applicants can expect priority processing of their applications whose:
- Employers (from whom they receive employment offer) have genuinely tried to find and recruit qualified Canadian citizens or permanent residents for the positions.
- Employers are in a position to demonstrate that they will assist foreign workers with additional supports for settlement in the province.
- Employers have a practical strategy to recruit, as well as retain immigrant workers in the province.
Below are the eligibility criteria for skilled worker applicants:
- Applicants must have lawful status in the country where they are residing at time of applying for the NSNP.
- Applicants must intend to settle in Nova Scotia, permanently.
- Applicants must possess adequate settlement supports.
- Applicants must have a permanent, full time employment offer in Nova Scotia from a well settled Nova Scotia business/employer.
- Applicants must possess required qualifications, training, work experience, for the job.
For more information, contact an Immigration and Visa Consultant!