Nova Scotia has opened a new pathway for physicians who are looking for skilled migration to Canada.
Named the Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), the new immigration pathway is tailor-made for physicians, general practitioners and specialists.
Qualifying general practitioners, family physicians and specialist physicians with a profile in the Canadian Express Entry system – which is the primary source of foreign talent looking for Canadian skilled migration – will now be able to apply for skilled migration to Canada.
The creation of this new pathway comes after it was estimated that more than 50,000 residents of Nova Scotia are without a family doctor.
To be able to apply for skilled migration to Canada, physicians and practitioners must have an approved job offer from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the Izaak Walton Killam Health (IWK) Centre in Halifax.
Moreover, they must commit to living and working in Nova Scotia for at least two years before getting the green light in this new stream for skilled migration to Canada.
Physicians will be considered for a provincial nomination through the new stream if they have a valid profile in the Express Entry system.
Eligible physicians who will be selected by the NSNP will receive a Letter of Interest (LOI) through the Express Entry system, with 30 days to apply for a provincial nomination from the region of Nova Scotia.
Successful applicants will receive an additional 600 points towards their Canadian skilled migration process, which will all but guarantee an invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
To find out more about the NSNP, how to qualify for the new stream for physicians and practitioners, and how to get the required job offers for this new stream, contact us today!