Atlantic province of Canada accepted a total of 2,272 applications in 2018 through its immigration program. It was 1,651 in 2017.
Nova Scotia immigration approved a total of 1,400 applications through its provincial nominee program “Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)” and the remaining 872 applications were approved by the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program allows Nova Scotia to nominate a set of economic immigration candidates for PR through its various immigration streams including the three express-entry linked immigration streams every year.
NSNP approved 1,095 out of 1,400 applications in 2018 through its “Nova Scotia Demand, Nova Scotia Experience, and Labour Market Priorities” streams.
The Federal Government of Canada and the Provincial Governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, jointly operates the AINP. This allows those provinces’ designated employers to hire eligible foreign workers for jobs.
According to NSNP, a total of 716 Nova Scotia Businesses are designated under the Atlantic Immigrant Pilot Program.
According to the Nova Scotia Immigration Office, a total of 5,225 newcomers were settled in 2018 from 1st January to October 31. This reflects the work of Nova Scotia to attract international talents to the province, according to the Immigration Minister of Province, Lena Metlege Diab. This will gradually increase the population growth and the strength of the economy of Nova Scotia.
Immigration has been and will be the key to the population growth of Nova Scotia. This has been an upward trend from three consecutive years and has reached a record of 964,693 residents on 1st October 2018.
NSNP introduced two new immigration streams in 2018 said, Diab. The streams are the Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities Stream and the Physician Stream.
The NSNP’s Physician Stream recruits foreign primary care specialists and doctors to Nova Scotia. It was created in February, and since then it has issued 18 nominations.
The Labour Market Priorities Stream search for the candidates from the express entry candidates’ pool with work experience in occupations that are facing labor shortages in Nova Scotia.
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