Canada offers jobs and permanent residency through its Express Entry and Nova Scotia’s Regional Labor Market Demand Stream

Date Posted: April 25th, 2014 02:44 AM


Canada offers jobs and permanent residency through its Express Entry and Nova Scotia’s Regional Labor Market Demand Stream Filipinos who wish to work and permanently settle in Canada or in its province of Nova Scotia, now can look forward to two new immigration programs set to be implemented soon, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said yesterday. Citing the report of Labor Attache Leonida V. Romulo of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Toronto, Canada, Baldoz said that the Citizenship and Immigration Minister of Canada Chris Alexander recently made an announcement regarding Canada’s active recruitment model for economic migration officially called, “Express Entry”, formerly referred to as “Expression of Interest”. “This model, according to the announcement, is considered to be a major step forward in the transformation of Canada’s immigration system into one that is fast, flexible, and focused on meeting its economic and labor needs,” Baldoz said. Under the scheme, candidates who receive a valid job offer or nomination under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be quickly invited to apply for permanent residency—a key distinction between Express Entry and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which is only used to fill temporary labor and skills shortages. Based on a news release posted at , qualified applicants can expect faster processing times of six months or less when invited to come to Canada in the following key economic streams: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the PNP. The immigration system is to be launched in January 2015. On the other hand, Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s maritime provinces, recently introduced the New Nova Scotia Nominee Program—Regional Labor Market Demand Stream, aimed at selecting individuals who meet the labor market needs, wishes to join the labor market with full-time and permanent positions, and wish to live in Nova Scotia. “Applicants are not required to have a job offer at the time of submitting their application. However, they must intend to pursue employment in an occupation that has been designated as “in demand” by the province,” Labor Attache Romulo said in her report. Currently, there are 43 occupations in the fields of engineering, health services (including nursing), skilled trades, and food service identified as in demand by the province. The complete list of the occupations can be downloaded from the official immigration website of the Government of Nova Scotia, . Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: between 21-55 years old; meet minimum language proficiency requirements; have at least two years of continuous full-time work experience within the past five years in an eligible occupation and intend to work in one; legally residing in current country of residence; have sufficient funds for settlement in Nova Scotia; have at least a high school level of education and a degree, diploma, or certificate from a post-secondary institution, which must be at least one year in length; demonstrate intent to live in Nova Scotia and ability to become economically established in the province; complete an Employment Settlement Plan; and attend an interview, if required. End/rhev

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