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  • Eligible candidates who are interested in applying to the stream may benefit from being prepared in advance and ensuring they have all documentation up-to-date and ready to submit. Applicants who are successfully nominated by the province of Nova Scotia receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, leaving them well positioned to receive an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence.

  • The Atlantic pilot project is a new three-year pilot program for immigration to Atlantic Canada. The program was launched on March 6, 2017.

  • Nova Scotia says its Provincial Nominee Program nominated a record number of immigrants in 2017. The Atlantic Canada province nominated more than 1,400 people through its 5 provincial nominee programs.

  • Canada’s provinces employ a variety of approaches to selecting the Express Entry candidates they invite to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence, and the past week saw examples of three of them in action in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.

  • Three new Express Entry-linked PNP streams were created in 2018 and others were improved

  • Job vacancies in Canada’s private sector rose to a record high in the third quarter of 2017, says a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

  • Immigration to Canada remains on the rise at both the provincial and federal level, despite a move this week by the province of Quebec to reduce the number of newcomers it will welcome next year.  

  • A new report on the Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration system shows candidates from India and China led their fellow Express Entry candidates in invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2017.

  • Some of Canada’s most desired destination provinces have been active with respect to their Express Entry and provincial nominee program (PNP)) streams this Spring, giving candidates in the Express Entry pool a range of opportunities to obtain a provincial nomination certificate. With such a nomination, a candidate obtains 600 additional points and an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the pool.

  • The government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will accept up to 300 more applications through the province immigration stream, starting at 9 a.m. local time (8 a.m. EST) on Wednesday, October 11. These applications will be accepted under Category B of the stream. A job offer is not required, but eligible Express Entry candidates must have work experience in an eligible occupation.

  • The Atlantic provinces of Canada have come together with the federal government to launch an exciting new employer-driven immigration program, which is likely to attract the attention of potential immigrants and employers alike.

  • Although our immigration numbers are rising, we're still losing close to half of them over a 5-year period.

  • The province of Nova Scotia has created a new immigration stream to attract general practitioners, family physicians, and specialist physicians.

  • Nova Scotia Skilled worker program is based on 2 categories . Category A requires job offer and Category B  requires the applicant has minimum one year work Experience in one of the 11 required occupations according to the below list: 

  • The importance of proactive preparation was highlighted in recent days with the opening of Express Entry-linked streams in the Atlantic Canada provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A successful application under either of these streams results in an candidate obtaining an additional 600 points under the (CRS) and being prioritized for an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence.

  • Nova Scotia will reopen for the first time since 2015 “in the coming weeks,” the province has announced. The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream is part of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), and is one of two NSNP streams aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry immigration selection system.

  • Candidates in the Express Entry selection pool have another potential option to secure a provincial nomination certificate, with both categories of the nova Scotia demand stream having opened for new applications as of May 8, 2017. Nova Scotia has proven to be an increasingly popular Canadian immigration destination over recent years.

  • On July 5, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia reopened a popular category of its selection through Express Entry stream Through this stream, eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool may apply for a provincial nomination through the (NSNP), one of Canada’s (PNPs).

  • The Atlantic Canada province of Nova Scotia will issue invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience as early childhood educators and assistants on August 8 through its new Labour Market Priorities Stream. In an announcement published Thursday, Nova Scotia said eligible Express Entry candidates with a minimum of two years work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4214 could be invited to apply for a provincial nomination on August 8.

  • Nova Scotia has released a new list of target 'opportunity' occupations for its Nova Scotia demand under the Express entry. Of the 16 occupations on the updated list, eight are new, with the remaining eight having also been on the previous list.