With A New Physician Stream Nova Scotia Immigration Targets Doctors

01 Mar 2018


With an aim to attract qualified doctors for working in the Provincial Health Service the Nova Scotia Immigration Office has commenced a new Physician Stream


The Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre is seeking the services of Family Physicians, General Practitioners, and Specialist Physicians from abroad. It has been designed specifically to help fill up the positions, where the Health Authorities, were unable to find a Canadian citizen or PR.


Candidates initially need to apply to the Nova Scotia Immigration Department and seek the provincial nomination, prior to applying for PR to IRCC.


Requirements for the Nova Scotia Physician Stream:

  • Having a lawful Status in the Country of Residence
  • In case of living in Canada, provide a proof of legal status as a visitor/temporary worker.
  • In case of applying from outside Canada, provide proof of legal status in the country of residence.
  • In case of losing the status, candidates are not eligible to apply until the restoration of status.

Job Offer

Written proof of approved opportunity with the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre as a:

  • General practitioner and Family Physician (NOC 3112)
  • Or Specialist physician (NOC 3111)


  • The approved opportunity needs to be on the official letterhead of NSHA or IWK and must bear the signature of the person authorized to hire physicians. It must have a date also.

  • It must bear the signature of the applicant accepting the opportunity. It must have a date also.

  • It must point out eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia,

  • It must point out that the applicant has the eligibility to apply for credentials and privileges with NSHA/IWK

Education and Training

A copy must be submitted of the Education CredentialAssessment/proof of education/ medical training which is required for licensure in the province

Language Ability

The candidate must have the ability to perform the tasks in the official languages of Canada, as seen through an employment offer, from the NSHA/IWK.

Features of a New Program:

  • The Nova Scotia ‘Study and Stay’ program will be rolled out across Atlantic Canada because the area wishes to attract additional international students for staying after graduation.

  • ‘Study and Stay’ provides services to a chosen group of global students and helps them to integrate into the Nova Scotia society fully.

  • It addresses the retention problem where 60 percent of immigrants reaching Atlantic Canada stay back, compared to 90 percent in Alberta and Ontario.

  • The Study and Stay’ is intended to complement the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, which has an international student stream providing PR to graduates having a Job Offer issued by a recognized employer.

 Major Benefits of ‘Study and Stay’ of Nova Scotia

  • Singular employment and transition support, given by an EduNova Retention Coordinator, and also providing college/university /community support.
  • Accessing a province-wide group of peers and business networks,
  • Two-day Employment Preparedness and Cohort Retreat, for every year of studies which has the presence of employers, and government and business leaders
  • Career assessments and self-value analysis,
  • Personalized career and goal-setting plan,
  • Training in carrying out professional job search, and mastering of resume/interview techniques,
  • Building a network of professional connections and employment connections,
  • Accessing a Workplace Placement Scheme for building experience

Eligibility norms of Nova Scotia ‘Study and Stay’:

  • Students from India, China, and the Philippines interested in taking university, college or Canada post-graduate studies, and enrolled in any of the levels of study,  at a post-secondary institution located in Nova Scotia: NSCC diploma program, university undergraduate, masters, or doctorate,
  • International K-12 students from India China and the Philippines presently studying at a high school in Nova Scotia
  • Applicants need to be accepted into their selected post-secondary institution for receiving conditional acceptance in the program. The Final acceptance will be issued when the applicant gets the suitable study permit issued by IRCC.

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