A Record Number of Immigrants Reach Nova Scotia in 2019

December 31, 2019
Nova Scotia achieved a record immigration level in 2019 and made tremendous efforts to attract workers in specified sectors.

A Record Number of Immigrants Reach Nova Scotia in 2019

Impressive Statistics

The Immigration Office approved 2,780 applications till Dec. 27, which is 21 percent more than in 2018. Lena Metlege Diab, the Immigration Minister, stated that the population was a record high and also got younger, in the province and it was also filling constant labor needs in major sectors. After 2018, 184 continuing care assistants and 52 physicians of which 33 were family doctors and 19 were specialists got the approval to shift to Nova Scotia by using its immigration programs.

Health Minister was also encouraged owing to the success of immigration and supports the recruitment of varied health professionals. The province had a retention rate of 71 per cent that is at the top in the region.

Through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program prospective immigrants with skills and experience are targeted to improve the economy and deal with the demographic challenges.

The Norms

Candidates meeting the criteria of different streams are nominated for immigration, and the processing time is only three months.

The Streams are:

• Nova Scotia Experience in Express Entry

• Nova Scotia Demand in Express Entry

• Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities for Physicians in Express Entry

• Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities in Express Entry

• Physicians

• Skilled Workers

• Occupations in Demand

• International Graduate Entrepreneur

• Entrepreneurs

Nova Scotia has a Study and Stay program aimed specifically to help global students belonging to India, China, and The Philippines for building a career in the region when they graduate.

Nova Scotia finds fresh ways to attract workers in such sectors where there is a great need. Also, this is the result of an innovative approach in the recruitment and processing of applications. This measure is making a major difference and bringing benefits to the industries and communities in the province.

Achieving Fast Success

Also, there is success and foreign-trained doctors give an input owing to which there was a second pathway to hurry PR for doctors this year.

On Oct. 31, as many as 6,630 permanent residents arrived registering an increase of 26.9 percent compared to the same period in 2018. 68 percent arrivals were in provincial programs and the share of Provincial Nominee Program was 3,165 and of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot was 1,320.

In Oct 2019 430 registered nurses trained abroad were invited to apply to reach Nova Scotia by using the Labor Market Priorities stream.  The province consistently exceeded the annual allocation of immigration from the federal government. 

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