News release

New Immigration Stream to Address Labour Market Demands

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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