Nova Scotia creates new immigration stream for physicians

Nova Scotia creates new immigration stream for physicians

Nova Scotia creates new immigration stream for physicians

Nova Scotia creates new immigration stream for physicians

Nova Scotia creates new immigration stream for physicians

Province says focus is on recruiting doctors in the UK and Ireland in 2018

The province of Nova Scotia has created a new immigration stream to attract general practitioners, family physicians, and specialist physicians.

The new Physician Stream is only open to general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) and specialist physicians (NOC 3111) with a job offer approved by either the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK), which is based in the province’s capital city, Halifax.

The stream is designed to expedite the immigration process for physicians by reducing the amount of paperwork involved. To this end, the Nova Scotia’s immigrant nominee program, the NSNP, says it will rely on credential assessments performed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia in a bid to eliminate duplication.

In a news release, the province introduced Dr. Jamie Tribo, the first physician to be recruited to Nova Scotia under the new stream.

Currently practicing in the United States, Tribo will be setting up a family practice in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton region.

“We are looking forward to our move to Nova Scotia,” said Dr. Tribo. “Obtaining a medical license in another country means clearing a lot of hurdles and paperwork before even beginning on immigration requirements. This new immigration program has made the process much simpler and shorter for us, and our recruiter has been a big help along the way.”

Dr. Lynne Harrigan, vice-president of medicine and integrated health with the NSHA, said the recruitment of foreign physicians is essential.

“We are operating in a competitive environment across Canada and internationally,” Harrigan said. “This stream provides our province a much-needed advantage.”

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) and the NSHA says they will work together to recruit doctors in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2018.

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Express Entry-linked PNP stream invited 511 candidates

Express Entry-linked PNP stream invites 511 candidates in its largest draw of 2018

Express Entry-linked PNP stream invites 511 candidates in its largest draw of 2018

Express Entry-linked PNP stream invites 511 candidates in its largest draw of 2018

Ontario invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores between 433 to 441

A popular Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program stream, Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, issued 511 new Notifications of Interest, or NOIs, in the latest round of invitations held on February 27.

In this round of invitations, NOIs were issued to select Express Entry candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 433 and 441.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) explained that the NOIs were issued to candidates whose Express Entry profiles were submitted between January 1, 2018, and February 22, 2018.

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who receive an NOI from Ontario are in the position to apply for a provincial nomination by the province. If their applications are successful, candidates are awarded an additional 600 points towards their Express Entry CRS score.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream is unique in its process of selection as it allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates with a CRS score of 400 or above, along with other criteria.

Biggest round of invitations so far in 2018

This marks the fifth and largest draw for the Human Capital Priorities Stream in 2018. In total, 1,808 invitations have been issued by Ontario to Express Entry candidates through this stream in the first two months of the year.

In its announcement, the OINP stated it “will continue to issue NOIs on a regular basis to candidates, who at a minimum, have a CRS of 400 and meet all the eligibility criteria.”

About Ontario

Ontario’s vibrant multiculturalism and varied landscapes make this a great place to live and to visit. Find out more about Ontario’s people, places, and history.

Key facts

Ontario is a study in contrasts. The varied landscape includes the vast, rocky and mineral-rich Canadian Shield, which separates the fertile farmland in the south and the grassy lowlands of the north.

Here are some key facts about Ontario:

Ontario’s more than 250,000 lakes contain about one-fifth of the world’s fresh water

In summer, temperatures can soar above 30°C (86°F), while in winter they can drop below -40°C (-40°F)

Ontario’s industries range from cultivating crops, to mining minerals, to manufacturing automobiles, to designing software and leading-edge technology

Cultures from around the world thrive and are celebrated in Ontario with festivals such as Caribbean Carnival, Oktoberfest and the Canadian Aboriginal Festival

Travellers can enjoy the many experiences Ontario has to offer, from a wilderness expedition in the north, to a “shop till you drop into your theatre seat” city excursion


Ontario’s economy thrives through its unique combination of resources, manufacturing expertise, exports and a drive for innovation. Ontario generates 37% of the national GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech, financial services and other knowledge-intensive industries”.

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Temporary Foreign Workers Increasingly becoming PR holders in Canada

Temporary Foreign Workers Increasingly becoming permanent residents in Canada

Temporary Foreign Workers Increasingly becoming PR holders in Canada

Temporary Foreign Workers Increasingly becoming PR holders in Canada

A recent trend has emerged in the immigration field related to Temporary Foreign Workers or TFWs. They are workers who get a job offer in the country and obtain a work permit in order to come to the country and work. According to the aforementioned trend, more and more workers are staying longer and are on the road to become permanent residents. This shift has been seen in the recent years due to the introduction of policies that comes to the aid of foreign workers.

Foreign Worker Programs in Canada

Under the umbrella of two major Programs are all the policies and laws that govern everything related to temporary foreign workers. These programs are:

The Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP): Under this program, there are three other programs that consist of foreign workers namely the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, the Live-in Caregiver Program and the Low-Skill Plot. The regional administrations of Canada have even encouraged and promoted the Caregiver Program due to a shortage of willing professionals in the field.

The International Mobility Program (IMP): This gives temporary foreign workers who are highly skilled in their areas, an opportunity to work in the country. The IMP also comprises of programs that allow Foreign Workers to transfer from overseas branches of a company or grant work permits related to academics and research work.

A study was conducted that observed closely the workers who held work permits between the last two decades. The pool of workers comprised of more than a million people who obtained work permits. With regulations being strict, a majority of those workers returned to their respective countries. But the people who have recently arrived are the ones who tend to stay longer.

Permanent Residency and the effect of these programs on Canadian Citizenship

Temporary foreign workers who stay for longer periods of time tend to be more inclined towards being Permanent residents. While there are different ways to becoming a permanent resident in Canada for foreign professional, these programs are the stepping stones for highly skilled professionals.

Canada’s Immigration system is beneficial to those who are knowledgeable, highly educated and highly skilled. Rewarding human capital has contributed a lot to Canada’s development in the earlier years.

Under the Temporary Foreign Worker Programs, Seasonal Agricultural Workers program is the one with the lowest number of people gaining permanent residency. Adult Caregiver Industry has an emergent needs for foreign workers and thus, the Live-in Caregiver program is the most lenient when it comes to residential requirements.

Factors that affect the Permanent Residency rate in Canada

Strict regulation and enforcement are important factors that limit the number of people that stay longer. Despite these reasons, how things are in their country of origin also has a great effect on foreign workers becoming permanent residents.

It has been observed that people from economically and socially stable countries have lower tendencies of migrating permanently from their home country. People from socially unstable or economically backward countries are the ones who look for better job prospects and tend to either stay longer or come back.

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