The government of Nova Scotia has launched a new immigration stream specifically targeted at international students who have worked in the province for a minimum of one year.
The new stream will be part of the provincial nominee program which selects candidates for the federal express entry system, says Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. This year the government will be able to nominate up to 1,050 candidates for the provincial nominee program, up from 700 last year.
The new stream has been started as a pilot project mainly because it was felt that highly-qualified candidates, who include many international students, were not being nominated for the express entry system through other provincial streams.
The new stream aims to provide foreign students with a chance to apply for permanent residency in Nova Scotia.