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Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians is a stream under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province. This stream targets trained physicians with an active profile in the Federal Express Entry pool.

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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.

Eligibility Criteria

Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileYes
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyEntry requirements of CLB 7
Level of EducationA copy of an Educational Credential Assessment or proof of education and medical training required for licensure in Nova Scotia.
Work ExperienceExpress Entry Requirement
Investment RequirementNo

Job Offer

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:

  • Federal Skilled Worker requires candidates to have, at minimum, a high school diploma, as well as at least one year of continuous full-time, skilled work experience.
  • Canadian Experience Class has no minimum education requirement. CEC candidates must have a minimum of one year of full-time Canadian skilled work experience. This work experience does not have to be continuous, but it must have been obtained within the three years prior to application.
  • Federal Skilled Trades has no minimum education requirement. FST candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade occupation. Candidates must also have either an offer of employment to work in a skilled trade in Canada or a certificate of qualification in their skilled trade issued by a Canadian authority.

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.

Application Procedure

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.

Recent Intake Rounds

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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