Nova Scotia billboards aim to ‘set the record straight’ on immigration

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:38:51 +0000

New billboards around Halifax, Nova Scotia, are touting the benefits of immigration and international students in a bid to “get the facts out and set the record straight,” the city’s chamber of commerce says.  The initiative comes just two weeks after billboards reading “Say NO to mass immigration” appeared in Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and […]

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New Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities draw invites 204 Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:12:28 +0000

Nova Scotia held its first Labour Market Priorities draw in three months on September 4, inviting 204 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to search Canada’s Express Entry pool for eligible candidates who match identified labour […]

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Nova Scotia immigrants open Canada’s first airport honesty shop

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:47:01 +0000

Two Canadian immigrants have set up an unattended kiosk in the international airport serving Halifax, Nova Scotia, where transactions are done in good faith.  Restauranteurs Najib Faris and Francesco Stara are pioneering the honesty shop concept at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. An honesty shop is a retail experience where there is no employee working the […]

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Nova Scotia Nominee Program continues province’s long history of welcoming immigrants

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:59:12 +0000

Perhaps no province is as deeply associated with immigration in the Canadian memory as is Nova Scotia.  The province — whose name is Latin for “New Scotland” — plays host to Pier 21, Canada’s equivalent to New York’s Ellis Island. In the span of less than 50 years, from 1928 to 1971, more than one […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer alternative to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer antidote to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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More than 1,400 PNP invitations issued to Express Entry candidates in less than a week

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:53:04 +0000

Recent weeks have seen an impressive amount of activity among Canada’s Express Entry-linked provincial nominee streams. In the past five days alone, more than 1,400 Express Entry candidates have been contacted by Canada’s provinces to apply for a provincial nomination.  These streams allow Canada’s provinces and territories to choose candidates in the federal Express Entry […]

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PNPs in Focus: How Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program works

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:00:30 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown exponentially since its creation in the 1990s and now stands second only to the federal Express Entry system as the leading pathway to Canadian permanent residence for skilled foreign workers.  Recent weeks have seen nominee streams in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia issue more than […]

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Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in early childhood education

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:21:54 +0000

Nova Scotia held a new draw for 312 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as early childhood educators and assistants on June 3. The invitations were issued through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, which allows Nova Scotia to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with eligible work experience in an occupation that […]

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Nova Scotia launches new immigration pilot for in-demand intermediate-skilled workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 17:57:50 +0000

Nova Scotia has unveiled a new three-year pilot stream for immigration candidates with an eligible job offer in one of its targeted intermediate-skilled occupations.  The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) said professions targeted by the new Occupation in Demand Stream are “in high labour market demand” in the province. The occupations are also subject to […]

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