The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream for Physicians offers a bridge between the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream, targeting candidates in the Federal Express Entry pool, and the Physician Stream, targeting general practitioners, family physicians and specialist physicians. Those who are selected by the province to receive a nomination will earn an additional 600 points to their Express Entry profile, making them very competitive for receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.
|Express Entry Profile||Yes|
|Connection to Province||No|
|Language Proficiency||Entry requirements of CLB 7|
|Level of Education||A copy of an Educational Credential Assessment or proof of education and medical training required for licensure in Nova Scotia.|
|Work Experience||Express Entry Requirement|
In order to be considered eligible, a foreign national must have a job offer from either the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the IWK Health Centre. This job offer must be for a position at National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 3111 (specialist physician) or 3112 (general practitioner or family physician).
Express Entry Requirement
To be eligible for the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream, applicants must be registered in the federal Express Entry pool. To submit a profile to the pool, applicants must be eligible for at least one of three federal Economic programs:
Language Proficiency & Education
Candidates for this stream must meet the minimum language proficiency and education requirements of their Express Entry program. Must provide copy of an Education Credential Assessment or proof of education and medical training required for licensure in Nova Scotia.
To be eligible for Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream candidates must first create a profile in the Federal Express Entry pool. Those selected by the province to apply for the stream will receive a Letter of Interest (LOI) from the province, appearing in their Express Entry profile online. If the application is approved, the candidate will be nominated by Nova Scotia for Canadian permanent resident status and receive 600 points to their Express Entry profile.This increase will virtually guarantee the candidate receives an ITA in the next Express Entry draw.
With an invitation in hand, the candidate must prepare and submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence within the designated timeframe. Applications for permanent residence submitted through Express Entry are generally processed within six months.
The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream has yet to conduct any intake rounds. Check back here for updates!
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