Canadian provinces rely heavily on foreign labor to push the economy forward, and that is no surprise. After the disastrous year of 2020, provinces are trying to make up for their losses and restore regular immigration. Attracting eligible foreign workers is a necessity.
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has decided to make the process of hiring foreign nationals easier for employers. They have introduced a series of measures that will allow employers to speed up the hiring process for candidates who are equipped to fill the labor shortages in the regional market.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot allows employers in the Atlantic provinces to find and hire eligible international workers to fill the gaps in the market. It is an employer-driven immigration program which means that candidates are required to have job offers as part of their eligibility requirements.
With the new measures in place, people belonging to certain professions will no longer have to go through the various provincial labor market testing steps. This means that they will not have to spend their time behind a Job Vacancy Assessment to prove that they are hiring immigration candidates only after exhausting all local options.
If you think that you will be able to benefit from this exemption, you need to secure a job offer in any of the in-demand occupations. Under the Healthcare sector, some of the in-demand professions include Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Medical Physicist, Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN), Dosimetrist, and Clinical Psychologist. Some of the qualifying professions in the Information and Communications Technology sector include Infrastructure Engineer, Cloud Specialist, Security Specialist, Software Developer, Biomedical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, AI Developer, and Python Developer.