Civil Engineers Canada Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program
Canada Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program
Nova Scotia is one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces. It is the second-smallest province in Canada, with 3800 coastal islands. Breathtaking beauty, and a relatively laid back lifestyle with cheaper living costs, Nova Scotia is definitely the way to go, if you are looking toward a relocation.
As far as work opportunities go, Government initiatives have expanded labour markets and increased employment opportunities across Canada, being especially beneficial for skilled workers in the technical fields, looking to relocate for better opportunities.
Canada is a lucrative spot for civil engineers aspiring for career advancement, because of the relatively easy job procurement process in the country, having secured which, getting a visa is just a matter of formalities. The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering(CSCE) offers membership to international applicants as well, helping to keep them abreast of the development in this field in the country as well as job opportunities.
For Civil Engineers wanting to settle in Nova Scotia, permanent residency visas get approved much faster by applying through the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP), that is employment driven and offers special benefits to skilled workers in the technical field, given the dearth of technical experts. There is no generalized process of assessment of applications; therefore, priority is given to Skilled Workers having a permanent, full-time job offer in Nova Scotia from an established Nova Scotia business, accompanied by a wish to settle permanently in Nova Scotia with sufficient settlement supports.
Skilled workers looking to obtain a work permit and subsequently wishing to settle there quintessentially must follow a two-step procedure:
Step 1: Application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program Skilled Worker stream:
Being a well-qualified civil engineer with the relevant skills and a permanent job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia, you must submit a complete application package. The processing time for a complete application can take three months or more, depending upon the time required for the verification of documents included in the application and on the number of applications received, as per the discretion of the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
Step 2: Application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a permanent resident visa:
If nominated by the Province of Nova Scotia, you may apply to the Government of Canada for a permanent resident visa, through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), as a Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee. In this case, the application will need to be sent to the CIC Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. In your application, the visa office where you are requesting for your application to be processed should also be selected. In most cases, it is the Canadian visa office for your country of nationality, citizenship or legal residence. As per the discretion of the authorities, you may be asked to go for an interview. All applicants (including spouse and dependents) must meet statutory requirements for medical, security and criminal admissibility. CIC has the final authority to issue a permanent resident visa.
For more information on the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program please contact me at [email protected].