As a temporary foreign worker, you may be considering immigration to Canada. If you would like to apply to become a permanent resident, it is a good idea to begin preparing as soon as possible. Eligibility is not automatic and you have to meet many requirements. Three possible immigration routes to Nova Scotia are briefly described below:
- The Nova Scotia Nominee Program
The NSNP allows the Government of Nova Scotia to recruit, select and nominate applicants who can meet the province’s labour market and economic needs. Nominated applicants, along with their spouse and dependents, may become permanent residents following approval by the Canadian government. Among other requirements, the applicant must have an offer of permanent employment.For complete information, visit the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration website at The Nova Scotia Nominee Program.
- The Federal Skilled Worker Class
The Federal Skilled Worker Class is administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Skilled workers are selected as permanent residents based on their education, work experience, knowledge of English and/or French, and other criteria that have been shown to help them become economically established in Canada. Among other requirements, the applicant must have an offer of permanent employment or have at least one year of continuous full-time paid work experience in one of the listed occupations by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For complete information visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada at The Federal Skilled Worker Class Program.
- The Canadian Experience Class
The Canadian Experience Class is administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. To qualify you must be a temporary foreign worker with at least two years of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada. Among other requirements, the applicant must provide proof of language proficiency.For complete information visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada at The Canadian Experience Class Program.