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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Canada’s Maritime Provinces experiencing “fastest” population growth in decades

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 20:04:02 +0000

Immigration is helping drive the fastest population growth in decades in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, says a new report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.   The three provinces, collectively known as Canada’s Maritime provinces, have been the focus of intensive efforts to attract and retain skilled foreign workers and their families […]

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Provincial Nominee Programs: New opportunities in 2019

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:05:49 +0000

Recent changes to Saskatchewan’s list of in-demand occupations are a good reminder of the fact Canada’s provincial nominee programs are constantly evolving.  Provincial nominee programs, or PNPs, allow participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year. PNPs have been playing an increasingly vital role […]

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