Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Nova Scotia has temporarily paused the intake of immigrants under the Atlantic Immigration Program
The government of Nova Scotia announced on March 29, 2022, that the province has temporarily paused the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) and the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry (NSEEE) stream for food service supervisors (NOC 6311).
As of now, applicants who possess work experience under the NSEEE or AIP under NOC 6311 are not eligible to apply for permanent residency (PR). However, candidates working under the NOC 6311 can apply through the Skilled Worker Stream, and employers in the food and hospitality sectors may use the Skilled Worker stream to recruit employees under this NOC.
In addition, Nova Scotia employers may also hire food and beverage servers (NOC 6513), food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations (NOC 6711) under the Occupations in Demand stream.
To be eligible, you must:
have at least 1 year of work experience in Nova Scotia
be 21 to 55 years old
have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent
prove language ability in English or French on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). You need CLB 7 for skilled work in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0 and A and CLB 5 for NOC B positions
have a profile registered in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry system
For applicants to apply, they must complete the online application form and include all required information and attachments.