The Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream offers a bridge between the existing Labour Market Priorities, aligned with Express Entry, and the Physician stream of Nova Scotia’s provincial nominee program (PNP). The stream targets those with training as general practitioners, family physicians and specialist physicians, with the aim of attracting these workers to the province of Nova Scotia.
Unlike other paper-based application processes, Canada’s Express Entry system exists completely online, making processing times faster and more efficient. The Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream will be aligned with Express Entry, meaning applicants benefit from quick processing times, which were as short as four months in 2017.
To apply, candidates must first have an active profile created in the Express Entry pool. In order to enter, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three immigration programs managed by Express Entry. Those meeting Nova Scotia’s requirements for the Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream will receive a Letter of Interest from the province, inviting them to submit an online application to the NSNP.
In order to be considered, a foreign national must have a written approved job offer from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the IWK Health Centre as either a general practitioner and family physician, or a specialist physician.
To meet this requirement, candidates must be certain their work experience matches with the appropriate National Occupation Classification codes assigned to general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) , or to specialist physicians (NOC 3111).
Those selected for the stream will receive an immigration nomination from the province, resulting in 600 additional points added to their Express Entry profile. With this boost, applicants will be in a strong position to receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.
If you are a trained physician, Nova Scotia is seeking workers like you! The release of the Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream means more foreign national physicians will be able to make Nova Scotia their home faster and easier under the Express Entry system.
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