International Post Graduate Students Topics for Today Pathways

International Post Graduate Students Topics for Today  Pathways

International Post Graduate Students Topics for Today Pathways to Immigration Nova Scotia Office of Immigration Nova Scotia Nominee Program - Requirements - Process Settlement Programs and Services Pathways to Immigration Family Class Economic Class

Federa l Skilled Trades Federal Skilled Worker Business Immigrant (includes Start-Up Visa) Provincial Nominee

Programs Canadian Live-in Experienc Caregiver e Class s Protected Persons Class Spouses, Partners & Children Governmen t Assisted Refugees

Other relativ es Privately Sponsore d Refugees Dependent s Abroad Protecte d Persons in Canadaand Immigration

Citizenship Parents and grandparen ts (Supervisa) Skilled Worke r Family Business Worker Other Nova Scotia

Demand: Express Entry Humanitarian and Compassiona te Canada Current NS Nominee Program streams Future NS Nominee Program streams Business Stream

Nova Scotia Office of Immigration Established in April 2005 Staff (27) diversity: Canada, United Kingdom, China, St. Lucia, Croatia Egypt and India Language diversity: English, French, Arabic, Gujarati, Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese and Croatian Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (continued) What we do: Nova Scotia Nominee Program, Settlement Program, Strategic Policy and External Relations, Stakeholder Engagement, Communications, Administration

Attracting new skilled immigrants & their families Helping immigrants settle, succeed and stay Nova Scotia Nominee Program Benefits Primary tool for recruiting skilled international workers to the province Province selects and nominates individuals who will contribute to labour market and economy Flexibility assessment based on criteria not points system Faster processing No fees to apply

Nova Scotia Nominee Program Criteria Legal status Work experience Age Financial resources Education English or French language ability (listening, reading, writing and speaking) Intention to settle

Full-time, permanent job offer Skilled Worker Stream Criteria Skilled Occupations (NOC O, A, B): Main focus is on these occupations Permanent, full-time job offer from NS employer Age 21 to 55 Canadian high school equivalency of 12 years Related work experience of 12 months or 1,560 hours within the last 5 years English or French language ability to a CLB Level 5 (mandatory testing on case-by-case basis) Financial resources and settlement supports Skilled Worker Stream

Criteria (continued) Semi-skilled and Low-skilled Occupations (NOC C and D) Considered on a case-by-case basis Permanent, full-time job offer from established NS employer Age 21 to 55 Canadian high school equivalency of 12 years -English or French language ability to a CLB Level 4 (mandartory language testing) Skilled Worker Stream Criteria (continued) Related work experience of 12 months or 1,560 hours within the last 5 years, 6 months of which must be with the NS employer supporting the application

Applicants with a federal post-graduation work permit where occupations fall under NOC D are not eligible to apply (see when not to apply in Skilled Worker Stream Application Guidelines) Application Process *Always review Skilled Worker Stream Application Guidelines, specifically under when not to apply on page 10 before applying* Two Stage Process: Step 1: Apply to Nova Scotia Nominee Program Meet eligibility requirements Prepare and submit complete application package Processing within 3 months or more

Application Process (continued) Step 2: Apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as Provincial Nominee Meet admissibility requirements Submit federal application and certificate of nomination to CIC Central Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia CIC has final say in awarding permanent residency Settlement Services Nova Scotia Start: Pre-arrival and post-arrival services Settlement planning and services

Introduction to Nova Scotia Communication and language skills Business Programs More information: www.novascotiastart.ca Settlement Services (continued) Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Employment programs and services - Career coaching Resume and cover letter writing Pre-employment workshops Practice interviews

For more information: www.isans.ca / 902-4233607 Thank you! Questions? Contact us: Nova Scotia Office of Immigration 1741 Brunswick Street, Suite 110A PO Box 1535, Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3 Phone: (902) 424-5230 E-mail: [email protected] www.novascotiaimmigration.ca/ www.immigrationnouvelleecosse.ca

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