New Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream | canadapt.ca
New Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream targets Physicians, general practitioners, and professionals in the Express Entry pool. Nova Scotia, one of the four Atlantic Provinces of Canada, is turning to the world to respond to its request for more doctors.
New Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream by the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) offers qualified general practitioners, family doctors, and specialist physicians who have an active profile in Canada’s federal Express Entry system an opportunity to immigrate to Nova Scotia.
Amongst other criteria, there is a requirement that candidates must hold a confirmed job offer from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the Izaak Walton Killam Health (IWK) Centre Health Centre in Halifax. Also, they must be willing to live and work in Nova Scotia for at least two years to get considered for selection by this new stream
At this moment, the number of available positions on the NSHA’s job opportunities webpage is 124. These jobs vary across specializations and regions of the province.
It’s been predicted that currently, more than 50,000 Nova Scotians do not have a family doctor. This is a deficit the province targeted in 2018 with an investment of $39.6 million in order raise wages and as well as office visit rates while implementing the technology that is necessary to develop access to basic care.
How do the Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream operate?
If you want to be recognized for a provincial nomination by the Labour Market Priorities Stream for Physicians, you must hold a valid profile in the Express Entry system, which is Canada’s foremost source of skilled foreign talent.
The Express Entry system controls the registered pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled immigration programs. It continues to hold regular invitation rounds every month which allows a set number of the highest-ranked candidates to receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Qualified doctors that were chosen by the NSNP get a Letter of Interest (LOI) via the Express Entry system. From that moment they have 30 days to apply with an application for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia.
Candidates who are certified for a provincial nomination get an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry ranking score. This, in turn, effectively secures to receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence during the subsequent Express Entry draws.