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

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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Demand for Immigration in Alberta Increases, New Applications for Canadian Immigration Open!

Good news for immigrants as a recent study finds increased demand in certain Alberta occupations, fueled by labour shortage due to COVID. 

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As a part of a government measure to analyze the impact of COVID-19 related restrictions on each province/territory, we focus on the increased opportunity for aspirants immigrants to take advantage of the labour shortage demand in Alberta. 

Here we have summarised the top 12 in-demand occupations in Alberta that could fuel more immigrants to apply for provincial nominations, leading to permanent residency

Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213) Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers (NOC 1228) Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)
Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172) Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) Construction inspectors (NOC 2264)
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (NOC 3011) Pharmacists (NOC 3131) Family, marriage and other related counsellors (NOC 4153)
Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers (NOC 4165) Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (NOC 7205

Among the top 12 in-demand occupations in Alberta, tech-based occupations like Computer and information systems managers, Software engineers and designers, Database analysts and data administrators, Information systems analysts and consultants are mostly employer-based immigration programs. However, interested candidates can immigrate to Canada based on their previous work experience and then look out for jobs in the local market. 

The healthcare-based occupations would mostly require foreign aspirants to undergo bridge programs before they could qualify to work in Canada. Mount Royal University is expanding its Bridge to Canadian Nursing program to train more international nurses. The 10 to 14-month-long programs will allow guide international immigrants on the path to begin practising in Alberta. 

Most immigration aspirants prefer to gain a graduation certificate from any Canadian institution. This helps them obtain the mandatory “Canadian experience” to obtain Canada PR. It helps them qualify for Canada PR in less than 6 years from the time they first received their study permit. 

While the federal government provides an interactive online tool to benefit job seekers to view the trends in their own occupations of interest, you can meet our immigration lawyers to get customized information depending on your job profile. 

Immigration Options to Alberta

You do not necessarily need a job offer to apply for Canadian immigration, however, skilled work experience goes a long way toward an immigration application and increases your earning potential. 

Canadian immigration is simple and less complicated than most other countries. The federal government runs three high-skilled-based work programs, managed by the Express Entry system. One may stand a chance to obtain permanent residence in Canada by getting nominated to apply under Express Entry. 

Express Entry manages the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skills Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Canada has kept these streams active as Express Entry-managed programs are expected to account for 108,500 new permanent residents in 2021. 

Another significant option to qualify for Canadian immigration is through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) popularly nominated eligible immigrant aspirants to apply for provincial nominations through:

  • Alberta Express Entry Stream,
  • Alberta Opportunity Stream,

AINP is known to hold regular nomination draws inviting eligible candidates to apply for provincial nominations. Upon receiving a successful provincial nomination, such candidates are assured of permanent residency invitation in the subsequent Express Entry draw. 

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