Nova Scotia creates a new pathway for Physicians for Canada Immigration

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)’s new Labour Market priorities for Physicians Stream is calling qualified General practitioners, family physicians, and specialist physicians having a profile in Canada’s Federal Express Entry System and offering them a chance to immigrate to the province.

Learn more : How to apply for Nova Scotia PNP 2019? 

Eligibility criteria of New Labour Market priorities for Physicians Stream

a) Interesting candidates must have valid employment offer from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the Izaak Walton Killam Health (IWK) Centre Health Centre in Halifax and have to commit to living and work for at least two years to be considered in selection side under this new stream.

b) As per the data, over 50,000 Nova Scotia’s are living without a family doctor; the province brought this topic into consideration last year with an investment of $39.6 million to escalate wages and office visit rates and also for providing the technology essential for enhancing the condition of primary care.

c) At present, 124 positions are available on the NSHA’s job opportunities webpage. These positions include specializations and regions of the province.

Learn more : How to calculate your points on Nova Scotia Immigration Points Calculator ? 

Working process of the new stream

Applicants who are interested in applying through the Labour Market Priorities Stream for Physicians to get provincial nomination need to have a valid profile in Canada’s Express Entry System, which is considered as the main source of attracting overseas talent. Canada Express Entry system operates the pools of candidates for three major-economic Immigration categories and issues regular invitations to invite highest-ranking candidates to apply for Canada permanent residence.

Learn more : Check out the process of Nova Scotia Permanent Residency in 2019? 

Selected physicians receive a Letter of Interest (LOI) by the NSNP via the Express Entry System and given with 30 days time period to apply for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia. Candidates who get a provincial nomination receive additional 600 points in their overall Express Entry score and chances of getting an invitation to apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR increases. The NSNP dedicated Physician stream also operates outside of the Express Entry system.