A significant topic of interest in Canadian Immigration has been
on the Nova Scotia Regional Labour Market Demand Stream.
Individuals hoping to immigrate to Canada and reside in Nova Scotia
under the necessary guidelines have a great opportunity at their
disposal. As amazing as it would be to accept a multitude of
candidates into this program, there is a cap of 150 accepted
applicants despite the amount of applications received. The good
news is, they are still accepting applications for different
streams. Should they reach their cap of 150 nominations before
yours is accepted, you are given the option of either withdrawing
your application or keeping it in the lineup for the following
If you are one of the lucky nominees under this stream, you will
receive a "pre-screening" letter once an initial look has
been given to your complete application. They are unable to accept
late or missing documents at this point, and preference is given to
complete applications. Regardless of whether or not you have
applied for a Nominee Program in another province, you can apply
for this stream as long as you are serious about creating a life
for yourself in Nova Scotia. Revision of applications can take
three months or more considering the high volume of applications
under this stream.
A great aspect of this program is for individuals who do not yet
have a job lined up for them in Nova Scotia. If you have the
training and experience in the fields of work underlined in the
list of In-demand occupations, you may qualify for this program. It
is essential however, that the individual reads through the list of
In-demand occupations or occupations on the Working in Canada list
before applying under this stream, and assures that they have
worked in either of those fields beforehand. It is also important
that the applicant has proved their ability in English or French,
either through the IELTS Academic or any other language competency
test outlined in the application guide.
Many individuals interested in applying to this program, or any
provincial nominee program, make use of the services that lawyers
provide to simplify the process for themselves. Although it is not
required for application into the program, it is a utility that is
strongly advised to make use of.
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October 12th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 21st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 44th overall, inviting 1518 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 484.
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