2019-10-04 – Nova Scotia immigration has sent a recruitment team to the U.K. in a further attempt to attract qualified doctors.
Representatives from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and College of Physicians and Surgeons are attending the British Medical Journal Careers Fair on October 4 and 5.
This will be the third year Nova Scotia’s provincial government has taken part in the event.
It comes after the Nova Scotia Nominee Program recently launched a second provincial stream aimed specifically at recruiting physicians.
The new Labour Market Priorities for Physicians stream allows the province to select candidates who are qualified doctors from the federal Express Entry pool.
The stream specifically targets two National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:
- NOC 3112: Family Physicians
- NOC 3111: Specialist Physicians
Candidates must have an approved job offer from Nova Scotia Health Authority or the IWK Health Centre in order to receive a Letter of Interest from the NSNP.
The new stream compliments the existing Physicians stream, which is not linked to Express Entry.
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Requirements: Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
- Have an approved job offer from Nova Scotia Health Authority or the IWK Health Centre as either a Family Physician (NOC 3112) or a Specialist Physician (NOC 3111).
- Commit to live and work in Nova Scotia for a minimum period of two years.
- Receive a Letter of Interest from the NSNP through Express Entry.
- Submit your application within 30 calendar days of the issue date of the Letter of Interest.
- Meet the minimum work experience requirements of the Express Entry-linked program for which you have qualified.
- Demonstrate sufficient funds to establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia.
- Have legal status in your current country of residence.
Requirements: Nova Scotia Physicians Stream
- Legal Status in Country of Residence
- If you are living in Canada, you must provide proof of your legal status as a temporary worker or visitor.
- If you apply from outside Canada, you must provide proof that you have legal status in your country of residence.
- If you have lost your status, you are not eligible to apply until your status has been restored.
- Job Offer
- Written approved opportunity with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre as a:
- General practitioner and family physician (NOC 3112) OR
- Specialist physician (NOC 3111)
- The approved opportunity must be on official NSHA or IWK letterhead and must:
- Be signed and dated by a person authorized to hire physicians at the NSHA or IWK
- Be signed and dated by the applicant who is accepting the opportunity
- Indicate eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NS
- Indicate that the applicant is eligible to apply for privileges and credentials with NSHA and the IWK
- Education and Training
- A copy of an Education Credential Assessment or proof of education and medical training required for licensure in Nova Scotia.
- Language Ability
- The ability to perform the job in one of Canada’s official languages as evidenced by an employment offer from the NSHA or the IWK.