Changes to the provincial immigration program will open doors for more families and skilled workers to immigrate to Nova Scotia.
Statistics show that nominees who are skilled workers are more likely to bring family members with them, increasing the overall number of immigrants to the province. International graduates and skilled workers contribute greatly to our economy and the diversity of our province.
"This means more than 180 families will be able to apply through the provincial program, while continuing to welcome international graduates through federal opportunities," said Ms. More. "These changes will increase the number of skilled, professional immigrants choosing to make Nova Scotia their home for themselves and their families."
"The Nova Scotia Nominee program offers growing companies like Lixar IT with the tools to hire exceptional candidates," said Doug Mills, director of East Coast Operations. "Lixar's focus is in mobile, big data integration and cloud products and services within the auto, air, telco and travel sectors. Lixar sometimes needs candidates with very specific skills and this program helps to recruit these individuals and add them to an already vibrant East Coast team."
Applicants under the one-time, non-dependent child project and under the agri-food sector pilot will also be directed to federal immigration programs.
For more information on the Nova Scotia immigration strategy, visit www.novascotia.ca/jobshere.