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Top In-Demand Jobs in Nova Scotia because of COVID-19

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A recent study released by the Government of Canada examines occupational employment trends in Nova Scotia arising from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over these years of liberal immigration phase in Canada, the province has welcomed a good share of foreign skilled workers & international students to study, work & settle in Canada permanently.

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Based on the same government-sponsored study, let’s look into the most in-demand jobs in Nova Scotia and various ways of immigrating to the province to qualify for permanent residence.

Healthcare Jobs in Nova Scotia

Even though the demand for healthcare workers & professionals was high owing to the ageing population, the pandemic has resulted in a sudden surge in demand. The province will meet this increase in demand with the intake of foreign immigrants.

Some of the in-demand healthcare jobs in Nova Scotia:

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012);

Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233);

Massage therapists (NOC 3236);

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413).

Engineering Jobs in Nova Scotia

Among various engineering fields, Nova Scotia is seeing an increased preference for foreign immigrants who have work experience in the computer and information systems field. Some of the in-demand engineering jobs in Nova Scotia:

Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171);

Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173);

Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174);

User support technicians (NOC 2282).

Business  & Finance Admin Jobs in Nova Scotia

Foreign skilled immigrants with work experience in administrative works have been recommended by Nova Scotia for provincial nominations. As many jobs in this field can be conducted remotely, the demand remains the same even after the pandemic.

Some of the in-demand admin jobs in Nova Scotia:

Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111);

Administrative officers (NOC 1221);

Administrative assistants (NOC 1241);

General office support workers (NOC 1411).

How To Apply For Canada PR Through Nova Scotia?

Come 2021, the province seems to focus on attracting foreign talent with specialized skills or occupations that match identified labour shortages. Further, the province seeks to retain international students after they graduate from any institution in the province.

Any eligible foreigner can apply for receiving a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia in two ways: the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), and the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

Eight different immigration streams under the NSNP:

‘Enhanced’ PNP streams –

  • Nova Scotia Experience: for candidates with their profiles registered in the federal Express Entry pool and work experience in Nova Scotia for at least one year;
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities: for candidates with their profiles registered in the federal Express Entry pool and who meet specific labor market needs;
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians: for candidates with their profiles registered in the federal Express Entry pool and who have a job offer as a family physician or specialist physician;

‘Base’ PNP streams –

  • Physician Stream: for physicians who have a job offer in Nova Scotia and are not in the Express Entry system;
  • Skilled Worker Stream: for skilled workers who have received a job offer in the province;
  • Occupation In-Demand Stream: for workers with a job offer in an occupation that is deemed “in-demand;”
  • Entrepreneur Stream: for individuals who wish to start a business in the province; and
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: for international graduates who wish to start a business in the province.

To apply under the AIP, candidates must have a job offer from a designated employer and must have an individualized settlement plan. Atlantic Canada consists of four provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

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