Nova Scotia offers permanent residency

Nova Scotia offers permanent residency

Posted on 23 Jun 2014 Views ( 1594 )

To lure International scholars who graduate from Canadian universities, Nova Scotia started granting permanent residency visas to the candidates who have job offers from Nova Scotia employers. This is a welcoming change for International students who want to settle down in Canada after their graduation. Also the move draws a considerable number of foreign students to Canadian universities with the highest possibilities of citizenship, residency, and immigration. Though the province’s population is waning now, it is predicted to rise in the upcoming years. Nova Scotia Office of Immigration and Citizenship has approved the same. Nova Scotia Nominee Scheme is offering the scheme with provincial authorities nominating potential immigrants and immigration Canada responsible for final approval.

Now it is official that starting from the date June 6th, international graduates from Canadian Universities or Colleges, who are having a job offer from the employers of Nova Scotia, can apply for a permanent residency.

Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab said international graduates are ideal candidates to immigrate to Nova Scotia.

Businesses, Community Colleges, and Universities play a crucial role in ensuring foreign graduates get not only jobs, but also community contacts and information, that will make them want to settle and stay in Nova Scotia.

Government will be grateful for the support of communities, connector programs, business organizations, employers, and people. Without them government cannot boost immigration alone,” said Ms. Diab. We hope international graduates will help enhance our culture and economy.”

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce welcomes government’s move.

“The new policy aligns well with the chamber’s work, and has the potential to help international students make better connections with employers that could lead to more international graduates choosing to stay in our region,” said Mark Fraser, the chamber’s lead for the skilled workforce task force.

“We believe that if you can help an international student feel like they’re a citizen by building roots in the community, the likelihood of them choosing to stay in our region increases.”

The change will also help colleges and universities attract international students.

“This will improve Nova Scotia’s position as an outstanding education destination in the international marketplace, and our ability to attract those students to institutions and communities across the province,” said George Cooper, University of King’s College president and member of the Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents.

“Our universities commend government for taking this decisive action, and we look forward to working with government and others across Nova Scotia to explore and act upon the enormous potential of universities to attract and retain top talent to our province.”

The province can recommend potential immigrants through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, but Immigration and Citizenship Canada has the final decision.

Employers recruit and appoint the International students for positions they have not been able to fill with Canadian citizens or permanent residents.