Since the pandemic hit the hospitality sector severely, Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada are short of skilled workers in the restaurant sector. Nova Scotia is now welcoming immigrants under the Occupations in Demand stream to meet their needs. Nova Scotia added three new occupations to the list of in-demand occupation streams.
The most in-demand skilled workers jobs are food and beverage services, light duty cleaners, kitchen helpers, and other related workers. All these jobs are listed under the National Occupational Classification codes, and immigrants can enter without Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Another advantage for the Canada skilled workers is that they can apply for PNP within six months of working and need to wait till six months to apply. Before the pandemic, these occupations were classified under NOC C and D categories. They were regarded as unskilled or low-skilled workers. Now, they are called essential skills after the pandemic.
Though Nova Scotia’s population has risen dramatically, labour shortages prevail, which is one of the significant reasons this program was introduced, that is, to welcome newcomers in these sectors and strengthen the economy.
Once you land in Canada, you can apply for PNP or Provincial Nominee Program when you get a full-time offer in occupations such as truck drivers, nurse aids, heavy equipment operators, light duty cleaners, food and beverage servers. You should be between 21 to 55 years old and should have at least one year of experience in any one of the occupations.
You should also show that you are financially capable of settling in Canada and passing the language test with at least a level 4 in English or French. You can check out Nova Scotia’s official website for more details and register for the program. Gather all your documents and wait for your application to be processed and immigrate to Canada.