New Immigration Stream to Address Labour Market Demands

Immigration/Education and Early Childhood Development

August 2, 2018 11:56 AM

Innovation and immigration are two key ingredients that will be used to respond to the province’s unique labour market needs through the creation of a new, responsive stream.

The new Labour Market Priorities Stream is a flexible and innovative approach to addressing market demands by proactively seeking skilled professionals in specific sectors where there are recognized needs.

Initially, the stream will be used to target early childhood educators and future professions will be targeted based on specific labour market needs.

“Our immigration system must be responsive to meet the unique labour needs of the province,” said Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Immigration. “Attracting and retaining skilled workers will help increase access to important services such as early childhood education, while also helping grow our population.
This will strengthen our communities and our provincial economy – benefitting all Nova Scotians.”

This new approach complements the Office of Immigration’s existing streams.

The stream launches Aug. 8 and will utilize the federal Express Entry system by inviting qualified candidates to apply directly to Nova Scotia.

The flexibility of the new stream will allow for the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration to specifically address market-identified labour shortages and is part of a broader national and international recruitment strategy.

For more information on the Labour Market Priorities Stream, visit https://novascotiaimmigration.com/move-here/labour-market-priorities .


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     Government announced today (August 2nd) a new immigration

stream that will take a flexible and innovative approach to

addressing the province’s unique labour market needs.

     Under the new Labour Market Priorities Stream, government

will proactively seek skilled professionals in specific sectors

where there are recognized needs.

     The new stream will initially be used to target early

childhood educators and future professions will be based on

specific labour market needs.

     Minister of Immigration Lena Metlege Diab says attracting

and retaining skilled workers will benefit Nova Scotians by

helping to increase access to important services such as early

childhood education.

     More information on the Labour Market Priorities Stream can

be found on the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration website.

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Media Contact: Lynette MacLeod
              Immigration
              902-229-0785
              Email: Lynette.MacLeod@novascotia.ca