Nova Scotia Creates New Immigration Stream for Physicians
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The Canadian province of Nova Scotia created a new immigration stream to attract general practitioners, family physicians, and specialist physicians.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program – Physician Stream is designed to assist Nova Scotia’s public health authorities – the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK) – to recruit physicians with required skills for positions that they have been unable to fill.
How does it work?
- Obtain a job offer from the NSHA or the IWK Centre as a general practitioner and family physician (NOC 3112) or a specialist physician (NOC 3111). Visit the following link for job postings: http://www.nshealth.ca/careers.
- Submit a complete application package by email to the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
- If you are nominated by the Province of Nova Scotia, you may then apply to the Government of Canada for a permanent resident visa through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The program is currently focused on recruiting physicians from Australia, Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom; however, it is not limited to those countries.
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