The province of Nova Scotia in Canada is looking to bring in more doctors. Physicians now have a chance to migrate to Canada under the Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.
Besides a valid profile in the Express Entry Pool, eligible candidates must also have a job offer from Nova Scotia. The job offer should be from either of the following:
Eligible candidates must also commit to living and working in the province for at least 2 years to be considered under this stream.
As per the NSHA website, there are currently 124 available positions in various specializations and regions in the province.
More than 50,000 Nova Scotia residents do not have a family doctor. The province had pledged a budget of $39.6 million to be used to increase wages and rate of an office visit. The funding was also to be used to provide technology for better access to primary health care.
How does the Labour Market Priorities Stream for Physicians work?
Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers is the Federal Express Entry Program. To be eligible for a provincial nomination, candidates must have a valid profile in the Express Entry Pool.
Candidates who meet the criteria for the Physician Stream will receive a Letter of Interest. They will receive the LOI through their Express Entry account.
Candidates who receive the LOI will have 30 days to apply for a provincial nomination, as per CIC News.
Successful applicants who get nominated will have 600 more points added to their CRS score in the EE Pool. This will, in turn, ensure that they receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next invitation round.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program also has a Physician Stream that is not linked to the Express Entry Program.
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