Nova Scotia Nominee Program: Introduces a New Pathway for Physicians

Nova Scotia Nominee Program: Introduces a New Pathway for Physicians


Nova Scotia is an Atlantic province and turning to the world to fulfill its call for more doctors.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program’s latest stream of Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream allows qualified general practitioners, specialist physicians and family physicians with a profile in the pool of Canadian Express Entry system has the opportunity to immigrate to the province.

Among other measures, applicants need to have an authorized employment offer from the Izaak Walton Killam (IWK) Health Centre or Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Health Centre in Halifax and pledge to residing and working in Nova Scotia province for a shortest period of two years in order to be recognized for selection by this new stream.

Presently, there are 124 positions open on the NSHA’s careers page. These positions ranged over different specializations and province regions.

It’s been determined that higher than 50,000 Nova Scotians are without a family doctor, a lack in the province so it targeted in the last year with an investment of CAD 39.6 million for raising wages and office visit rates and implementing the technology needed for increasing access to primary care.

Process of New Labour Market Priorities Stream for Physicians

To be recognized for a nomination of the province by the new Labour Market Priorities Stream for Physicians, aspirants must have a valid profile in the pool of Express Entry, which is Canada’s principal source for skilled international talent.

Express Entry maintains the pool of appellants for Canada’s 3 Federal Skilled immigration programs and conducts periodic invitation rounds by which a fixed number of the highest scored applicants are invited to apply for Canada PR.

Qualified physicians are chosen by the N.S.N.P obtain a Letter of Interest (LOI) by the system of Express Entry and have 30 days from the date it was announced to apply for a nomination from Nova Scotia province.

The N.S.N.P also has a committed Physician Stream that runs outside of the Express Entry system.

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