Early Childhood Educators Receive Letters Of Interest From Nova Scotia

Childhood Educators

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program targets Early Childhood Educators with LOIs (Letters of Interest) to participate in the Nova Scotia Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Immigration pilot.

All the invited applicants on December 20 draw are required to have a job profile as an Early Childhood Educator (NOC 42202) to qualify for provincial nominations under Nova Scotia Nominee Program.
ECE is a regulated profession in Nova Scotia and so any foreign immigrant willing to work and settle as a childhood educator will have to apply for ECE Level 1, 2, or 3 classifications.  

Applying for these classifications is free, and involves two (2) steps:

  • Pre-assessment: The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Nova Scotia determines if the applicant has the minimum qualification(s) to work as an ECE in Nova Scotia on the basis of the copies of the documents.
  • Assessment: If the pre-assessment confirms the qualifications to work as an ECE in Nova Scotia, NSNP will share the instructions to apply to ECE Classification Services for a level of classification and obtain a pre-approval letter necessary for a job offer.

Documents Required for Pre-assessment in Nova Scotia

  • Transcripts for all post-secondary education (diplomas, degrees, or certificate programs)
  • Identification document (Government-issued ID)
  • IELTS – General Training/ CELPIP – General/ TEF – Canada/ TCF – Canada score
  • International credential assessment (course-by-course report, if possible) – Issued by a Canadian-recognized service, such as World Education Services Canada.
  • Other documents – Any other documents necessary e.g., Proof of name change if applicable.

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility. 

Eligibile Immigration Streams for Early Childhood Educator

Candidates having a letter of interest can participate in the Nova Scotia Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Immigration pilot. Candidates having a job offer can apply through the following streams:

  1. Atlantic Immigration Program for Early Childhood Educators: Atlantic Immigration Program is an employer-driven federal program that facilitates the immigration of skilled workers and international graduates to Atlantic provinces, including Nova Scotia. 
  1. Nova Scotia Nominee Program: Skilled Worker Stream for Early Childhood Educators: Employers are allowed to hire foreign workers for those positions for which they are unable to find a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. 

Basic eligibility criteria to qualify under both the programs includes

  • Job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia
  • At least one year of work experience in the field of Early Childhood Development
  • Language proficiency of CLB 5
  • Intention to settle in Nova Scotia
  1. Nova Scotia Nominee Program: International Graduate In-Demand Stream for Early Childhood Educators

Candidates having graduated in Canada have even better chances of qualifying for permanent residence. The International Graduates in Demand stream from NSNP is for recent international graduates whose skills and education match Early Childhood Educator (NOC 42202). 

Here are popular Diploma Program Training Institutes for Early Childhood Educators in Nova Scotia. 

Region/Area Training Institute
Halifax/Metro Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education
Truro/Central Jane Norman College
Cape Brenton/Sydney Island Career Academy
Cape Brenton/Sydney NSCC- Marconi Campus  
Annapolis Valley NSCC- Kentville Campus
South Shore/Yarmouth NSCC- Burridge Campus
Northern NSCC – Cumberland

Degree Program Opportunities for ECE in Nova Scotia

Region/Area Training Institute
Halifax/Metro  Mount Saint Vincent University, Child and Youth Study

Contact our overseas education counselors to know the admission criteria in each of these institutions. 

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