Nova Scotia immigration has added two new jobs to its Occupations in Demand stream for intermediate-skilled jobs in high demand in the province. Candidates with experience in NOC 7521 for heavy equipment operators (except crane) and NOC 7611 for construction trades helpers and labourers can now qualify for permanent residence through the Nova Scotia Nominee
New Brunswick immigration has temporarily reduced the work experience requirement for its truck driver stream, targeting candidates under NOC 7511. From March 20 until September 30, 2021, truckers only need six months of New Brunswick experience to qualify for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program stream. Previously, candidates required nine months of New Brunswick experience.
New Brunswick has created a new immigration pathway for truck drivers under the existing New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program skilled worker stream. The new stream, effective October 1 2020, comes in response to feedback on staff shortages from industry stakeholders, the province says. It specifically targets National Occupation Classification (NOC) 7511 for Transport Truck Drivers.