Nova Scotia Nominee Program has now a stream for physicians

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Nova Scotia Nominee Program has now a stream for physicians

Good news in Atlantic Canada! The province of Nova Scotia has just launched a new stream under its provincial nominee program. The new NSNP Physician Stream will help the public health authorities to bring foreign qualified physicians to work in the province.

nova scotia nominee programThe Nova Scotia public health authorities comprehend the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK). And only general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) and specialist physicians (NOC 3111) with signed approved opportunities with NSHA or IWK can apply.

Also, the letter of approval must contain: dated signature of an authorized person to hire physicians at the NSHA or IWK; dated signature of the applicant who is accepting the opportunity; an indication of eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia; and an indication of eligibility for the applicant to apply for privileges and credentials with NSHA and the IWK.

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Nova Scotia Nominee Program and permanent residency in Canada

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is an immigration recruitment and selection program that invite skilled workers that meet certain criteria to settle in Nova Scotia. In addition, under this program, applicant, spouse or common-law partner and dependents may get permanent residency in Canada.

nova scotia immigrationIn other words, the applicants of the NSNP Physician stream require two levels of approval before becoming a permanent resident. First, the candidate applies for the stream. After, Nova Scotia Office of Immigration verify the documents and, if the application is accepted, the candidate can apply to the Government of Canada for a permanent resident visa. But is important to know that being nominated by Nova Scotia does not guarantee that the federal government will approve the permanent residency application.

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Requirements for the principal applicant

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Besides having a letter of approval of the Nova Scotia public health authorities and NOC 3112 or NOC 3111, the physician must meet other requirements. Such as living legally in the country of residence. If currently living in Canada, the applicant must prove the legal status as a temporary worker or visitor.

Also, the applicant must provide a copy of an Education Credential Assessment or proof of education and medical training required for licensure in Nova Scotia. And the candidate must be able to perform the job in in one of Canada’s official languages as evidenced by an employment offer from the NSHA or the IWK. Canada official languages are English and French. In addition, you should not apply for the NSNP Physician Stream in the following situations.

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