Immigration Offices is getting filled up with immigration applications, with huge number of international skilled workers, foreign entrepreneurs, refugees, and close family member of Canadian citizens or permanent residents getting invited for permanent residency in the province. As per the figures coming from the last year till the October end shows that 4,835 new immigrants came to province, which is in itself is the highest intake in decades.
In the year 2015, around 3,403 new immigrants were invited for permanent residency in Nova Scotia. This particular intake was the highest scale until 2016.
In the month of March, 2016, it was announced that Nova Scotia government had successfully tied up its process for a rise in the intake under Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), which is one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). It allows provinces of Canada to choose skilled workers depending upon the eligibility criteria set by the province.
More to come under Nova Scotia immigration
According to the province around 2,150 immigrants are expected to apply under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) in 2017.
The province government also is calling immigrants who wish to apply under federal program, through the Express Entry selection system.
NSNP is constructed for candidates who have the skills and experience required by the Province, and for which, an applicant, on selection by the provincial government, will be given a Provincial Nomination Certificate, in order to make the remaining immigration process faster.
Following are the immigration streams under which the NSNP accepts applications:
- Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
- Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
- Skilled Worker Stream
- Entrepreneur Stream
- International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
According to the Ivany Report, based on an economic blueprint for the province of Nova Scotia, it is necessary for the province to raise the level of immigration due to the continuous declining birth rate and outmigration in the province. As per the report there is a prediction made that within 15 years of time period there will be 100,000 lesser human labor present for working in province, and the province cannot get dependent on its natural birth rate.
This report forced province to initiate its process of inviting around 7,000 new immigrants every year by 2024.