Immigration To Canada Sweetens As Nova Scotia Announces New Immigration Targets For 2022

Nova Scotia Provincial

Nova Scotia has confirmed 75% more allocations than 2021 for the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP), and the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) for 2022.

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Usually, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) determines the number of allocations each year based on the Immigration Levels Plan. For the current year 2022, IRCC increased the provincial nomination number to 5,340 and added 1,173 more endorsement spaces to the AIP.

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program is working to attract and retain more young people, entrepreneurs, and skilled workers in the field of healthcare, education, and construction.

Nova Scotia provincial Budget 2022-23 includes an additional $1 million for immigration and population growth marketing campaigns. The province is also investing $1.4 million more for settlement services in communities across Nova Scotia and $895,000 for more staff to support immigration programs.

Any eligible foreigner can plan their immigration to Canada through provincial nomination from Nova Scotia in two ways:

  • the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), and
  • the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program.

Immigration to Canada Through Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

‘Enhanced’ stream offer registered candidates in the federal pool to be considered for provincial nominations. This guarantees permanent residency in Canada as additional 600 points are added to their overall qualifying score.

Eight different immigration streams under Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program include:

‘Enhanced’ PNP streams –

  1. 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;
  2. Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities: for candidates with their profiles registered in the federal Express Entry pool and who meet specific labor market needs;
  3. 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’ stream targets candidates from a separate pool and delinked from federal Express Entry. It targets candidates with specific skills and experience for temporary residence in Canada.

‘Base’ PNP streams –

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

Immigration to Canada through Atlantic Immigration Program

Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is now a permanent federal immigration to Canada program. It will open doors for additional 6,000 eligible candidates to apply for Canada Visa annually.

Atlantic Canada is comprised of four provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador.

To apply under the AIP, candidates must have a job offer from a designated employer. They must have also had an individualized settlement plan.

Through the AIP, over 10,000 newcomers arrived in Nova Scotia between 2017 –2021. Over this period of time, about 91% of immigrants stayed in the province.

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