New opportunities for immigration under the Nova Scotia Regional Labour Market Demand Stream

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) has announced opened doors for an increased amount of foreigners for application for immigration. Nova Scotia will begin accepting applications under the ‘Regional Labour Market Demand Stream’, allowing applicants to be submitted by the province, without the consent of a sponsoring employer.


Applicant eligibility is based on the below criteria:

  • Aged between 21 and 55 years old;
  • Indicate minimum language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark level 5;
  • Intend to have an occupation in Nova Scotia that is classified as Skill Level “0”, “A” or “B” of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) AND for which there is a demonstrated demand in the intended region of settlement in Nova Scotia as per the published In-Demand Occupation List. Other occupations may be considered;
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of work experience related to their intended occupation within the past 5 years;
  • Hold at least a high school diploma and a diploma from a post-secondary institution following a program of one academic year or more;
  • Provide a detailed settlement plan;

Have sufficient funds to support themselves upon arrival in Nova Scotia.


In demand occupations include the following:

  • Systems Testing Technicians
  • Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Head Nurses and Supervisors
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Managers in Health Care
  • Computer Engineers
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • User Support Technicians
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
  • Specialist Physicians
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  •  Financial Auditors and Accountants
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
  • Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Welders
  • Machinists
  • Industrial Electricians
  •  Steamfitters/Pipefitters
  •  Sheet Metal Workers
  • Sheet Metal Workers








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